Simple as 3-2-1: Creating a Redundant Backup Solution

Posted by Logan LeClair on Feb 12, 2019 8:08:00 AM

The 3-2-1 rule is the guiding principle of data backup and disaster recovery. The rule states that in order to have a reliable, redundant backup and an effective disaster recovery solution, you must have: three copies of your data, on two forms of media, with one copy located offsite.

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Topics: DR Plan, Backup as a Service

How to Create a Business Impact Analysis

Posted by Logan LeClair on Nov 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Physical damage to a building, destruction of machinery, or even an electrical power outage; what is your plan of action if any of these were to happen to your business? If you hesitated for even a second, it might be time to consider creating a business impact analysis. A business impact analysis, or BIA, helps you understand the effect a disaster can have on your business. With this information you will be able to develop a recovery strategy as well as a mitigation strategy to limit the impact of a disaster. Let us show you how to get started on your own BIA so that you can improve your disaster recovery (DR) plan and improve confidence.

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Topics: DR Plan, Risk Assessment, Business Impact Analysis, Business Continuity

How to Create a Risk Assessment Template

Posted by Logan LeClair on Oct 23, 2018 8:15:00 AM

Risk assessing is the process of identifying potential risks that could harm an organization. A risk assessment template helps you identify the hazards that could negatively impact your business and the extent of that negative impact. Correctly identifying the risks your business could face could help reduce the severity of any potentially damaging event.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, DR Plan, Risk Assessment, Business Hazards

Cloud VS On Premises: The Disaster Recovery Battle

Posted by Logan LeClair on Oct 5, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Making decisions about business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) can be a CIO’s worst nightmare. Planning, implementing and testing a strategy can take months and sleepless nights. Additionally, some CIOs face the added struggle of small budgets, fewer resources, and a mandate for agility to remain competitive. Add them all up, and you get an extremely difficult task task.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, DR Plan, Risk Assessment, Business Impact Analysis, Business Continuity

Develop A HIPAA-Compliant Disaster Strategy Using NewCloud Networks

Posted by Sydney Boman on Sep 12, 2018 11:15:12 AM

Healthcare is well on the way to transitioning from paper to electronic documentation. It’s no secret. Most patients can now access health records and talk with doctors online. With the transition, strict regulation has also accompanied this increase in electronic storage and transmission of patient information for the healthcare industry. The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010 further hastened this transition as electronic storage and documentation of patient records became a legal requirement and was no longer optional.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, DR Plan, DR in the Cloud, HIPAA, Disaster Recovery Plan, DRaaS

How To Establish Business Continuity After A Tornado

Posted by Sydney Boman on Aug 28, 2018 12:00:00 PM

An unexpected natural disaster can set back or even shut down your business if not anticipated in advance and precautionary measures instituted. If your business is in tornado alley (North Dakota to Texas, but even as far east as Ohio and Georgia!) it's susceptible to very high winds and flying debris which may result in serious damage to the buildings and other infrastructure during a tornado. It is important to get your business up and running as soon as possible after a tornado. The longer it takes for your business to resume operations, the more likely it is to ultimately fail. According to the Institute of Business and Home Safety, about 25 percent of businesses do not reopen after a natural disaster. 

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, DR Plan, DR in the Cloud, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery Plan, DRaaS, Natural Disasters

Enhance Your Company's Disaster Response Strategy Using Hybrid Cloud

Posted by Sydney Boman on Aug 21, 2018 12:00:00 PM

A disaster recovery strategy is necessary for ensuring the integrity and availability of a company's data in the event of a disaster. A delay in data recovery after a disaster can lead to severe financial losses for the affected company; studies indicate that companies can lose anywhere from $100,000 to $1 million per hour following a data outage. With potential losses this high, it's essential that a company has a solid disaster recovery plan in place to restore data and minimize downtime after a disaster.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, DR Plan, DR in the Cloud, Disaster Recovery Plan, Hybrid Cloud, DRaaS, Natural Disasters

NewCloud Networks Can Enhance Your Disaster Response Plan

Posted by Sydney Boman on Aug 14, 2018 12:00:00 PM

The increased prevalence and affordability of cloud computing has resulted in its utilization by companies in developing innovative solutions to risks they constantly face. One such risk is the disruption of business operations following a natural disaster. Companies with an onsite IT infrastructure often experience a delay in data recovery and restoration following a natural disaster.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, DR Plan, Disaster Recovery Plan, DRaaS, Natural Disasters, cloud backup solutions

Ransomware: What it is, How it Works and How to Prepare

Posted by Logan LeClair on Dec 1, 2016 4:47:24 PM
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Topics: DR Plan, Backup as a Service, Ransomware, Malware

Disaster Recovery VS Backup: What You Need to Know

Posted by Logan LeClair on Nov 29, 2016 2:24:06 PM

We often hear about the importance of disaster recovery and backup to the success of our businesses. Often lumped together under the umbrella "BDR", backup and disaster recovery are mentioned so much in the IT industry that they seem to be more like buzz words than actual business solutions. For this reason, backup and DR have become heavily associated terms, sometimes used interchangeably.

In the midst of all of this jargon and confusion, the crucial thing to understand is that backup and DR are NOT one in the same, but two separate concepts. These two concepts are, however, both important to include in your business strategy. For the purpose of creating two plans (one for backup and one for DR) you will first need to understand the difference between the two.

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Topics: DR Plan, Risk Assessment, Business Impact Analysis, Business Continuity

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