Create a Recovery Plan Today (before hurricane season hits)

by | Aug 13, 2013 | Business Continuity

Waiting Could Cost You Dearly! Create a Recovery Plan for the Upcoming Hurricane Season Today!

Hurricane season has always been dreaded by small businesses on the East Coast. For years, businesses had to worry about losing electricity and phone lines going down, which can cut off communication with customers and put business operations to a screeching halt. Now organizations must also be concerned with protecting their data, data recovery and having access to it… a whole new ballgame the small business is unprepared for. With the hurricane season now rapidly approaching, it’s time for businesses to create or update their recovery plan to ensure data recovery is possible when disaster hits.

Although hurricane season typically starts in late August and goes through September, experts are now predicting and early start to the 2013 hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is also predicting an active hurricane season:

“Our confidence for an above-normal season is still high because the predicted atmospheric and oceanic conditions that are favorable for storm development have materialized. Also, two of the four named storms to-date formed in the deep tropical Atlantic, which historically is an indicator of an active season.”

Unfortunately, your business can’t prevent hurricanes or change their trajectory away from your region. What your business can do, however, is create a comprehensive recovery plan that can lessen the effects of the storm by backing up your data as part of the plan for your data recovery. If your business cannot afford to lose important data about clients and your business, data recovery and backing up your data should be a priority in your recovery plan.

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Data recovery services can help your business resume its operations quickly after a storm by recovering and restoring your data quickly. With instant virtualization, your business can recover its data within 5 minutes of losing a server, and in the case of a lengthy or drawn out storm, you’ll be able to recover your data as soon as you have Internet access. Data protections services host off-site systems, so even if your business was physically destroyed, your data will be safe on a secured server.

Having a comprehensive recovery plan that includes backing up your data will prepare your business for the upcoming hurricane season. If you would like more information about how to create a recovery plan, contact us.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.