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What is Backup and Disaster Recovery?

by | Jul 21, 2016 | Information

An effective Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) solution is essential to virtually every business today

We take a deeper look into what exactly BDR is, how small and medium-sized business can benefit from it, and what to look for in an ideal BDR solution.

As a Managed Service Provider (MSP), protecting our clients data is essential to ensuring their business continuity. It’s our responsibility to prepare for disaster, which can come in many forms. Small Businesses can’t buy life insurance for their business which is why a reliable Backup and Recovery solution is so imperative.

What is BDR


Why SMBs need BDR



What does Disaster look like


What to look for in a BDR Solution



What is BDR?

BDR is a combination of data backup and disaster recovery solutions that work cohesively to ensure a company’s business continuity. It differs from backup because it isn’t simply about creating a copy of your most important files. A BDR solution ensures that business operations can continue in the event of hardware failure, data corruption or any natural disaster.

Why SMBs Need BDR

The sad fact is that there is no way to predict the future. Hard drives malfunction unpredictability, cyber-attacks are on the rise and natural disasters may strike with little to no warning. To ensure data is secure, it needs to be backed up and quickly recoverable so downtime is minimal when the unforeseeable happens.

An effective BDR solution can provide the security and reliability needed and it can help protect against the many different forms of disaster.

What to look for in a BDR Solution

BDR requirements can vary from business to business, but here are some key features that any BDR solution should include:

Hardware Compatibility
Modern BDR solutions should offer flexibility and compatibility across a number of appliances.

Flexible Pricing Model
Every business has varying needs, so look for a BDR solution that is designed with you in mind.

Proven Recovery Time Objective (RTO)
Downtime is costly, so it’s important that you’re able to recover systems quickly and easily. Look for a vendor that will give you an advantage by promising RTOs that are measured in minutes, not hours or days.

24x7x365 Technical Support
Since disasters aren’t constrained to normal business hours, a fully-managed BDR solution will provide the round-the-clock support you need.

Redundancy and Cloud Support
Search for a BDR vendor that leverages the cloud for additional security and recoverability and has virtualization capabilities to keep things running when disaster strikes.

It goes without saying – FibreFly can provide all of these…. if you are worried about business continuity: Talk to us today