Your disaster recovery plan needs to include a set of well-defined, realistic objectives firmly rooted in your business needs. Your plan must include planning, preparation, and guidelines for implementation. To create a solid plan, it is essential to analyze the impact and risks a disaster could have on your business and to prioritize applications and data during the recovery process.
The right technology can help with your disaster recovery efforts. Virtualization, replication and cloud computing allow for business continuity during disaster recovery efforts. The right technology protects your vital data and restores them rapidly. Florida IT Pros can analyze your current disaster recovery system and recommend a new system utilizing the best technology so you won’t have to worry about experiencing long downtimes if a disaster strikes. You can also minimize downtime during upgrades and other necessary tasks.
A Closer Look at Downtime
Downtime falls into two categories – planned and unplanned downtime.
Unplanned downtime is typically the biggest fear, but it only represents 5-10 percent of all downtime. Unplanned downtime is often a consequence of security breaches, data corruption, failed upgrades, mistakes, and disasters. In most cases, unplanned downtime is a result of people and process problems. It might not happen very often, but when it does, it can be a disaster. Every second counts, and if you don’t have a good disaster recovery plan in place, unplanned downtime can cause your business to close its doors for good.
Planned downtime is much more prevalent and causes quite a challenge. Planned downtime is caused by a variety of factors, including upgrades, batch jobs, and performance tuning. While these tasks have to happen, they can be detrimental to your business. It is essential you learn how to minimize this downtime to improve customer relationships and maximize your company’s efficiency and productivity.
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