How to Protect Critical Data from Natural Disasters | AIB
Torrential rains, floods, landslides, and earthquakes are some of the problems that affect the lives of thousands of people, and a company can experience great losses for damage to its physical and stored documents.
Continuity in data centers and storage in the Cloud!
Tremors and earthquakes, for example, teach how important it is for an organization to place the contingency environment away from its primary data centers so that, in the event of a regional disaster, the event does not eliminate both environments (primary and secondary).
Another useful measure is to keep a copy of the information outside the company’s data center. Saving them in the cloud could be a good alternative since it can offer excellent storage capacity and allow you to recover data quickly and from anywhere.
Evaluation of the Data Recovery plan!
As with any other aspect of the business continuity plan, it is important that you regularly evaluate the resilience of systems and data. Consider the possibility of carrying out the management of a crisis event such as conducting a drill. Testing the recovery or restoration mode of systems and data can help identify deficiencies in the plan and correct them before a real crisis can occur.
Most companies today operate within an ecosystem in which their suppliers cooperate. For this reason, it is essential to thoroughly evaluate the business continuity plan of the main suppliers and confirm the preparation of these to continue operating in the face of a disaster.
A major disaster can expose the vulnerabilities of any organization, so we suggest that you periodically evaluate the risks to which your company would be exposed, calculate the impact, and define and test the mitigation plans of each one of them.