IT Disaster Recovery Plan 101
After a storm hits any part of our country, many businesses are left wondering what type of Disaster Recovery plan do they have in place if a force of nature came knocking at their door. The devastation can be felt for months beyond the actual disaster, and businesses need to be prepared.
Does my business need an IT Disaster Recovery Plan?
An IT disaster recovery plan is essential for any business in any location. Taking the proper steps to prepare for the worst will not only save you money, stress, and frustration, but also will give you peace of mind knowing that should mother nature’s wrath head your way, you’re ready for it. Your disaster recovery plan should include safe guards for networks, servers, desktops, laptops, wireless devices, data and connectivity issues. Your hierarchy for recovery should give priority to those systems that are immediately necessary to return to normal business functions. Simply put, make plans to get up and running as quickly as possible with the absolute necessities in the days following a disaster. So what does your disaster recovery plan need to protect?
- Computer room environment (climate controlled computer room, secondary power supply, etc.)
- Hardware (networks, servers, desktop and laptop computers, wireless devices, etc.)
- Connectivity to a service provider (fiber, cable, wireless, etc.)
- Software applications (electronic data interchange, electronic mail, enterprise resource management, office productivity, etc.)
- Data and restoration
Did you know? Trapp Technology offers end-to-end Disaster Recovery (DR) Services nationwide! Trapp Technology’s DR Service offering ranges from Consulting, Design, Implementation, and Monitoring. Read more in this official Press Release…
My business cannot afford any down time. How do I start a Disaster Recovery plan?
That’s where an off-site data center comes into play. The best plan of defense against a disaster is to not be in the projected path, right? Our data center location in Phoenix, Arizona gives your data and disaster recovery plan an advantage because of our low risk of natural disasters.
About our Data Center
Trapp Technology’s servers are at a secure hosting facility with trained security guards on-site at all times and both a biometric security scan and ID badge are required to enter controlled areas. All Trapp Technology servers are protected by a multiple-level firewall system designed to minimize security risks. We also continually monitor our systems for unauthorized access and will take immediate corrective actions should we find anyone attempting to misuse any of our clients’ sites or servers. Trapp Technology stores your files on our servers and they are backed up daily to ensure your data is reliable and secure. Trapp Technology is a certified, SAS 70 type II, and SSAE 16 SOC Type II, Tier III data center.
When your software and your disaster recovery plan is on the cloud, that means you have one less thing to worry about when preparing for weather related incidents. Your data will be out of harm’s way, and you can rest assured that once you’re ready to get back to work, your software and files will be waiting for you. Don’t wait for your data to fall victim to the next megastorm like Hurricane Sandy or Katrina — take action to safeguard your important files.
If you’re ready to ensure that your data is safe from natural disasters, start a disaster recovery plan by signing up for a 30-day trial of our cloud hosting solutions!