WHAT IS BUSINESS CONTINUITY?
BUSINESS CONTINUITY ≠ DATA BACKUP
TRYING TO DEFINE BUSINESS CONTINUITY ISN’T ALWAYS EASY.
Everyone seems to have a unique definition these days. Depending on how your business operates, you may think about it a lot differently than the guy next to you.
Disaster recovery is the area of security planning that deals with protecting an organization from the effects of significant negative events.
A data backup is the result of copying or archiving files and folders for the purpose of being able to restore them in case of data loss. Data loss can be caused by many things ranging from computer viruses to hardware failures to file corruption to fire, flood, or theft (etc).
Data is essential for all types of organizations today, so ensuring access to mission critical applications and data following a disaster is critical.
However, business continuity and disaster preparedness are about so much more than that. In other words, you might have important apps up and running somewhere, but that doesn’t matter if your office is underwater and your employees are at home without power. You need to consider the business as a whole in order to satisfy your customers’ needs following a disaster event.
What does continuity mean for your business?
Imagine you are a medical practice that can’t book appointments because your server is down. How long could this business be down before it starts to “hurt” patients? Imagine you are a law firm that needs specific case files, but whose files were recently “locked up” by the Cryptolocker virus. Imagine you are a retail business that needs to process hundreds of transactions a day, but your point of sale system was damaged in an electrical storm, and you can’t process and record transactions. How will you stay in business? What will you do?
6 Seconds – is all we need!
End-to-end business continuity for IT environments
Backup your data as frequently as every 5 minutes
Restore entire servers in minutes, not hours or days
Both local and cloud options for data recovery
Mitigate compliance and regulatory concerns
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