The ability to recover from a disaster is vital for any company which has any dependence on computer systems – from businesses which carry out all their services online all the way down to those which only use email, online banking or basic computer networks. A disaster recovery service is a sensible option for most organisations.

What Would A Disaster Entail?

A disaster is essentially any unforeseen event which significantly puts your organisation at risk by disrupting your operations. This can include things such as:

  • Earthquake
  • Long-term power outage 
  • Cyber-attack

Any of these events could wreak havoc on a business, leaving it unable to provide services, pay staff or contact customers. Even a seemingly minor event such as roadworks cutting through a water pipe can be devastating for a business, particularly if you are unable to access customer data or have nowhere for staff to work in the interim.

What Is Disaster Recovery?

Disaster recovery is essentially everything involved in returning to normal operations following a disaster. This could include regaining access to data, hardware, software, power and connectivity. It could also include finding a new work location and sourcing new furniture. 

What Is A Disaster Recovery Service?

Disaster recovery services help you to ensure that your organisation can be up and running as quickly and smoothly as possible after a disaster. Building a disaster recovery plan can be very complex and it will need to comply with both internal and external regulations, including GDPR. A disaster recovery service can provide a thought out, validated disaster plan which can be implemented in the event of any disaster. 

Why Would You Need A Disaster Recovery Service?

A disaster can affect any organisation. A study found that over 40% of small businesses fail to reopen after a natural disaster (such as a hurricane or earthquake), and when it comes to cyberattacks, the figure is much higher. Therefore, it is vital to have a secure disaster recovery plan in place. A disaster recovery service can ensure that your business has a strong disaster recovery which is tried and tested, and the service will provide support in implementing the plan in the event of a disaster.

With both the number of natural disasters and the number of cyberattacks increasing year on year, the survival of your business is at risk if you do not have a strategy in place.