More than 80% of businesses that suffer catastrophic data loss never reopen or close their doors permanently within two years.
Be the other 20%.
A business continuity plan should be tailored to fit an individual business, but a typical plan will include:
- A list of essential business requirements identifying risks and assessing the impact they would have on your business, and
- A strategy to respond to, manage, and recover from an incident.
The plan needs to be regularly tested, reviewed and updated to make sure it remains relevant and useful. Every business should know how they will manage an emergency situation. Planning is best done before an event, not in the middle of it. How quickly your company gets back to business after an emergency often depends on the planning you do now.
Central Valley IT Systems can help you develop a simple Business Continuity Plan that will ensure your business survives in the event of a disaster.
Backup and archival
Backup of business critical data has long been a pain point for businesses. Too often if a backup system is put in place it is inadequate to enable a swift return to full operational capacity.
According to Gartner Inc., the average data center has a backup success rate of only 87%. Many would also tell you the ability to successfully recover data is even lower.
File archiving and backup systems have two distinct and complementary functions: backup for high-speed copy and restore to minimize the impact of failures, human error or disaster; and file archiving to effectively manage data for retention and long-term access and retrieval. These two capabilities can be applied together to optimize the cost and improve the overall effectiveness of any storage infrastructure.
Central Valley IT Systems has decades of experience with virtually every backup and archival technology that is available. This experience has given us a unique perspective that allows our principals to instinctively address issues that many IT professionals would overlook, or not consider until a specific issue manifested, often after data has been irretrievably lost.
Even the best backup system cannot account for every eventuality, and attempting to do so often leads to enormous expense. There are occasions when data is lost before it has been backed up, and a loss of that data can sometimes have catastrophic effects.
We have experience recovering data from all manner of storage devices, from SD cards to corrupted RAID arrays, even from computers that have been virtually destroyed in fires.
When disaster leads to data loss, often the worst thing that can be done is to stumble along attempting to get the data back without the knowledge and experience to know what can be done to recover it, and what will only ensure that it is unrecoverable.
If you’ve lost data that you need back, call for a consultation before taking any further action to prevent the permanent loss of your critical data.
We were once witness to a disaster that very nearly ended with an airplane crashing into a customer’s business. Some disasters are simply not something that can be anticipated. A solid plan for disaster recovery being in place before that disaster strikes is essential to minimizing downtime and the resulting impact on your business.
We have helped many customers put the pieces back together after a disaster that could well have ended their business had they not been prepared.