IT Disaster recovery is all about protecting your data, and the cost of data loss can be staggering. According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, an estimated 25 percent of businesses do not reopen following a major disaster. As a business, you spend an enormous amount of time, planning, and money into making your organization successful. But what are you doing to protect yourself against a disaster? If it’s time for you to re-evaluate your current DR position, …

Disaster recovery is neither simple nor easy. The underpinnings of a successful disaster recovery strategy are complex and often difficult to implement and maintain. If you lead a technology department, you have a running list of disaster recovery issues that rapidly goes from manageable to overwhelming. It is a time-consuming and complicated endeavor. You know that your data systems are critical to your business. Without them, your business soon grinds to a not-so-graceful halt. The risk of losing business compounds with every …

With the growing popularity of the cloud, more and more companies are turning to it for their production sites. But what about cloud-based disaster recovery? Does it offer the same kind of benefits? As disaster recovery can be complex, time-consuming and very expensive, it pays to plan ahead to figure out just what your business needs. Putting your disaster recovery plan in the cloud can help alleviate some of the fears that come with setting it up. Here are four big …

We’ve talked about continuous data protection, developing a DR plan, and offsite backup. What do these things all have in common? They are all a part of Disaster Recovery as a Service. Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) in its entirety offers the full suite of components of disaster recovery by a third-party vendor. It consists of a replication product (continuous data protection), an offsite backup product (point-in-time recovery), a disaster recovery plan and vaulting that plan so you can access …

Disaster recovery plans keep your business running A disaster recovery plan is important for many reasons, but in the world of business continuity, disaster recovery planning is a must-have component. There are several steps that need to be taken within a disaster recovery plan, including determining which systems are critical, what kind of recovery site is most beneficial for your business and determining what RPO/RTO your business can afford. But one of the most overlooked components of disaster recovery is testing …

What is continuous data protection?

Posted on February 2, 2016 by

In today’s faster-than-ever-paced world, it’s becoming more and more important for businesses to have all the technology they need at their fingertips in order to survive. In the event of a disaster especially, if organizations want to offset their losses, they need to be able to access and recover their data and infrastructure as quickly as possible. Continuous data protection can help with this. True continuous data protection (CDP) is real time replication of data as it is being written …

We all know the importance of disaster recovery as it relates to business continuity and HIPAA compliance. However, there is a lot more to disaster recovery, and not all recovery options are created equal. Different kinds of disaster recovery are dependent on the needs of your business. In this post, we’ll talk about how the speed at which you need to recover your data and infrastructure affects your recovery site options and cost. When it comes to the speed of recovering …

There are many aspects of complying with HIPAA regulations, and all are equally important to avoid facing the stiff penalties that come as a result of any violations. In addition to technical and physical safeguards for your PHI, the administrative safeguards of the HIPAA Security Rule require a contingency plan. This is comprised of a data backup plan, disaster recovery plan, emergency mode operation plan, testing and revision procedures as well as application and data criticality analysis. We’ll discuss how …

As we’ve discussed previously, there are many parts to a Business Continuity Plan, but what makes IT disaster recovery such an important subset? For starters, many businesses are relying more and more on IT infrastructure as they become more digitized. They need connectivity, networks, and servers. Some of these companies are being forced to recognize the growing trend to move everything to the cloud, such as the healthcare industry, where HIPAA compliance requires everyone to have an electronic health record as …

Business continuity is a term that’s growing in popularity in risk management circles, but what does it mean exactly? The following is a list of common questions about business continuity and how it affects an organization and the people within it. What is business continuity? If we break down the word, continuity is defined by Merriam Webster as “the quality of something that does not stop or change as time passes: a continuous quality.” Business continuity takes that definition and applies it …

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