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What to Check When Using Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Tools

2013 has certainly given Australia a battering, with raging bush fires near Sydney, ferocious floods in Brisbane and wild storms up and down the east coast. When disaster strikes buildings can crumble, but while you can resurrect a building, retrieving lost data can be a lot harder.

According to TechWorld, losing data can often result in a company closing its doors for good. It’s estimated that across the world, 25% of businesses don’t reopen after a natural disaster and 70% of small companies will go out of business within a year from the event.

To ensure this doesn’t happen to you, it’s a good idea to have a cloud-based disaster recovery plan in place. Here’s some things to consider:

  1. Look for a hybrid solution, check the status of your off-site data backups and ensure you have up-to-date copy that’s error free.
  2. Check to see if your data centre or cloud is equipped with current servers, data and network connectivity.
  3. Ensure all staff know how to implement your disaster recovery plan, including details like who to call and how to get systems and data back.

Cloud-based solutions have quickly gained a steady reputation as the best way to back up critical data. This is as they are accessible, affordable, compliant and fast at recovery.