As the use of the internet becomes more and more indispensable, the risks also increase, making the Disaster Recovery plan for cases of problems that arise.

Companies that have already gone through the digital transformation, and that have technologies incorporated into their processes, need high availability – as any failure can result in long interruptions in work and large financial losses.

Care must be taken, and that's what Gartner predicts. It is predicted that by 2024, organizations that have a cybersecurity network architecture will reduce, on average, 90% of the damage caused by security incidents.

If your company has already understood how harmful these incidents are to it, you need to get to know Disaster Recovery . In this text we will talk more about this practice, explaining its concept, importance and also some of the risks that your business runs. Good reading!

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What is Disaster Recovery and how does it work?

In its literal translation, Disaster Recovery means Disaster Recovery . And that's exactly what it's about!

Disaster Recovery is a strategy created to deal with incidents that may occur to your company , providing response and recovery to maintain your operations.

This strategy is a set of consistent actions that should be put into practice to reduce damage after disasters . preventive and corrective care actions .

After defining each action that will be taken for different cases and moments of combating incidents, a document is created, the Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP). This will be your guide to know what to do to paralyze your operations as little as possible when you encounter any problem.

Despite having a close connection, Disaster Recovery is not the same thing as backup security. While the second term concerns making a copy of the files that will be used in case the original version is lost or corrupted, the theme of our text goes further, being a complete strategy to recover data and prevent the work from being stopped for a long time , including , thus, backup in the middle of your actions.

Why is it important to have a Disaster Recovery plan?

Basically, Disaster Recovery is created to overcome problems caused by incidents . In this respect, the plan is fundamental to be able to deal with these adversities in the best way.

The core objective of the Disaster Recovery Plan is to decrease downtime in your operations , thus reducing the financial impact. In this way, you must prepare to act on two fronts , namely:

  1. prevent the occurrence of incidents harmful to the operation of the company; It is
  2. establish actions to deal with these incidents as quickly as possible .

Thus, the objective is to restore your applications after an event that impairs their operation. Also, of course, making sure none of your data is lost.

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What are the main risks and threats that could affect your company?

Let’s now see what are the main threats that you should be aware of:

cyber attacks

Even if you have state-of-the-art cybersecurity measures in place, you will still be subject to cyberattacks.

hacker attacks are not uncommon . They can cause problems such as data theft, traffic congestion on websites and even extortion .

Of these risks that configure cyber attacks, we have three main ones. Are they:

  • phishing;
  • DDoS; It is
  • ransomware.


Power outages prevent any device connected to the power grid from working, and can occur locally, such as with short circuits or even more broadly, affecting neighborhoods, cities and even larger regions.

With a power outage, you may suffer from issues such as downtime, damage to physical equipment, and loss of data.


If cyberattacks corrupt your internet security, thefts bring a physical danger . In addition to putting employees and the company's material assets at risk, this type of crime can also jeopardize confidential information that is stored in its machines.

unauthorized access

Whether due to system errors or security breaches, unauthorized access to your applications and information may occur. 

It is worth remembering that your company is responsible for sensitive data from third parties, such as employees, customers and partners. The care with access to this information goes beyond the financial scope and reaches the right to privacy .

equipment failures

This type of failure happens when the inputs needed for the job have an internal problem . Defects can occur both with hardware and with software and, in both cases, paralyze work until the obstacle is overcome.

Natural disasters

Although rare, they can affect your business. This is a problem that ends up causing others, such as power outages and failures in your equipment.

human errors

If machines themselves can fail, humans are no different. Whether accidentally or on purpose , there is always the risk of employees making mistakes that harm the business.

These errors can lead to damage to physical assets or even important information That is why it is essential to have well-trained and careful professionals when carrying out their work.

What are the main benefits of Disaster Recovery for those using cloud applications?

For those who arrived here, understanding how Disaster Recovery helps your company is very easy. Combating harmful incidents, either preventively or correctively, is essential to ensure maximum efficiency for the business.

During the list of risks and threats, you could see some examples of “disasters” that affect your work. In them, it is clear what are the losses that each one can entail.

In this way, Disaster Recovery is a plan that bets on strategies to overcome these problems . Check now the main benefits of relying on it for your cloud applications:

business continuity

From the beginning, we emphasized that one of the biggest problems of incidents that happen causes the stoppage of operations. In a company, downtime is always a loss of money.

If you have Disaster Recovery, your data will gain greater protection. In this way, the relevant information to maintain business continuity remains available to the company.

If we think about the use of the cloud, which allows work to be done from different places and times, with high availability , maintaining business continuity is even more important. Regardless of the moment, the company can function fully.

cost reduction

When we talk about cost reduction with Disaster Recovery we are faced with an old saying: prevention is better than cure . In addition to less headache, taking care that problems do not happen is cheaper than having to solve them in the future.

The price you pay for maintaining a Disaster Recovery Plan, however considerable, is well worth the cost of losing important information and having your system down.

In this way, attitudes such as performing backup, having cybersecurity measures and relying on cloud computing are also financially beneficial for your enterprise.

recovery speed

In business, the unforeseen will always happen. Precaution is always a good practice, after all, we can prevent various problems from occurring by preparing for them. But when there is no other way, the most important thing is to deal with these adversities.

That's why Disaster Recovery is so important, it proposes a faster recovery speed. With a complete plan, you will have less downtime in your business , with less and less interruptions.

Compliance with standards and regulations

Keeping data secure is not only critical to ensuring your operations run smoothly, but you also need to observe data regulations.

The information held by your company goes far beyond your business, including data from consumers, employees, partners, shareholders , etc. The care to keep it safe goes beyond the operational aspect and reaches the ethical and legal side .

Disaster Recovery also serves as a way to comply with the General Data Protection Act (LGPD), which imposes limits on the use of personal information . Data breaches can lead to penalties for the company and, therefore, keeping them safe is always recommended.

How to choose a Disaster Recovery service suitable for the company's needs?

Before deciding which Disaster Recovery service to choose, you need to know what your business needs in terms of security and know your options. There is no shortage of alternatives on the market.

With the cloud, getting a Disaster Recovery Plan is even easier, after all, the main providers of this service also have a DRP solution . Thus, those who bet on the most well-known and reliable brands, such as Oracle Cloud, AWS, Azure and Google Cloud, are already ahead in Disaster Recovery.

Companies can also bet on creating their own plan , listing which actions and technologies will be part of their strategy. As much as this is also a valid and possibly effective idea, this work can become very long and even more expensive .

When we talk about the cloud, the ideal is to have a partner company that specializes in the subject. Betting on someone who has expertise in migrating and managing your data and applications in the cloud can bring significant differences to your productivity and security.

Auto.Sky : Complete platform for the use of ERPs and Cloud applications

If you understand that having a partner that can simplify and optimize your entire cloud experience is the best option, Auto.Sky may be the right choice for you!

We offer a complete service, which performs the migration of your data and applications and the management of your resources in the cloud. With us, you can make the most of the benefits of cloud computing with the least amount of work , such as:

  • scalability to have a cloud that keeps up with the size of your demands;
  • cybersecurity with the best resources to reduce risks;
  • availability to access its resources on different devices, regardless of place and time;
  • cost reduction software licenses and IT staff;
  • expense predictability when paying for what you use;
  • specialized team to assist you at any time; It is
  • Multi Cloud combining the best options on the market.

With auto.Sky you can access three solutions that can meet your demands:

  1. Auto.Sky Platform : which migrates your resources to the cloud.
  2. Auto.Sky Services : which optimizes the costs of companies that are already in the cloud.
  3. Auto.Sky Business One : which takes your SAP B1 to the cloud.

If you need more information about Disaster Recovery, how the cloud works or about Auto.Sky , how about talking to one of our specialists ?

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.

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