We’ve Got Your Back(up)

Backing up data is necessary for compliance, but mostly it’s an insurance policy for your business. The ability to quickly recover business-critical apps and data may mean the difference between a thriving business and a failing one. In the event of human error, a hardware failure, cybercrime or another data-loss event, data protection strategies like backup and disaster recovery provide safety and security. Best practices outline the 3-2-1 rule of data protection:

Three copies of data
Stored on two different media
With one of those copies in the cloud

Data Protection and Disaster Recovery Solutions

Without effective backup and disaster recovery planning, including plans for replacing critical hardware, full business restoration can take weeks – or months – depending on the severity of the disaster and the disruption to supply chains. Very few organizations can tolerate that kind of downtime.

With cloud-based backup and disaster recovery, a recovery time objective (RTO) threshold of seconds or minutes is attainable. (This, of course, excludes the time it would take to replace on-premises or end-user hardware.)

As for recovery point objectives (RPOs), most organizations historically standardized on daily backups — with some relying on snapshot replication to achieve something like a 2- or 4-hour RPO for critical applications. With cloud services for data protection and disaster recovery, a near-zero RPO is possible through continuous replication. 

Don’t let unanticipated downtime cripple your business. Protecting against disasters and disruptions is possible; Structured can show you how.

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