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Your Business Absolutely Needs BDR

Your Business Absolutely Needs BDR

Have you ever wondered what it would take to knock your company out of business for good? It might surprise you if we said that, in theory, it doesn’t take much at all--perhaps a thunderstorm or a hacking attack to cause irreparable damage to your data infrastructure. Is your company prepared to handle any and all data loss incidents? With a business continuity plan and data backup, you’ll have as great a shot as ever to bounce back following a major disaster or data loss incident.


Most notably, a business continuity plan includes much more than just data backup and recovery. While these are certainly important, a business continuity plan includes other critical aspects of running a business, including keeping your staff and personnel safe, as well as having a communications infrastructure and a place to do business in. If you’re not taking these measures into account, you could be exposing your business in such a way that a very random event could knock you out of existence.

While all of the above aspects of business continuity are important, we’re going to focus on data backup and disaster recovery, or BDR. With BDR, you can ensure that your business can survive even the worst threats. Here are some of the major considerations you’ll need to think about regarding your data backup situation.

How Much Data are You Backing Up?
There is no such thing as having too much data backed up. You should be backing up all of your data, or as much as you possibly can. This is so that you never have to guess whether or not important information has been backed up. Even losing a small amount of data, like a couple of contacts, can be a major annoyance, as you will have to waste countless hours replacing the data that has been lost.

Tape backup might take complete backups of all your data, but it can only do so in a limited capacity due to how resource-intensive this process can be. A cloud-based BDR system can take backups much more frequently, and as a result, you’ll experience minimal data loss in the event of an incident. BDR only takes backups of files that have changed since the last backup was taken.

How Often are Backups Taken?
If your data isn’t taken often enough, you might encounter issues where data is lost due to the backups not being up to date. For example, a tape backup system only takes one backup, and it’s at the end of the day. Since the process is long and resource-intensive, it needs to happen after hours so that operations aren’t disturbed. Unfortunately, this leads to a situation where you could lose out on a lot of data and productivity, either due to an unforeseen loss incident or taking backups too often and causing downtime in the process.

Cloud-based BDR offers a great opportunity to help your business take advantage of much more frequent backups, all without sacrificing any uptime. Backups will only update files that have been altered, so more backups can be taken periodically throughout the workday--as often as every fifteen minutes. This helps you keep data loss to a minimum.

How Quickly Can You Restore Data?
You can’t waste any time when data loss is a problem. To minimize the damage done to your business, you’ll need to restore your resources and assets as quickly as possible. However, if you don’t have an office (or the technology to get back to work), this can be a problem. Tape backup can leave you without data for hours on end following a data loss incident, as it takes a considerable amount of time to restore. Your business can’t spare this time, and cloud-based BDR is the solution to this dilemma.

With Infradapt’s BDR, you’ll be able to restore your data directly to the BDR device rather than a spare server unit (assuming you have one in the first place). This keeps you focused on operations without having to worry about replacing your hardware immediately. You can minimize downtime and keep your business in proper working order, even when the world is stacked against you.

Do you want to ensure your business can survive even the most poorly-timed data loss incident? Infradapt can help you implement a data backup and disaster recovery solution that preserves your business’ data incrementally and efficiently. To learn more, reach out to us at 800.394.2301.

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Do You Have a Data Backup In Place?

Do You Have a Data Backup In Place?

Take a moment to imagine the absolute worst disaster scenario for your business. Does it involve a catastrophic event destroying your office building? Does it include key staff being absent from the office for extended periods of time? Does it include your business suffering from data loss or security breaches?

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Prepping For A Weather Event Needs To Happen In Your Business

Prepping For A Weather Event Needs To Happen In Your Business

Running a business requires the ability to stay in control, especially when others couldn’t. However, there are some situations--like major weather events--that simply will not be controlled. In cases like these, you need to make sure your business is prepared to withstand the worst. A business continuity plan can help you do so.

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Can Your Business Survive One of These Catastrophic Data Loss Disasters?

Can Your Business Survive One of These Catastrophic Data Loss Disasters?

b2ap3_thumbnail_continuity_strategy_planning_400.jpgYour business relies on constant access to its data and information systems in order to maintain operations. Businesses that become victims of data loss disasters and are unable to recover their data, will more likely than not go out of business within one year of the incident, making it more important than ever to ensure that you have a plan in the event of the worst-case scenario. Would your business be able to get back on its feet following a data loss disaster?


At times, backup and disaster recovery might seem like an unnecessary expense. Some business owners think that their systems are relatively safe from impending doom, so rather than focus on preserving existing information and infrastructure, they choose instead to implement new solutions that are designed to augment their income. Unfortunately, this hard-earned revenue will mean nothing if your data is lost due to unforeseeable circumstances that render your business inoperable.

One of the most common ways that a business can lose their data is through natural disasters. Depending on your business’s location, you could be subject to data loss from several different disasters. For example, people in areas that have exceptionally harsh winters understand the difficulties that come with heavy snow and ice accumulation, including infrastructure damage and downed power lines. Other locations are at risk of tornadoes, which are capable of completely destroying your office. Other types of natural disasters, like fires and electrical storms, are more common, but under the right circumstances, they are just as damaging as major storms. The lesson here: regardless of where you are in the world, a natural disaster could destroy your data, and maybe even your office.

If you add in the constant threat of hackers, who are unpredictable and can strike at any time, you could have an unexpected data loss disaster that’s difficult to recover from. Unlike a natural disaster, which exhibits warning signs, hackers will generally be discreet, being careful not to alert you to their presence. Hackers will steal and destroy your data with no concern for your business’s livelihood, seeking only to profit and benefit from your hard work. Look at the recent explosion of ransomware that has been threatening businesses. If they manage to get into your systems, it could spell trouble for your business in the form of hefty compliance fines, especially if you deal with personal credentials.

Another cause of data-loss that is often overlooked when it comes to planning is human error. Important files can be moved or even deleted altogether. Accidents like these are why it’s important to make sure that your employees understand the importance of following your best practices when using your network. Human error is also another reason it’s important to have a powerful back and disaster recovery solution.

With a backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution from Infradapt, your business can minimize the downtime and data loss that’s often associated with unexpected hardware failure, natural disasters, and user error. A BDR can take multiple backups throughout the day, which are sent to both the cloud and a secure, off-site data center. The BDR minimizes downtime by acting as a temporary server in the event your current hardware fails to function properly. This gives your business adequate time to find a replacement.

When working with complex technology solutions, there are plenty of risks that need to be managed properly. Proactive IT solutions do this substantially better than the traditional break-fix IT model. Infradapt focuses on providing services that are designed to prevent issues from becoming more serious problems, like powerful security solutions that can detect threats to your infrastructure, and preventative maintenance.

Infradapt can provide all of the above managed IT services, plus some, all so your business doesn’t have to. For more information about business continuity and our BDR solution, give us a call today at 800.394.2301.

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