Tips to Successfully Implement Disaster Recovery

Tips to Successfully Implement Disaster Recovery

Help to recover data when the unthinkable happens.  

Information technology does a fantastic job of bringing order and systems to organizations, but it can’t control the weather or accidents. Disasters such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and wildfires wreak havoc every year across the nation. Even though IT managers can make all the right decisions, they are still at the mercy of natural disasters.

Having a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in place can help ensure IT services remain available in a crisis, especially when they’re needed the most. When you’re formulating a disaster recovery plan for your school, keep these tips in mind.

Always be prepared to recover. It’s important to note that a disaster recovery plan is not a one-time project, but a continuous state of mind. Success may require a culture change to keep the disaster recovery configurations in sync with deployed services. Ensure that you regularly update and maintain these plans so they are applicable to every situation.

Diversify storage locations. Using the cloud for disaster recovery saves costs compared with traditional methods because computer and network resources are consumed only during an actual event. Be sure that you select a disaster recovery provider that not only supports your choice of storage but is outside of your geographic area to ensure they don’t experience the same disaster.

Provide a portal for users to access data. Consider incorporating a self-service portal that anyone not immediately involved with primary recovery activities can use. From collaborative IT groups to end users, a portal can reduce the amount of time the disaster recovery teams spend responding to requests.

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