Big or small, there are two types of businesses in the world. Ones that have seen disaster strike critical I.T. systems, and ones who have not.
Trying not to think of the ramifications of a major disaster (such as dataloss, power outage, or a hostage virus) is a typical reaction – but proper planning will ensure your business, its assets, and your customer data is safe.
Britec business continuity planning is a simple cycle:
- Plan and Prepare
Britec can guide your business in taking the best steps for disaster recovery and continuity planning. Contact us today and schedule a free business continuity audit.
Backup & Recovery
Going beyond “backup” – Business continuity and protection through instant hybrid cloud virtualization
We all know how important backups are but just how effective is YOUR backup strategy? When is the last time you tested it? Have you considered how long it will take to get your company going again in the event of a server crash, virus attack, or fire, flood or theft?
There are many ways to provide backup of your most precious data and devices – and they all lead to the same destination – an ability to recover. Your backups are not important – your ability to recover and keep working is what is important.
What makes our hybrid cloud virtualization service so special and unique? It protects you by providing near instant recover of your entire systems not just your files.
Let’s look at two general types of backup – Local and Cloud.
You’re already familiar with local backups – you most likely use them every day. They could be tape or disk-based,utilizing expensive hardware that needs to be refreshed, and are really only useful for on-premise restores (meaning, in the event of a disaster that requires recovery off-site, you’re either going to need to physically move the backup system to the new site or you’re simply out of luck).
Then there’s cloud backups. They provide high availability and redundancy at a lower cost than local hardware and can recover to anywhere in the world. They also are limited by your Internet connection and, if you have no connection, can be rendered useless.
So what’s a business to do? Each option has its’ downsides in getting to the recovery “destination”.
The answer lies in taking both paths. You need the speed of local backups and the scalability, redundancy and “anytime, anywhere” recoverability of our instant cloud virtualization. This is what’s known as hybrid cloud backup & recovery. By using a hybrid cloud virtualisation solution, you have the assurance that you can recover the smallest file or the largest database no matter where you need to recover to, and utilize the fastest recovery medium to ensure you are operational quickly.
You also partner with a service provider to ensure every aspect of your business is recovered within an acceptable timeframe.
It’s a win-win.
When it comes to backup and recovery, partner with Britec and take advantage of our managed cloud virtualisation service to keep your business secure, protected, and ready for anything.
Anti-Virus/Malware & Firewall
Every week we hear from business owners that did not have adequate backup, disaster recovery and business continuity plans in place.
Having a backup is great but how long will it take to get your systems back up and running when your server gets infected with malware or has a hardware failure?
Can your business afford to be down for hours or days at a time—due to a vicious virus or merciless malware?
Anti-virus software is good, but it’s no longer enough. With CryptoLocker, for example, it’s often not detected until the virus has already started to encrypt your files.
Backup alone is not enough to save your files and keep your business running. What’s needed is a solution that can verify backups, deliver instant cloud virtualization, has the ability to see into your files and know when the virus took hold, and perform a restore that takes minutes versus hours or days.
What’s needed is a solution that will mitigate risk and reduce the chance of downtime even when a virus strikes.