Tornado season is in full swing and like it or not, systems fail, servers die, and power surges. If you don’t have a disaster plan in place, you can be in serious trouble.
“If I deleted a file six months ago, can I recover that file from my backups?”
In the not too distant past, setting up an effective business continuity plan that included disaster recovery capabilities was an expensive, time-consuming task. For small and mid-sized businesses, the costs of purchasing and maintaining hardware and sufficient storage space that could mirror their business-critical systems often proved daunting enough that many simply crossed their fingers and hoped for the best rather than investing hard-earned funds on such a project. And hardware costs were just the beginning—businesses that wanted to create a plan were faced with ongoing maintenance fees to cover the cost of data replication, physically moving tape decks to the disaster recovery site, the risk of human errors and the cost of employing IT professionals.