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The Most Common Disaster Recovery Mistakes to Look out For

By Cloud Computing Outlook | Thursday, November 07, 2019

To avoid severe damage to the data stored by the company, disaster recovery steps need to be followed. These steps will allow how to avoid making more mistakes and properly execute a disaster management system

Fremont, CA: Disaster recovery is a crucial feature required to maintain the continuity in the business in case of a catastrophe. The planning process for this is difficult and is full of lows that are time-consuming even after proper implementation. Several organizations have stopped investing in disaster recovery due to factors like resources, funding, and the amount of time required to place a solution, regardless of the intensity of the damage caused by the disaster. Some of the most common disaster recovery mistakes the enterprises generally make are listed below:  

Lack of Data Redundancy:

When the company's data is at stake, having a reliable method to recover it and establish business continuity even after the disaster, is of utmost importance. To accomplish this goal, the implementation of data redundancy is the sole resort. Multiple copies of the data are kept in different environments, mostly online and offline.

• Mismanaging Data and Infrastructure:

The lack of adequate management of infrastructure and data, that is unintentionally ignored, will be the initial causes of the disaster. Expenses are set to rise during the process of planning disaster recovery if there is no effective data management in place. Infrastructure monitoring and reporting capabilities can only be implemented by providing a proactive response to impending failures.

• Poor Reporting Practices:

Many businesses do not report disasters because of the fear of bad publicity, Many are even unaware of the cyber attacks happen, and those who decide to report, make half reports or incomplete ones. To avoid the chances of a cyber attack and its adverse effects on the business including profit and customer retention, the proper agencies are all set to investigate in order to get ahead of the problem.

• Confusing Disaster Recovery with High Availability:

The technology is being improved continuously with high availability, but it cannot replace a disaster recovery plan. Even though high availability is considered as an alternative for achieving recovery after a disaster, the budget hampers these strategies. The fact is high availability is usually expensive than other options, and also impractical considering the data and the workloads that are not necessary to be continuously available. Many companies have the requirement of only 10 percent of their workloads to be available throughout the clock.

• Subpar Recovery Capabilities:

While utilizing a cloud backup, it is necessary to know what is included in it, as it will directly impact the recovery process. If the enterprise is a part of shared cloud storage, the recover issues may cost much more than money. It is best if the employers look through all the cloud providers before choosing a cloud. By taking this approach, the service provider will digitize the data, reducing the potential downtime and then allowing the energy onto other fields of the organization.

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