A disaster recovery service is a coordinated strategy to enable the complete or part recovery of IT/business sue to any number of disruptions, from computer failure to natural disasters.
A disaster recovery plan may be achieved by restoring the IT/business systems at an alternate location, using alternate equipment or the recovery of data using manual methods. Either option is key toa business surviving a unexpected disruption, all will mean continued functionality of the business and so no loss in revenue.
A fact in the UK is that 2 out of 5 business that experience a disaster recovery situation go out of business within 5 years of the disaster. This is largely because the sudden loss of data, functionality and the outlay of purchasing all new equipment prevents the business from operating sufficiently.
Disaster recovery is not only for large multi national business, even businesses with 1-5 staff still need to be sure they can operate after a loss i data systems, DRS can help. Common perceptions is that a ‘disaster’ is a once in a lifetime incident. In fact, these incidents are becomming very common indeed, with growing numbers of viruses, software issues, security breaches, hardware failures and data corruption disaster recovery plans are a necesity for most if not all businesses. That being said, more natural large scale events such as weather-related causes, fires, power interruptions and sabotage are rare, but the most proactive and successful companies, small or large, prepare themselves for all potential eventualities.