BCDR - Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Every business faces unexpected challenges, whether it's a natural disaster, power outages, hardware failure, viruses or even the next wave of cyber-attacks. If you’re not prepared these events can be devastating to a company.
This is where Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) comes in.
BCDR is a plan that outlines how a company will continue operating during and after a disaster. It's a comprehensive strategy that involves backing up data, ensuring that critical systems and processes remain operational, and having a recovery plan in place to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.
If a company does not have a BCDR plan, it can suffer severe consequences such as critical data loss, company reputation and even financial losses in lost revenue and loss productivity during down time while systems are rebuilt. That's why it's crucial for every business to have a BCDR plan in place. A BCDR plan not only helps businesses to survive disasters, but it also helps to minimize the impact of a disaster and protect the company's assets and reputation.
This isn’t a one and done type of plan. It’s a living document that needs to be regularly revied and updated to remain effective in the face of changing technology an circumstances. Companies should also conduct regular testing and simulations to ensure everyone knows what to do during an emergency.
Are your backups immutable?
When is the last time you tested restoring a backup to verify its valid? How often do you test failover on your critical IT infrastructure?
By having a BCDR plan in place, you can ensure that you can continue operating during and after a disaster, minimize the impact of a disaster, and protect your assets and reputation.
So make sure you take the time to create a living BCDR plan and actively test those systems to ensure that you are covered when the inevitable disaster strikes.
If you need any help along the way, don't hesitate to reach out!