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Natural disasters have certainly made headlines over the past years. Among the many lives lost and homes crushed, businesses, too, lay in ruins. After hurricanes Katrina and Rita, for example, 60 percent of Mississippi's small businesses closed, according to the Mississippi Small Business Development Center. But "disasters" for small to mid-sized businesses extend well beyond freak storms, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes.
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Backup, recovery & continuity systems are critical to small to mid-sized businesses.They protect against data, application & systems loss from six types of disasters. But business owners sometimes overlook the economics of these systems; especially new offerings.
The eBook provides ﬁve must know facts for business owners and ﬁnancial/operational decision makers looking to ensure critical business systems sustain minimal downtime.Read more…
For many small to mid-sized companies an initial data protection strategy often consists of utilities that come with the operating system or environment or one of the "default" data protection products for those platforms. As these companies grow so do their on-premise data protection demands, and their expectations. Often the original data protection solutions are inadequate and they look for a new application. As part of this search they include cloud focused products that can also aide in offsite data movement and disaster recovery (DR). The challenge for the small and mid-sized company is finding a solution that addresses both their on-premise data protection and off-premise DR needs.Read more…
Originally data protection was focused on backup windows and getting backups done before users came to work in the morning.And disaster recovery (DR) used to mean getting those backups (initially tapes, but now disk backups as well) stored in a safe place off-site. But as the overall speed of business picks up and more companies rely on their computer systems to run their businesses, they’re starting to realize the cost of downtime. Recovery therefore becomes the focus, and the need for a ‘real’ DR solution is recognized by more of these companies, including those in the mid-market space and smaller.Read more…
Regular tests of your IT disaster recovery plan can mean the difference between a temporary inconvenience or going out of business.
Testing at least once per month is important to maintain engineering best practices, to comply with stringent standards for data protection and recovery, and to gain confidence and peace of mind. In the midst of disaster is not the time to determine the flaws in your backup and recovery system. Backup alone is useless without the ability to efficiently recover, and technologists know all too well that the only path from "ought to work" to "known to work" is thorough testing.Read more…
This Whitepaper covers two important subjects:
#1: How onQ Works
#2: Alternative Recovery Approaches
Did you know that there is a better way to orchestrate your backups and recovery process that is not a hassle, doesn't cost as much as a duplicate DR site, and can be accomplished with relatively unskilled staff that could bring your dead servers back online in a matter of minutes?
That is what Quorums' onQ Recovery appliances attempt to do. Now downtime can be a thing of the past!Read more…
Fact #1: Backup is Not the Same as Recovery
Fact #2: Legacy Data in the Cloud Presents Additional Issues
Fact #3: Cloud Backup introduces Unpredicable Costs
Cloud protection doesn't guarantee that critical business functions will always be immediately available. The key question to ask is: How long will it take to get business systems operational again after a disaster?
Quorums' Hybrid Cloud Offers Flexibility + Instant Recovery
Assured Recovery | Secure Data and Applications | Predictable CostsRead more…
Many disaster recovery solutions often categorize themselves as turnkey "appliances," touting ease of use and fully automated capabilities. Yet, not all of these solutions fit the true definition of an appliance and are apt to cause frustration when claims of simplicity do not match reality.
Five Questions to Ask your Recovery Vendor:
#1: How easy is setup, operation & maintenance? Can I just plug it in and let it run?
#2: Is the appliance completely integrated and automated in order to minimize my time and risk?
#3: How easy is it to test my disaster recovery plan so that I know my systems will work when I need it most?
#4: How easy is it to recover my server, storage or entire site if a disaster occurs?
#5: What "hidden" costs should I be aware of?