There are many threats your business is facing – loss of data is one of them. Loss of data can bring several consequential losses: loss of time, loss of money, loss of business opportunities. In order to avoid loss of data, time and money, your business needs to recover fast in case of a negative event. This recovery can take the shape of either disaster recovery or operational recovery. Which one does your business need? The short answer is: both.
It all starts with backups
In order to be able to recover your data in case of a negative event, you first need to have a reliable backup mechanism in place. Backups are an essential part of any recovery process – without backups, you have no recoverable data.
Before planning a recovery strategy for your business, you first need to figure out an efficient way to create and store backups. The next step is to make sure that you can recover data and operations fast, achieving both a low RTO and a low RPO.
But how can you recover your data? In IT terms, the most popular terms we use are: Disaster Recovery and Operational Recovery. And your business could benefit from both:
1. Disaster Recovery or how to recover from an IT crisis
As we have previously pointed out in one of our blog posts, Disaster Recovery involves a set of tools and procedures that will help your business recover from an IT “crisis”. This is not a routine operation, as a “disaster” has a powerful negative impact on a business. Disaster Recovery typically implies the failure of the primary data center and recovery to an alternate site or device.
Without the appropriate backup and recovery mechanisms, a “disaster” can impact your business both in terms of data losses, as in terms of downtime.
2. Operational Recovery or a way of fixing errors
Unlike Disaster recovery, operational recovery deals with more “routine” kinds of failures. The events that require recovery are, in this case, smaller in impact. Nonetheless, in a world governed by data, recovering data fast in an ability you should have.
While Disaster Recovery deals with high-impact events affecting the IT infrastructure, operational recovery deals with errors that appear in a business’ daily life: an accidental file deletion, a code error, a file that is wrongly saved etc.
But once you have a reliable backups mechanism in place, you can incrementally recover the damaged data and carry on as usual.
The bottom line: fast recovery is a must.
Essentially, disaster recovery and operational recovery serve the same purpose: getting your business back on track with no data loss and in the minimum amount of time possible. The only difference is the situation form which you need to recover.
In order to achieve efficient IT and business operations, your IT infrastructure should be designed with both operational recovery and disaster recovery in mind.
Syneto’s approach to reliable recovery
Backup everything, everytime. Restore anything, anytime
Instant, automatic backups of all the data on the infrastructure.
Under one minute to recover and restart a VM.
Predictable restore time. Eliminate doubt from recovery
Recover everything: up and running in 15 minutes.
Certain and predictable recovery. Everytime. Everywhere.
The Syneto HYPERSeries has been designed with backup and recovery in mind. The product offers instant automatic backups – thanks to automatic backup scheduling, you can make your sure your important data is always safely backed up. You can then use these backups to recover and restore files and applications in case of any kind of negative event.