By: Jameson MacInnis, BDR Engineer, The Walker Group
There are many things a business should have, that, hopefully, they won’t need. A few examples might include a fire extinguisher, a plunger, and a Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) solution. Each of them are exceptionally important in their own way. Since March 31st is World Backup Day, let’s focus on BDR, because it’s not a matter of IF but WHEN disaster will strike.
As we do so, it’s important to point out that a BDR solution is made up of multiple parts, each with its own crucial task. It’s right there in the name: Backup and Disaster Recovery. These two halves each play an integral part in ensuring your business continuity.
Backup: This half of the BDR consists of ensuring that your data is backed up, safely preserved in case something were to happen to your local files. Simply put, it’s an extra copy of your data to replace the original if a situation (like a power outage or a ransomware attack) were to destroy, lock, or otherwise make the original files inaccessible.
Disaster Recovery: As for the Disaster Recovery portion of BDR, this is the half that presumes that the worst has happened. In other words, it is for when a natural disaster, weather event, or some other unfortunate circumstance has caused serious harm to not only your data, but also the equipment you use to access it, and your location itself. In response to this possibility, the BDR enables a business to have a fallback that enables operations to resume as rapidly as possible.
These two halves make up the whole that is a solid BDR strategy. The unfortunate reality is that a business-crippling disaster could happen at any time, as could a data-loss incident. What’s your plan?
For assistance in proactively developing your data backup strategy and implementing a BDR plan for your business, turn to The Walker Group. Let’s talk.
Meanwhile, if your network does implode, and you need urgent care to triage your IT disaster, turn to Walker911 – crafted just for that type of situation. When it hits the fan, and you’re heading into crisis mode, turn to www.Walker911.com.