BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND DISASTER RECOVERY
It is critical for any business to be well-prepared for any type of disaster which includes cyber-attacks, hardware failure, ransomware attacks, and natural disasters. The ability of an organization to be resilient in business continuity is highly dependent on its ability to replicate systems and data, and how fast can they be spun in case of a disaster.
Without a robust business continuity plan, the organizations can suffer huge data losses resulting in a loss of confidence from the consumers and damage to the reputation. It is imperative for an organization to prepare, plan and perform mock BCPs to be prepared in face of a disaster.
Disaster recovery is the capability to ensure business continuity with minimal or no downtime along with ensuring no impact on business operations at the time of a disaster. Every organization has a portion of the IT budget allocated for the DR which can vary from 2-25% depending upon the type of services. For example: If you have a service which is being used by 1000’s of end users (example: Instagram) the DR budget can be 25% as the impact on business will be huge if the service is down.
The increase in ransomware attacks by cybercriminals has increased in the year 2022 and every business from small, and medium to large is impacted by this, a data breach can cost business millions of dollars and it can ruin the reputation built over the years in minutes hence, it is very important for SMB’s and large enterprises to secure the data.
Key Considerations In A Disaster Recovery Plan
There are 3 steps while preparing for business continuity:
- Preparation for Disaster
- Response to it
- Steps required to restore the system
As the network grows, companies are facing the need to secure their systems and data from the increasing cyber-attacks that have affected millions of users in the past 2 years. With the new hybrid ways of working across industries and countries, companies now need an always-connected defence protocol and clarity of what risks remote users elevate and how to mitigate them.
- Data includes all the customer data and the business critical records.
- Systems accounts for all the business critical software’s used company-wide
- Identify and define dependencies between systems programs.
- Define the steps needed for successful execution of DR plan.
- It is very critical to identify the people who will be involved in the DR activity and to clearly define the roles to ensure smooth execution.
- In some industries there are special policies that companies have to adhere to before restoring user data.
- The BCP should contain steps that ensure compliance of all policies
Types of Cloud Disaster Recovery
AudvikLabs provides 3 types of cloud-based data recovery services listed below:
- Backup as a Service (BaaS)
- Recovery as a Service (RaaS)
- Disaster Recovery as a service (DRaaS)
- BaaS: In backup as a service the cloud service providers backup and restore the data which is written in the contract with the customer. This is usually decided before signing the contract, all the business-critical data that is needed for the successful functioning of the business is part of the contract. This service is very useful when in case of a disaster, the application is working and only the data needs to be restored.
- RaaS: In this service, the CSPs give the option to restore the application along with the data, we rely on this method when both the application and data are likely to be impacted.
- DRaaS: In this model of cloud-based recovery the CSPs provide an option to prevent cloud-based failure along with data and application recovery. Organizations that need 100% uptime for business-critical applications, usually opt for this model.
At AudvikLabs, we understand our customers’ priorities and based on the business criticality of an application the model that will best suit the recovery services is proposed, followed by the implementation to ensure minimum impact on business operations in case of a disaster.
Few Advantages of DRaaS
DRaaS is the most secure way to protect an organization’s application, data, and infrastructure. A few advantages of DRaaS are listed below:
- Flexibility and Reliability – The DRaaS solution can be customized to ensure highest performance.
- Secure – DRaaS solutions are the most secure.
- Quick restoration after a ransomware attack – you can restore the corrupted data quickly.
- Reduced need for resources – in DRaaS you get virtual access to many assets and hence no need to buy new hardware or software.
- Low Cost – It will allow you to use the power of cloud computing and hence the cost of having a DRaaS for your critical applications goes down significantly.
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