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Seven Steps for Developing a Successful Disaster Recovery Strategy

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    Make Sure Technology Takes Center Stage

    Backup and replication are the foundation of any modern disaster recovery plan. Identify key operational infrastructure – data, systems, servers and applications without which your business can't operate – and make sure they are being backed up and replicated to an offsite location. This process provides an added layer of redundancy so, in the event your primary data center goes down, critical information and systems are available via the secondary site, and business operations can proceed unaffected.

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Seven Steps for Developing a Successful Disaster Recovery Strategy

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    Make Sure Technology Takes Center Stage

    Backup and replication are the foundation of any modern disaster recovery plan. Identify key operational infrastructure – data, systems, servers and applications without which your business can't operate – and make sure they are being backed up and replicated to an offsite location. This process provides an added layer of redundancy so, in the event your primary data center goes down, critical information and systems are available via the secondary site, and business operations can proceed unaffected.

With the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, the constant threat of tornadoes in the Midwest, and a looming strain on the electric grid from summer heat waves, companies must ensure that their disaster recovery strategies are rock solid and battle-tested. Downtime costs money – and a lot of it. According to the 2014 State of Global Disaster Recovery Preparedness report, the cost of losing business-critical applications to outages can be as high as $5,000 a minute. Companies can't afford to play Russian roulette with disaster recovery and business continuity. They need to institute a plan now – before disaster strikes. And companies today no longer have an excuse for inaction. Free tools, like BC/DR Link™, are easily accessible to help companies build and customize their own disaster recovery plan so they can confidently respond to a disaster or outage and recover their systems rapidly, effectively and efficiently.

Here are seven considerations from backup and disaster recovery leader Unitrends to keep top of mind when developing a successful disaster recovery strategy.