What is Business Continuity anyway?
Business Continuity is a system of proactive planning and processes to help your business continue to operate in case of data loss and network system failure. The “Continuity” part of business continuity is where you continue to do business instead of deal with a catastrophic system failure and data loss. If you aren’t prepared for data loss, you will be sorry.
How do we minimize your downtime in case of a system/hardware failure or cyber security issue?
What would happen if your business were caught off guard by a catastrophe? Flooding, fire or freak storm – would your company survive the impact? It’s not always the most obvious incidents that can have the most dramatic impact on your daily operations.
EnvisionIT Solutions Business Continuity services include:
Business continuity and disaster recovery planning
Data backup and recovery
Fast recovery for files and email
Virtualization of failed servers
Remote offsite storage
24/7 monitoring and management
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Is your business prepared for a disaster? Planning for the worst can help your business achieve its best, even during difficult times. With risk management and disaster recovery planning swiftly becoming essential elements to a successful management strategy, companies are realizing the importance of data backup as a significant component of business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
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Traditional Backup vs. Business Continuity
Traditional Backup Systems:
- Can take weeks to recover data after a disaster occurs, if the data is recoverable
- High risk of failure due to heavy manual administration: 58% of downtime is due to human error
- Difficult to test if a backup is working properly
- Time consuming and expensive to make a copy of, and store, backups in multiple locations. 61% of SMBs still ship tapes to an off-site location
- Backup speeds are slower
- Difficult to prioritize important data, files and applications
- Physical to virtual conversions can be time consuming and have a high failure rate
- Data and backups are at risk when based in only one location, either local OR in the cloud
- Limited options for encrypting data, may not pass industry regulations (i.e., HIPAA, SOX)
- Tape failure rates can exceed 50%
- Potential for theft of loss of media
- Perceived cost savings are deceiving–average cost of downtime is $163,674 per hour
Intelligent Business Continuity:
- Downtime after a disaster is reduced to hours, minutes, or even seconds
- Fully automated backup process—very little manual management required
- Automated screenshots are taken of each image-based backup, to verify a successful backup
- Each image-based backup is automatically saved in multiple locations for redundancy; local appliance and secure data centers
- Quick and efficient transfer of files to off-site data centers, even with low bandwidth or busy networks
- Critical data can be prioritized, to be transferred offsite first
- Avoid risk of downtime from a local disaster, as backups are stored in both local device AND secure cloud
- Minimal risk of corrupted backups or data loss
- Off-site backups stored in SSAE16 Type II data centers, ensuring security
- The ability to keep your business running in the event of disaster has immeasurable value
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From natural disasters to major security breaches, being prepared for business continuity in the face of disaster should be at the top of the to-do list for most companies. If you don’t have your business continuity plans in place, here’s what you need to know about creating a strategy that will keep your company protected.
Planning for the worst can help your business achieve its best, even during difficult times. With risk management and disaster recovery planning swiftly becoming essential elements to a successful management strategy, companies are realizing the importance of data backup as significant component of business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
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Traditional Backup vs. Business Continuity
What is the difference between traditional backup methods and business continuity? What is Business Continuity and how can it benefit your business? Traditional backup methods, such as tape, disk, or online only, are no longer sufficient. In fact, leading edge business owners are finding them unacceptable, due to their inability to recover data quickly and mitigate downtime.
Technological innovations have established a comprehensive new standard, Intelligent Business Continuity (IBC). Only an IBC solution will ensure data protection, data security, instant recovery, mitigate downtime and ensure continuity.