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The Importance of Having a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Business

10/17/2023

Your role as a business leader comes with a range of responsibilities: running day-to-day operations, looking for opportunities to grow your business and ensuring that your business operations are well protected in the event of a disaster, to name a few. 

In the technology world, “disaster” has a few different meanings: natural disasters, cybersecurity incidents, and faulty infrastructure. 

However, 72% of businesses are not prepared for successful disaster recovery. And the harsh reality? 94% of businesses will not survive catastrophic data loss. 

Enter NextGen Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS+), Involta’s three-tiered model designed to protect your vital business systems and data, should you be faced with a disaster that would otherwise cause detrimental harm to your business. 

Three reasons to implement a disaster recovery plan

Wondering whether a disaster recovery plan is really worth the investment? (Hint: it is.) 

Here are three reasons why Involta believes every business should be prepared for the worst by having a disaster recovery plan in place. 

Reduced natural disaster concerns

There’s no questioning the fact that the earth’s climate is changing—and with those changes come very real threats to both human life and business operations, such as increased snowstorms and hurricanes. 

Take, for example, the devastating impacts of the derecho storm that wreaked havoc on Iowa businesses in 2020. With catastrophic damage to more than 1,000 buildings in the Cedar Rapids region and a loss of power across Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota and Indiana for more than a week, it’s no surprise that business operations came to a sudden halt. 

But those businesses that had disaster recovery plans in place were able to bounce back much faster than those that didn’t—especially if they had Involta on their side. 

Enhanced cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a hot-button issue that is growing exponentially, with the cost of cybercrime predicted to hit $10.5 trillion by 2025

And data protection isn’t just a matter of backing up your data. In fact, according to our partner Veeam’s Ransomware Trends Report, 93% of ransomware attacks involved attempts to destroy backup data. 

At Involta, we’re no strangers to IT security. We know that while backups can restore your data to a certain point from before a cyberattack, those backups can also be the victim of bad actors. That’s why we use specialized software with added levels of protection to prevent ransomware from corrupting your data—backups included. 

Resilience and peace of mind

Disasters aren’t just limited to weather concerns and cyberattacks. For example, what if you lose access to a power source, or don’t have access to necessary parts due to shipping delays? Whether it’s a result of natural disasters, bad actors or non-malicious human error, it’s important to remember that even the most sophisticated IT infrastructure isn’t completely indestructible. 

While disasters may be rare, investing in protection is well worth it if it means avoiding hours, days or even weeks of downtime (not to mention the associated financial costs and losses). 

When you work with Involta to implement a tried-and-tested disaster recovery plan, you can protect against hardware failure, enhance and protect your backup solution and ensure that your business can bounce back after a disaster with minimal damage. 

Simplify the process with DRaaS+

Involta’s personalized DRaaS+ solutions ensure that our clients have the right services in place to protect their data and business systems from disaster—whether natural, technological or human-made—by: 

  • Protecting data and network integrity
  • Maintaining day-to-day operations
  • Safeguarding cashflow
  • Meeting industry compliance standards 
  • Enhancing customer confidence 

And when you put Involta in the disaster recovery driver’s seat, you can get back to focusing on running and growing your business.

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