Offsite Backup and Disaster Recovery
You need to know, without a doubt, that your company’s data is safe!
When it comes to backing up and protecting your company’s critical data, you need to know for certain – without any lingering doubts – that you could recover your files and be back up and running again fast after a natural disaster, server crash, malware infections, hacker attack or other data destruction event.
As a small business, I like the fact that Direct Tec is our IT department – we see them as an extension of our company.
What I like most is the ability to think long term and how IT is going to play a role in our company. We can have these conversations with Direct Tec and they open us up to new ideas with IT and infrastructure.
There are 3 essential parts to protecting your business
- Secure, Encrypted Offsite Backup – You need to be sure that your files are secure and offsite, and taking a backup home on an external disk is not the way to solve this problem. Our offsite backup solution protects your data and ensures your data is easily recoverable should you need to recover a file.
- A Data Recovery and Disaster Recovery Plan – It is a mistake to think that data backup is the same as disaster recovery. Just having a copy of your data isn’t enough, you need a plan in place to get everything restored quickly. Having a plan that includes how to restore full systems, applications, and data and understanding the criticality of each is crucial. Don’t wait for a disaster to strike before you figure out how to restore.
- Someone needs to be responsible – Assuming that the backups are complete or the restore plans are adequate are never enough. Who in your business thinks about protecting your data every day. Direct Tec’s clients know that is what we are doing.
Want to learn more about how to protect your business.
Backup Checklist – If you can’t answer yes to these questions we should talk
- My backups are stored offsite
- There is a documented process for restoring a file
- I have a plan to restore my entire system in the event of a major failure
- I know who is responsible for my backups
- A test restore has been completed successfully
- My backups are compliant with all industry requirements and insurance requirements