Your business is important, so it should always be running smoothly. As much as you would love for that to be true, smooth and business don’t always go hand in hand. Things can go wrong at the drop of a hat for no better reason than happenstance or bad luck. Sometimes your system will go down, from fire, electrical, or even malware. You had plans on how to beat these instances before they happened, but they fell through. This is where disaster recovery comes into play. With disaster recovery, you are ready for any and all issues that arise so that you can keep your business running smoothly even after a major incident.

A normal backup system may take days to implement, costing you thousands if not potential millions of dollars in revenue. A disaster recovery plan ensures your system is secure and running optimally in a few days or less. The server backs up files continuously to make sure that everything important to you is kept safe. Normal systems usually back up files from the last few weeks, maybe months. If disaster strikes, old information is lost for good unless you personally backed it up. With a disaster recovery plan, everything from the last 120 days is saved at 30-minute intervals, meaning your information is as safe as possible.

This plan ensures that there are multiple ways to save your business should disaster strike. You can create it personally and manage the system yourself, but that costs time and money you could be spending elsewhere. The simplest and most cost-effective solution is to outsource your disaster recovery plan to a professional. They have backup servers, data centers, and years of experience to pour into this plan. They are a cheap solution to a potentially detrimental problem.

Imagine your business is hit by a tornado, since this is Illinois after all. Not only is your place of work destroyed, everything you’ve worked towards is buried under the debris. You didn’t have the money or time before to create a fully effective backup plan, so you’re left with regret and a loss of revenue. To prevent something like that from happening, contacting a company that specializes in this line of work ensures that everything is safe and sound even if you lose the building. You can access your server from their datacenter until the building is fixed, meaning that you can continue working from wherever you wish until everything is fixed.

Save your business from disaster by preparing as fully as possible for the future. You never know when something could go wrong and ruin everything you’ve tried to accomplish. Create a disaster plan to ensure your business is as safe as possible.