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Disaster Recovery & Backup

What are Backup and Disaster Recovery?

Backups and disaster recovery differ in important ways. Creating a backup is the process of making an extra copy of your data (or multiple copies). The purpose of backing up data is to protect it. If your backup data is accidentally deleted, corrupted, or a software upgrade causes a problem, you may need to restore it.

On the other hand, disaster recovery refers to the process of quickly reestablishing access to applications, data, and IT resources following an outage. It might be necessary to switch over to additional servers and storage systems until your primary data center is functioning again.

Backups are sometimes confused with disaster recovery. Having copies of your data doesn’t mean you can keep your business running, as they may discover after a serious outage. You need a robust, tested disaster recovery plan to ensure business continuity.

The Importance of Planning

Backup and disaster recovery cannot be neglected by your organization. Your employees or partners will sit idle if it takes hours to recover lost data following an accidental deletion, meaning they cannot complete business-critical processes. The more time it takes to reopen your business after a disaster, the more likely you are to lose customers permanently. Investments in backup and disaster recovery make total sense given the amount of time and money you could lose.

A Good Plan Increases Your Chances of Recovery

According to statistics, over 40% of companies that don’t have a Disaster Recovery Plan go out of business after a major loss like a fire, burglary, storm, or sabotage.

If you protect your organization before disaster strikes, a temporary setback will not become a permanent setback. Business Continuity Planning should be the first step in disaster recovery.

West Texas companies and small businesses have discovered that they must back up their important files, both personal and public. Midland IT Services provides backup support to these companies and businesses.

You can get started right away with the help of our IT support team. Upon a disaster occurring, we will develop a comprehensive plan for your organization, taking into consideration key components that are crucial to your recovery, as well as establish a formal process to restore your business continuity.

Our Disaster Recovery Plan will be a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to help you and your employees prepare for disasters, including contacting local authorities and insurance

companies, re-establishing phone service, sourcing equipment, restoring data, and all essentials needed to restore your organization’s operational capability.

Get information on how to protect your business data in case of a disaster. The data backup and disaster recovery solutions offered by our Midland IT team protect businesses across West Texas. Contact us for more information.

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