One thing is sure, your company will suffer a disaster! The question is how quick and well will you survive that disaster. Murphy’s Law very active and alive in the technology world. That is why the best practice is to deploy multiple layers of protection as a failover. What does this mean?

The 3-2-1 backup rule is an easy-to-remember acronym for a common approach to keeping your data safe in almost any failure scenario. The rule is: keep at least three (3) copies of your data, and store two (2) backup copies on different storage media, with one (1) of them located offsite.

A comprehensive backup disaster and recovery solution coupled with a documented plan provides your organization with the best chance to surviving when a disaster actually happens. When your company is affected by a natural or a man-made disaster, clarity and well pre-planned procedures need to be implemented like a “well rehearsed” script. The company’s survival will depend on it.

When was the last time you sat down with your technology staff or provider and discussed your business continuity plan?

Since we are located in the state of Florida, we are very familiar with hurricane preparation. This requires us to consider power outages, physical destruction of buildings, and how we are going to deliver their services virtually so they can work remotely from anywhere. This is a huge responsibility if you consider all of the moving parts for an average sized small business.

If you are not considering all of these possibilities, then I highly suggest you do. If you fail to plan ahead of time, you will certainly plan to fail and have a considerable amount of downtime when the incident occurs.