Tag Archives: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Disaster Recovery: Building a DR Plan for the Cloud

You can never know when a disaster will occur to your cloud infrastructure. You can, however, prepare a cloud disaster recovery plan that enables you to restore operations quickly whenever disaster does strike your cloud. This article explains how. Continue reading

Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service 101 for MSPs: How to Build a DRaaS Offering

DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) Checklist for MSPsWhen it comes to backing up and restoring data, MSPs can offer two distinct services. The first, and most basic, is Backup-as-a-Service, or BaaS. A more sophisticated and potentially more profitable offering is Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service or DRaaS. This article explains what DRaaS is, how it is different from BaaS and how to go about developing a DRaaS offering.
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Recovery Point Objective Explained

What is recovery point objective (rpo)

You recently learned about RTO – one of the key points of any backup and disaster recovery strategy. In this article, you will learn about the Recovery Point Objective (RPO), which stands for data loss in cases of disaster, and how it influences backup and recovery strategies. Continue reading

Tips from Steve: Real Life Disaster Recovery Scenarios

Tips from Steve: Disaster Recovery ScenariosWhat would you do if a disaster strikes? Flood, fire, tornado, a devastating ransomware attack. These all are real-life issues, that any business can face. We have asked Steve Putnam to tell us about the real-life disaster recovery examples, they have in mind, for the possible disaster striking one of their clients. Continue reading

Disaster Recovery Planning and Testing: Best Practices

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Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to disaster recovery planning best practices, disaster recovery testing process and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning. Continue reading

Recovery Time Objective (RTO) Explained

Recovery time objective (RTO) explained

The main aspect of every backup and recovery strategy is a balance of RTO and RPO objectives. They regard how quickly and precisely you will be able to get the data back if something goes wrong. In case of disaster, recovery time objective becomes one of the most valuable characteristics in the business planning.
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Backup vs. Disaster Recovery

Backup vs Disaster Recovery

If you tell someone that your computer crashed, the first question you usually hear in response is “Did you back up your files?”

That’s the right question to ask if you’re talking only about personal data or a single computer. When your PC crashes, having a data backup available is usually all you need to restore your normal routine.

But if it comes to a company, backing up data is not enough. When a company’s infrastructure is damaged or data is lost, a full disaster recovery operation needs to take place to restore operations without causing critical disruptions to the company. Disaster recovery requires much more than simply backing up files.

To understand why, you need to appreciate the difference between backup and disaster recovery, which this article explains.

It might seem that we are talking obvious things here, however, in the article you will find a couple of numbers about backup and disaster recovery.

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How to Choose Between Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS/RaaS)?

Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS/RaaS) represent two major models ensuring high availability for the enterprise. All companies want to protect their production data against such disasters as fire, flood or human faults. And, when such disasters happen, these companies want to minimize their losses and restore their data as soon as possible. Therefore, the choice between DRaaS and BaaS becomes a stumbling block in network development.This article reveals the difference between these two models. It also provides a few use cases for BaaS and DRaaS. All this will help to choose the model that meets best your business specific needs and demands.

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