Disaster recovery (DR) is an organization's ability to respond to and recover from an event that negatively affects business operations. The goal of DR methods is to enable the organization to regain use of critical systems and IT infrastructure as soon as possible after a disaster occurs.
What is Disaster Recovery?
Disaster recovery (DR) is an organization's ability to respond to and recover from an event that negatively affects business operations. The goal of DR methods is to enable the organization to regain the use of critical systems and IT infrastructure as soon as possible after a disaster occurs. To prepare for this, organizations often perform an in-depth analysis of their systems and create a formal document to follow in times of crisis. This document is known as a disaster recovery plan.
Disasters can include:
Natural events like earthquakes or hurricanes
Failure of equipment or infrastructure, such as a power outage or hard disk failure
Man-made calamities such as accidental erasure of data or loss of equipment
Cyber attacks by hackers or malicious insiders
Why is disaster recovery important?
Having a proper disaster recovery plan could:
Minimize interruption – in the event of a disaster, even if it is completely unexpected, your business can continue operating with minimal interruption.
Limit damages – a disaster will inevitably cause damage, but you can control the extent of damage caused. For example, in hurricane-prone areas, businesses plan to move all sensitive equipment off the floor and into a room with no windows.
Training and preparation – having a disaster recovery program in place means your staff are trained to react in case of a disaster. This preparation will lower stress levels and give your team a clear plan of action when an event occurs.
Restoration of services – having a solid disaster recovery plan means you can restore all mission critical services to their normal state in a short period of time. Your Recovery Time Objective (RTO) will determine the longest time you are willing to wait until service is restored.
Our data environments are sprawling — across on-premises, cloud, hybrid, multicloud, etc. Data itself can flow between regions and cloud providers, making data protection and recovery exercises agility. Compliance adds an extra layer of complexity. And yet, there is much to be gained.
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Recovery Time Objective
Instant restore allows you to reduce RTO to seconds in few clicks by running any physical or virtual systems backup.
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Backup for Office365
Protecting on-premise date is a non-brainer. But why do so many organizations overlook protecting cloud data?
Microsoft provides powerful services within Office 365 - but a comprehensive backup of your Office 365 data is not one of them.
Backup for Microsoft Office 365 eliminated the risk of losing access and control over your Office 365 data including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams - so that your data is always protected and accessible.
With Office 365, it's your data - you control it - and it is your responsibility to protect it.
Mircosoft Office 365 gives you the power to securely backup Office 365 and:
Protect your Office 365 data from accidental deletion, security threats and retention policy gaps
Quickly restore individual Office 365 items and files with industry-leading recovery flexibility
Meet legal and compliance requirements with efficient eDiscovery of Office 365 items
7 reasons why backing up Office 365 data is critical
Accidental deletion: The first reason, is actually the most common concern for data loss in Microsoft 365. If you delete a user, whether you meant to or not, that deletion is replicated across the network. A backup can restore that user, either to on-premises Exchange or Office 365.
Retention policy gaps and confusion: Retention policies in Microsoft 365 are designed to help organizations comply with regulations, laws and internal policies that require that they retain or delete content, they are not backups. But even if you do rely on your retention policy in place of a backup, they are hard to keep up with, let alone manage. A backup provides longer, more accessible retention all protected and stored in one place for easy recovery.
Internal security threats: When we think of threats to our business, we usually think in terms of protecting against external ones. But many businesses are experiencing threats from the inside, and they are happening more often than you think. Having a high-grade recovery solution mitigates the risk of critical data being lost or destroyed.
External security threats: Ransomware is becoming more and more sophisticated, and criminals are finding more ways to reach our users, deceiving them into clicking a link so they can encrypt the entire organization’s data for ransom. A backup can easily restore data to an instance before the attack.
Legal and compliance requirements: There are eDiscovery capabilities built-into Microsoft 365, but a third-party backup solution is purpose-built to easily search within a backup and quickly bring back data to meet any regulatory compliance needs.
Managing hybrid email deployments and migrations to Microsoft 365: Whether you are migrating to Microsoft 365 or have a blend of on-premises Exchange and Microsoft 365 users, the exchange data should be managed and protected the same way, making the source location irrelevant.
Teams data structure: The Teams backend is much more complex than many realize. Teams is not a self-contained application, meaning the data generated in Teams resides in other applications, such as Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive. With this added layer of complexity, ensuring the data is adequately protected is paramount.
Veeam delivers Modern Data Protection for virtual, physical, cloud, SaaS and Kubernetes workloads, and our customers love being able to have full control over their Office 365 data and protect against the 7 reasons we covered. Here are some words from Aleh Sadaunichy, Infrastructure Solutions Architect at Staples.
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