Definition: Disaster recovery is the process of restoring your data and systems after a catastrophic event, such as a natural disaster, cyberattack, hardware failure, or human error. Without a proper disaster recovery plan, you could lose valuable data, face downtime, damage your reputation, and incur financial losses.
As a service provider, AIEQ Systems understands the importance of disaster recovery for your business. Disaster recovery is the process of restoring your data and systems after a catastrophic event, such as a natural disaster, cyberattack, hardware failure, or human error. Without a proper disaster recovery plan, you could lose valuable data, face downtime, damage your reputation, and incur financial losses.
That’s why we offer a managed solution that uses Acronis, the preferred backup and recovery software for businesses of all sizes. Acronis provides fast, reliable, and secure backup and recovery for your data and systems, whether they are on-premises, in the cloud, or hybrid. With Acronis, you can:
- Protect your data from ransomware and other threats with advanced encryption and anti-malware features
- Restore your data and systems in minutes with flexible recovery options and bare-metal restore capabilities
- Reduce your storage costs and bandwidth usage with deduplication and compression technologies
- Automate your backup and recovery processes with scheduling and policy-based management tools
- Monitor and manage your backup and recovery activities from a single dashboard with reporting and alerting features
Consider Cloud Backup: 50% of all tape backups fail to restore. Then, 77% of companies that test their tape backups find failures. In addition to that, workstations are not being backed up properly in 96% of cases, to begin with, data loss prevention statistics show.
39% of small businesses don’t have an incident response plan.
The devastating impact of data loss on a business is especially visible in small businesses. Almost 70% of small businesses close within a year of a large data loss. However, with proper planning and execution, data loss need not be the end of the world
Acronis statistics regarding data backup frequency for IT users: Only 10% conduct daily backups. Approximately 15% of users back up data once or twice a week. Just over a third of users rely on monthly backups. Most shockingly, 41% of users rarely or never back up their data, leaving themselves completely exposed to total data loss should an incident occur.
Here are 10 reasons why you need disaster recovery for your business:
- Data is the lifeblood of your business. Losing it could mean losing customers, revenue, and competitive advantage.
- Downtime is expensive. According to a study by IDC, the average cost of downtime for a small business is over $3000 per hour.
- Reputation is everything. A data breach or loss could damage your brand image and customer trust.
- Compliance is mandatory. Many industries and regulations require you to have a disaster recovery plan and prove that you can recover your data in case of an incident.
- Threats are evolving. Cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated and frequent, targeting businesses of all sizes and sectors.
- Disasters are unpredictable. You never know when a natural disaster, power outage, or human error could strike and disrupt your operations.
- Technology is complex. Your IT environment consists of multiple devices, platforms, applications, and services that need to be backed up and restored consistently and accurately.
- Business is dynamic. Your data and systems change constantly as you add new customers, products, features, and locations.
- Recovery is challenging. Restoring your data and systems after a disaster requires specialized skills, tools, and resources that you may not have in-house.
- Backup is not enough. Having a backup copy of your data is not enough if you cannot access it or restore it quickly and easily.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact us today to learn more about our managed solution for disaster recovery using Acronis. We will help you design, implement, and maintain a disaster recovery plan that meets your business needs and budget.