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Seven Steps for Developing a Successful Disaster Recovery Strategy

  • Seven Steps for Developing a Successful Disaster Recovery Strategy-

    Consider the Cloud for Offsite Storage and Replication

    No matter what strategy you decide to use, making sure you get copies of your data offsite every day is what's most important when it comes to recovery. But, the cloud provides a fast, cost-effective and efficient way of storing data, systems and infrastructure and enables you to retrieve those critical assets within minutes of a declared disaster.

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Seven Steps for Developing a Successful Disaster Recovery Strategy

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    Consider the Cloud for Offsite Storage and Replication

    No matter what strategy you decide to use, making sure you get copies of your data offsite every day is what's most important when it comes to recovery. But, the cloud provides a fast, cost-effective and efficient way of storing data, systems and infrastructure and enables you to retrieve those critical assets within minutes of a declared disaster.

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.