Nearly Half of All Data Loss is caused by Human Error – DRaaS Can Help

September 9th, 2019

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Data loss is expensive, no matter how you look at it.

A loss will cost your business money, time, customers and trust. This is the exact reason why we so highly value having a Disaster Recovery Plan in place. But when nearly half of all data loss (44% according to the most recent DRPB report on IT Pros) is caused by human error, what can you really do about it?

Many of the common causes of data loss such as software or network failure and power failure are things we can prepare for, but others are harder to solve. With that being said, a DRP (Disaster Recovery Plan) can help protect any business, whether small or large, from the event of data loss (caused by human error or not). By having a DRP in place, your business can be assured that downtime is minimal, allowing your employees to get back up and running.

Having a Disaster Recovery Plan in place is the first step

But it needs to be regularly tested. There’s no good way to know how well your DRP will work or how well your employees will implement the plan if it isn’t thoroughly tested. But implementing and testing a DRP takes a specific skillset, along with time and resources, all of which can be expensive. This is where your DRaaS provider comes in. With Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), you are getting the most current of technology with the assurance of an expert DRaaS provider (Virtual Systems). Your DRaaS provider has the specific skillset and expertise to put a DRP in place, test it, and implement it. With DRaaS, application restoration does not take place over the internet, so returning your applications to working order is much quicker. A DRaaS solution is often an ideal setup for a small to mid-size business that wants all of the advantages a DRaaS solution offers but may not have the knowhow or budget to do them in house.

Whether your business tests its disaster recovery plan in-house or you have a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) provider do it, you should make sure your businesses knows that it will be protected in the event of a data loss threat.

Virtual Systems is a certified Veeam Gold-Premium Partner with a 99.999% uptime guarantee.

Here at Virtual Systems, our virtual private server technology provides a secure, compliant infrastructure that’s easy to scale in a matter of minutes. We are HIPAA, PCI, and SOC2 compliant. Our virtual private servers are deployed using VMWare vCloud Suite, the industry leader in server virtualization technology. We are a VMWare Certified partner and our VMWare Certified Professionals are specially trained to install, deploy, scale and manage VMware vSphere environments. We also offer offsite backup and VDI services that aid in any disaster recovery plan (DRP).

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