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Protect your business this winter

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 12:46
Cloud Services

UK businesses are putting their future at risk by failing to have a comprehensive business continuity plan in place. With bad weather being predicted by the Met Office this winter, disaster recovery planning should be revisited to ensure your business is fully protected.

Floods, wind and other weather related damage could cause significant disruption to a business’ day-to-day operations, from which some may never recover. Luckily, the threat of natural disasters is relatively low in the UK. However, the weather seen in the latter part of 2013 and early 2014 proves that UK businesses are not immune to disaster, and a comprehensive DR plan should always be in place.

However, like many tasks that don't seem urgent until they are needed, creating a comprehensive DR plan is often delayed in favour of completing other tasks. At Redstor we understand the effort that goes into disaster recovery planning and that there often just aren’t enough hours in the day. This is why we have decided to help, by creating a DR template, which you can download and easily use to help create a comprehensive DR plan for your business.

Redstor Disaster Recovery Template.

Protecting your business from unforeseen disasters has never been easier thanks to Redstor's Virtual Disaster Recovery service. Should your business suffer a disaster, your data and systems can be made accessible, securely, from anywhere in the world. The service also removes the need to retain standby hardware at a colocation. The service test recovers all systems and data nightly so that should a disaster occur, successful recovery is 100% guaranteed. The only action required from you in the event of a disaster is a simple phone call to our experts, available 24/7. Testing systems nightly has the added advantage of identifying issues on live systems enabling proactive prevention of downtime.

Redstor has a strong reputation for providing secure and encrypted cloud services, protecting the data of over 10,000 organisations across the UK via our flagship online backup service. Our cloud backup service ensures critical data is securely backed up offsite in an encrypted format in Redstor's two UK-based data centres. Our cloud sync and share service, Centrastor, enables organisations to store and share files and sensitive data securely from any device with an Internet connection. Our Centrastage service enables support providers to guarantee that devices they support are regularly audited, patched and safely up-to-date for effective endpoint management.

To find out more about our services and how we can help you comply with data protection laws and prevent data leakage, please contact us either by giving us a ring on 01189 515 200 or emailing [email protected].

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