When lighting strikes your business, it’s important to be prepared.

With the potential for business data to become inaccessible due to cyberattacks or unexpected circumstances, it’s crucial to have a disaster recovery plan in place. Where many businesses may have a backup plan in place, Arcus Technology’s disaster recovery is about more than just backing up your data. Here’s everything you need to know about our plan.

Preparing your infrastructure before a disaster strikes

Data loss only occurs when there isn’t a solid infrastructure available in the first place. Keeping information stored on hardware devices alone just isn’t wise. That hardware won’t last forever. Updating your infrastructure does involve backing things up, but using cloud storage solutions and keeping your information in the right place is key.

We offer a range of new infrastructure options that can avoid data loss. With cloud-based solutions and virtualised environments, we can ensure that your data is stored securely and can be recovered quickly in the event of a disaster. By using the latest technology, we can help you mitigate the risk of data loss and ensure that your business can continue to operate as usual.

Advanced backup automation

Manually backing things up and continually maintaining your business network is no mean feat. Where it’s important to keep on top of a business network to avoid disaster, it’s helpful to have tools that can do some of the heavy lifting. Automated backups are the way forward.

We use software that manages your backups quickly and efficiently, with easy access for authorised users. Using our systems, you can recover full servers, workstations, and Microsoft 365 data. Our automated backup plans won’t take up all of your bandwidth and offers unlimited storage in some cases.

By automating backups and testing procedures, we can help ensure that your data is always safe and recoverable in the event of a disaster. Our team of experts will work with you to develop a customised disaster recovery plan that takes advantage of the latest automation tools to ensure that your business is always protected.

Block-level storage for secure data replication

One of the main challenges businesses face in disaster recovery planning is ensuring the availability and integrity of critical data. When a disaster strikes, it’s crucial to have backup systems and processes in place that can quickly and reliably restore data and systems to their pre-disaster state. However, traditional backup and recovery solutions may not provide the level of security and reliability that many businesses require.

One of the main aggravating factors is the sheer volume of data that businesses need to protect. With the exponential growth of data, it’s becoming increasingly difficult and expensive to store and manage backups. Additionally, businesses need to ensure that their backup systems can provide real-time replication and data mirroring to prevent data loss and minimise downtime.

Block-level storage virtualises and emulates the same functionality as a hard-drive (block storage). The only difference is that the storage area is hosted in the cloud as a service. This choice provides greater flexibility and efficiency in managing data, as well as more storage in most cases. And importantly, block-level storage provides real-time data replication, which can help minimise downtime and data loss in the event of a disaster. 

Disaster recovery testing

It’s all very well installing a system that can keep your business safe, but for many, they need the assurance that these measures actually work. Disaster recovery testing (DRT) is the process of validating that your disaster recovery plan will work in the event of an unforeseen emergency.

Disaster recovery testing helps our businesses to assess the strengths and weaknesses in their system. We can assess downtime, which files and software might become at risk, and whether any other protocols need to be put in place. Once we know if there are any issues, we can work towards fixing them.  

Even enterprise level businesses have made the mistake of assuming that their disaster recovery plan works, without having tested it. DR testing is a final part of our process, and a vital safety for ensuring that your business is protected.

Minimising costs and downtime for disaster recovery

It’s important to procure a disaster recovery plan that can keep costs down. A disaster could lead to financial ruin without the right procedures in place. Paying a small fee every month is not much in comparison to the money that could be lost recovering from a significant loss.

Arcus Technology have the expertise and resources to implement robust disaster recovery solutions that meet the unique needs of your business. We can help you identify potential risks, develop a comprehensive plan that includes backup and recovery strategies, and test and update the plan regularly. We also supply round-the-clock monitoring and support to ensure quick response and resolution in the event of a disaster.

Building and maintaining an in-house disaster recovery plan can be expensive, as it requires significant upfront investment in hardware, software, and personnel. We offer flexible pricing models. You’ll only pay for the services you need.

Keep your business safe with Arcus Technology

We understand how important your data is to your business. When it comes to disaster recovery, Arcus Technology will treat your business the same way we would our own. Our engineers offer IT support of all kinds, and have a wealth of experience in keeping business IT operations running smoothly.

If you’re looking for a modern solution to keep your business safe from disaster, or need help recovering from a significant data loss, get in touch.