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What are RPO and RTO in disaster recovery?

13.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

If all your systems went down tomorrow, would you know where to start in order to get everything up and running again? For almost all businesses, downtime results in substantial loss of revenue, has repercussions for your brand reputation and often causes data loss. Disaster recovery (DR) plans are designed to mitigate such consequences and help you resume operations as quickly as possible when your IT is offline. The key to an effective DR plan? Knowing your RPO and RTO in advance.   The foundation of your DR plan  What’s your worst-case scenario? It probably depends on what industry you’re…

Why DR must be business as usual

9.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that businesses need to be prepared for everything. Failing to put in place a disaster recovery (DR) plan that accounts for every possible situation risks downtime, loss of data, damage to…

DR vs Backups: What’s the difference?

3.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

Disaster recovery and backup are terms often misused when it comes to making sure you have a business continuity plan for your organisation. Maybe you take care to back up your data each evening. Perhaps you even store that backup…

What is Disaster Recovery as a Service?

1.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

In its simplest form, disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is a cloud-based DR solution. Historically, traditional DR methods have required considerable investment in additional hardware or the outsourcing of an always-on DR service in order to ensure business continuity…

DR Testing & Why Tech Teams Are Choosing DRaaS

26.6.2020 by Guest

Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) has come into its own over recent years, overtaking traditional DR methods, such as investing in additional data centres or in private clouds, which have the sole purpose of being a DR solution. DRaaS…

Backup A Minute

2.6.2017 by Al McCloud

We’ve been talking about backup a lot in the past few years. At one point, we even blogged about the amount of squirrels causing data loss around the world. The fact that this number is higher than zero is mind-blowing.…

Backup In Case of Squirrels

30.1.2017 by Jenn Granger

At UKFast we’re big on hoping for the best and preparing for the worst – even when the worst is squirrels. The Cyber Squirrel 1 website has made a list of all ‘unclassified cyber squirrel operations’ – i.e. attacks that…

Preparing For When Things Go Wrong: DR And BC

25.2.2015 by Jenn Granger

In a perfect world, nothing would ever go wrong. But the world we live in is not perfect (proved by the existence of peas, washing machines that eat your clothes, and mediocre pop music). So, following the Scouts’ sound advice,…

Location, Location, Colocation

18.2.2014 by Jenn Granger

Disaster recovery has become a hot topic after last week’s floods, as many people’s belongings were washed away, along with their sense of security. So, when a large proportion of the country’s data centres are in the South East –…

#BackToBasics – RPO and RTO

18.6.2012 by Alice Cullen

It would be fair to say that without the internet, computers or technology, many of today's businesses would flounder. Let’s think for a minute about what would happen if your business's computer systems failed. No email. No SQL database with…