Disaster Recovery and Ransomware – What you need to know

Disaster Recovery and RansomwareDisasters come in all shapes and sizes, and usually arrive unannounced at the most inopportune moments. We speak from experience. Just last month our community, co-workers and office were all affected by the Woolsey Fire, which burned over 96,000 acres of land. While the community continues to pick up the pieces, we thanks all the firefighters and first responders who were on the scene, working tireless through the days and nights, to get the fire under control. If you are interested in donating to the victims of the Woolsey Fire, please visit this webpage (https://vccf.org/heres-how-to-help-victims-of-the-woolsey-fire/) to see how you can help.

While the homes, families and well-being of those affected is always top of mind, shortly after the tragedy comes the discussions on how your business may be affected. Operating a data center in Agoura Hills, we were flooded with messages from clients wondering how, if at all, their business operations would be disturbed. As a disaster recovery solutions provider, we are well prepared for such instances and were proud to have kept our client’s business operations up and running. Not all businesses have this luxury. Whether it be a half-baked in-house solution, an untested service or a combination of both, disaster recovery has generally been put on the backburner until it is too late. As we look into 2019, we are starting to see more and more organizations look to cloud for their disaster recovery needs.

As data continues to grow and business continuity becomes more important every day, cloud-based disaster recovery gained more traction than ever before in 2018. Coupled with the rise of greater hybrid and multi-cloud management tools and software-defined security measures, it has become more commonplace to incorporate disaster recovery into the cloud. However, where disaster recovery may come most in handy is in regards to ransomware. Ransomware continues to present a major threat to organizations in the form of infected data, compromised backups and more. Cloud-based disaster recovery is helping to combat these threats.

The first critical step for any organization is to have a properly tested disaster recovery and data backup plan in place. This includes implementing multiple layers of data protection and storing data off-site. Companies are obtaining these goals by looking to the cloud. Small, mid-size and large organizations utilize the cloud to refresh old backup strategies, replicate infrastructure and take continuous backups throughout the day. While cloud infrastructure is not necessarily cheaper than in-house infrastructure, companies today rely on cloud vendors to properly run disaster recovery for them.

So what makes KeyInfo different? We run the gamut of disaster recovery options. If you want to ship equipment onsite for center-based recovery – we can do that. If you want to do real-time replication where the data is available and all there – we can do that. If you want to restore from a copy of backups – we can do that.

To learn more about KeyInfo and our Disaster Recovery as a Service, please visit www.keyinfo.com/keycloud-disaster-recovery.

 

Drew Woods
Senior Marketing Communications Manager
Key Information Systems