Data loss can deal a catastrophic, often fatal blow to a small or midsized business. Not only is there a direct loss of productivity — which can continue for days or weeks — there are other significant, often overlooked expenses, like hiring a team to help restore your systems, reputational damage, and lost business opportunities.
Human error and insider threats
Hardware or network failure
Cyberattack and ransomware
Disaster recovery isn’t a solution that you simply install and forget about, it takes careful planning, configuration, and maintenance to ensure that all your systems are receiving the right protections.
We have a documented process for BDR design and deployment that’s been helping businesses throughout Ohio discover greater dependability for over 20 years.
Analyze your system to track how production data flows throughout your network.
Choose the best backup software and solutions on the market for your needs.
Deploy and configure those technologies to meet your precise BDR needs.
Test and maintain the backups system to ensure it meets your evolving needs.
The cloud has revolutionized how businesses approach backup and disaster recovery, eliminating the need for secondary data centers and other off-site infrastructure. With a well-designed cloud backup solution from Astute Technology Management you’ll discover not only greater security and stability, but cost efficiency as well,
Plan and design a solution so that data from every network endpoint — including mobile devices, laptops, servers, and PCs — gets moved to the cloud at the right cadence.
Ensure sensitive data is securely encrypted for safe transmission to and from cloud platforms.
Audit cloud vendors and SLAs to assure they meet your security and back-up needs.
Manage costs and cloud back-up resources needs as your requirements evolve.
One of the best tools that you have against the threat of malware, ransomware, and other forms of cyberattack is an effective disaster recovery solution. As the threat of cyberattack continues to rise at small and midsized businesses, it’s important that business leaders make sure they’re ready.
Tune BDR metrics like recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RTO) to meet the recovery requirements of sensitive systems and data.
Configure cybersecurity protections to ensure back-up systems and data are secure against compromise
Design a business continuity plan to ensure operations even when ransomware locks you out of your physical hardware
According to disaster recovery leader Datto, 96% of business that have a test back-up solution in place recover from ransomware attack.
It’s essential you regularly test and maintain your disaster recovery system. The reason is that your network is highly dynamic, where users create new data and install new applications every day.
Without regular testing of your back-ups, these systems will naturally fall out of alignment with your goals. This could leave your business open to increased risk of data loss or downtime.
We’ll go through the DR process with your team, testing your system verbally against various scenarios. These tests, which are not disruptive to your operations, ensure that your vendors and staff are prepared to restore operations after a disaster.
These comprehensive tests gauge real-world readiness, like a fire drill for your network technology. Our team will help you determine a scope for this complex and disruptive form of testing, then turn systems on and off to measure your network’s real-world ability to respond to and withstand serious disruption.
Despite the importance of DR testing, 23% of businesses report having never tested their DR solution. How about your business?
Data loss is always stressful, we know that better than anyone. The Astute Technology Management team has been helping Ohio businesses in all industries mitigate the risk of network downtime and data loss.
If your organization needs help building and managing a data back-up or disaster recovery system, contact our friendly team of engineers. We’re happy to answer your questions!
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