The loss of data considered simple, such as addresses or telephone numbers, can cause companies some inconvenience or even, in some cases, small losses. Imagine in the 21st century, where business is generated through the use of large amounts of data.

And that makes disaster recovery an essential part of any company's strategic plan, regardless of size or sector. In the midst of the expansion of the digital age, there is no room for organizations to allow data loss, virtual attacks and other types of accidents to jeopardize the operations and survival of the company.

Being aware of the importance of the disaster recovery plan does not give you the necessary security, to guarantee the high availability of the business you need to be prepared and ensure that your strategy will be successful.

Let's take a look at some best practices.

When thinking about disaster recovery, expect the unexpected

It is common to associate the reasons that cause the unavailability of the business to problems related to technology, such as virus attacks, hackers, technical failures, but sometimes the cause can be mother nature.

It is essential to think that storms, hurricanes or floods can put at risk not only the basic IT infrastructure, but also physical backups, equipment redundancy, Internet and energy links, etc.

There are different solutions for specific scenarios, disaster recovery through a cloud structure is an example. The bottom line is that the reason many disaster recovery plans fail is that they don't cover every eventuality.

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Take advantage of cloud computing technology

Technological advancement has been responsible for the evolution of companies and businesses in recent years, such as cloud computing, organizations now have access to cutting-edge technology to be used in their infrastructure in operations and also in data protection and recovery.

Another great advantage in adopting cloud computing is directly linked to the constant investments in improving the IT structure, Amazon, for example, uses state-of-the-art technology, processes, certifications and compliance, both in its internal structure and in its service offering. to customers.

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Secure your disaster recovery strategy through testing

Test everything! That's the watchword. One of the most assertive ways to ensure that your company is ready for adversity will be through testing. Include the certification strategy in your strategic planning to be executed every year.

While it's impossible to be ready for every possible outcome, putting your disaster recovery system through constant validation will expose vulnerabilities that exist in your current configuration and allow for improvement.

Learn more: The Importance of Cloud-Based Testing

Invest in human capital

Finally, make sure your staff is well trained and aware. The human element can be a risk component to operations. These are adequate security measures that can protect the integrity of your company and your employees.

This care occurs in both directions, a disaster can be caused by a hacker attack and on the other hand, companies need the participation of their teams for disaster prevention and recovery actions.

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There's no way to guarantee a system is ready for everything, but at least with a rigorous series of preventive actions and tests, you can be safe in knowing how your disaster recovery system will perform under any circumstances.

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