Planning for the worst
We hope and pray it will never happen but there is always a very real danger of disaster striking us, causing untold damage to your business. This could be anything from an intentional hacker attack to a flood of our premises, so it’s essential that every company has a disaster recovery plan in place.
Commercial Networks can work with you to develop an effective disaster recovery plan to safeguard your business. In the majority of cases it’s never needed, but should the unthinkable happen we can take on the responsibility for getting your network up and running in the fastest possible time, allowing you and your staff to concentrate on managing the business.
But i use Office 365 so i don’t need a disaster recovery plan
Whilst there is data retention policies and recycle bin options within Office 365. We recommend taking an additional backup service. This service will backup all email, one drive and SharePoint. Why risk your business to the threat of a malware or crypto infection. These can modify data months before you see the infection appear.
Backup, Backup and Backup. Make sure you have a backup solution in place that creates images of your operating systems and documents so that if the worst happens you have recent copies of all your data available.
Bare Metal Solutions
Don’t make backups that require an exact match to your existing hardware spec to restore to. Ensure you can deploy operating system images and documents to anything that’s at hand even a desktop PC or laptop.
Ensure you review your disaster recovery plan and check your backups regularly to test they are working as desired. What’s effective today may to be tomorrow if you’ve added hardware or changed software.
Hardware comes with standard warranties and we can work with you to ensure any extended warranties are giving value for money and to ensure your servers are covered so they can be quickly replaced if needed.