There are many things that a business can do to protect their IT infrastructure. One of the most important things, and something that many businesses tend to look look past is recovering after a disaster. However, when a business employs the outsourced services of an IT vendor or when a disaster strikes, recovering will likely be one of the services that the business will eventually come to appreciate.
Virtual and Physical Damage to a Businesses Computer Network
A myriad of things can happen to a businesses computer network to damage it. If the network is housed within the business, as is most common, acts of nature that cause the building to be destroyed, fires or acts of vandalism can significantly compromise a computer network. In addition, cyber attacks can cause a business to be held ransom by hackers. All of these things would mean that the existing network will have to be wiped out and reset to factory standards. This means losing a great deal of data. Fortunately, with Disaster Recovery, fear of losing data can be put to rest.
Different Methods of Data Backup
Recovering from a disaster could mean a few things as it relates to network data and software. This data could be backed up on a cloud-based application, which makes it extremely easy to access if a computer network needs to be wiped clean.
There are some businesses that use data centers where data is routinely backed up. These centers can be equipped with emergency power, high security and top-of-the-line fire suppression systems. This backup data is stored in data centers and can be accessed if something happens to a computer network.
Losing data can be crippling to a business, and it can cause the business to have to start all over again from a technical infrastructure standpoint. Fortunately, with periodic backing up of a network’s data, if the network itself is physically damaged or if the network is affected by a hacker, the most recent data can be accessed once the computer network is up and running again. This ensures that the business can go on without so much as a small hiccup.