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Backup and Disaster Recovery: an IT Managers' Myth-buster

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With the high pressures of driving business critical projects as well as managing the existing IT infrastructure, it can be difficult to dedicate the time needed to craft and manage the backup and disaster recovery solution your organisation needs. Out-sourcing to a specialist provider is often the best way to overcome this challenge.

At Backup Systems, we have been working with medium to large businesses across a wide range of sectors for 10 years. In that time we have found that scare tactics and mind-blowing misinformation are mudding the waters, making choosing a service provider a challenge in its own right.

So we’ve put together a free guide which details 5 of the most popular myths and some key points to help debunk them.
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Read on to see how many of these misconceptions you are operating under:

Myth 1 – Disaster Recovery needs to be expensive.

When big name brands attach an equally large price tag to a backup and disaster recovery solution, it is easy to just go along with it - assuming that it comes with premium quality service. But is it really necessary to put such a huge dent in your IT budget for a solution that may not even provide exactly what you need?

Myth 2 – There are always hidden costs.

With the growth of data reaching exponential levels, so many organisations are being penalised for their success.  Increased staff numbers, new locations, or the provision of additional services all seem to hike up the cost of your backup and disaster recovery service.

Additionally, it’s not only your successes that can come with a big price tag, but your moments of need do too, as the charges for support or even accessing your own data can be eye watering.

Is this something that organisations should just accept in the name of good backup and disaster recovery service?

Myth 3 – Data can take a long time to retrieve

Time is money, and the longer your business is denied access to its data, the more it stands to lose.  With a number of factors contributing to data retrieval times, this isn’t a time period set in stone.

As key considerations of backup and disaster recovery strategy planning, service providers should be able to work directly with you and your organisation to understand how best to optimise these features and minimise down time.

Myth 4 – Business Resumption = Business Continuity

With RPO & RTO guidelines in place, organisations are working towards minimising downtime and are aiming to get business back-up and running with as little data lost or damaged as possible. But understanding the difference between being able to deliver everything you need using alternative work around plans and a full scale recovery of assets is an important differentiator. Which one are you being promised?

Myth 5 – Data Backup is a good enough disaster recovery solution

Having your data saved to a secure location and bringing it back when you need it is not the same as having the ability to replicate your entire computing environment and restore it if your primary environment fails. Knowing exactly the extent your data environment is protected through the solutions and services provided by your vendor and what can be restored, is an essential consideration.

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Download the guide to get the complete low-down on the most common Backup and Disaster Recovery Myths and start debunking them. 

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Topics: Backup Strategy

Published:
17.03.2017