Leveraging Cloud Backup In An IT Disaster Recovery Plan

Business continuity plans are not a new concept by any means, but the scope of what is contained in such a plan has changed as technology has evolved. As today’s organizations have become even more reliant on data, a dedicated IT disaster recovery plan is now an essential part of responding to disaster events.

What is an IT Disaster Recovery Plan?

The purpose of an IT disaster recovery plan is to outline the steps to quickly restore the mission-critical data and workloads needed to ensure business continuity during a disaster event (such as a ransomware attack). The plan should focus on minimizing disruption to critical IT systems and networks while facilitating recovery from data loss. An IT disaster recovery plan is often part of a broader disaster recovery plan. 

Cloud Backup is the Backbone of IT Disaster Recovery

Prior to the widespread adoption of the cloud, most organizations relied on physical, on-premises devices for data backup and storage, but this system has become largely antiquated — especially for organizations that have moved their data and workloads to the cloud. If you have on-prem backups, and your datacenter suffers a disaster that takes it offline, the backups will also be offline.

 

Cloud backup enables an organization to automatically create backup copies of its data in the cloud, where it is stored until a new backup is created. If recovery is needed, the cloud backup solution can initiate a restoration of the most recent copy of the backup data, helping ensure business continuity.

 

But that’s just part of the equation. When a disaster event strikes, timing is critical — your organization needs a way to ensure data can be recovered and restored within a certain amount of time to maintain business continuity. There’s also the issue of the backup copies themselves: if a ransomware attack can steal your primary data, it’s going to target your backup data

 

Without the guarantee of a viable, uncorrupted copy of backup data, your IT disaster recovery plan is dead in the water. And if your cloud backup solution can’t provide a quick way to restore the most mission-critical data and workloads first, you risk disrupting business continuity. 

 

Put simply, your choice of cloud backup solution makes all the difference in terms of your organization’s actual disaster recovery abilities.

Fast, Secure IT Disaster Recovery with the Industry’s Best Cloud Backup

 

Developed natively in the cloud, Clumio’s comprehensive backup-as-a-service solution provides organizations of all sizes with a simple way to securely back up all their data in the cloud — and initiate data recovery from anywhere with an internet connection.

 

Clumio keeps the backup data secured and out of reach of threats like ransomware by storing the copies in a safe, encrypted, air-gapped environment outside of an organization’s primary data account. If a disaster event strikes and compromises the primary data, Clumio’s rapid recovery features can locate and restore specific mission-critical data and applications required to maintain business continuity while the full recovery is completed. This allows your organization to meet or exceed its RTOs by prioritizing its most important data rather than waiting for entire instances to be restored.

 

And that’s just the start. Experience firsthand why Clumio is the industry’s leading innovator for cloud backup and rapid disaster recovery by scheduling a demo today. We’ll show you how your business can be up and running with Clumio in under 15 minutes, without the need to install any new infrastructure, software, or conduct any pre-planning beforehand.