How organizations can take a holistic approach to disaster Data Recovery

When it comes to disasters there is no predicting what will happen, whether it is Mother Nature, human error, or even illiteracy of the user. It is impractical to assume that it is will be able to prevent every disaster from occurring. But it is possible to prepare for any of these events with a Data Recovery system that is put in place beforehand. Having a backup system put in place will get your organization up and running quickly, making it easier you to recover lost data, restore systems, and provide users with backups. 

One way that will help prepare your organization for disaster recovery is to take a holistic approach to it. There are three main factors to having a holistic approach. which are; availability, integrity, and security. 

Availability :

When comes to keeping your data secure having it be easily accessible is something that should be considered. This is done by replicating, backing up, and having extra systems. Availability is a common practice in most businesses, where non-critical Twitter data is backed up on disks while the most important information is replicated offsite. This makes recovery time pretty quick because you already have the information saved to a server that is offsite. 

Integrity :

This component is regulated with a collection of arrays and disk sub-systems. Integrity involves the task of making sure that the data is being put onto disks. There are many applications and filing systems available that will help you to manage this by using a verification method while maintaining data integrity. 

Security :

Security is one of the most important aspects of taking a holistic approach to data recovery. There are several meanings of security data floating around. But when it comes to data security it is clear that here it means that authorized users are the only ones that have access to the data they need. It will also make the need data available to applications that need entry to secured data. This component will also include making sure that the data is encrypted, at both rest and while in flight. While data is at rest having it encrypted on disks will help protect that information. It is most important to have data encrypted when it in flight. In flight means that when data is being sent somewhere else it defiantly needs to be protected. Doing this will make it difficult for hackers to gain access to the information. 

All of these play a role in the holistic recovery approach. Having all your data backed up in differents will make it easier for organizations to be better equipped to handle disasters when they strike. With a holistic recovery in place, there will be a minimum impact on revenue so your business will not lose any money. Keeping a holistic plan in place will make recovery and restoring a quick and more efficient task, it will also help relieve stress. We spend lots of time and energy protecting our bodies from diseases, so why are we not doing that with our organizations?