Business Continuity

Backups and recovery services are all services that you hope your business never has to utilize, but all too often you find yourself in need of restoring from a backup–even if it’s just for a few files or folders.

Understanding how your business operates is the first step towards ensuring that you have the appropriate measures in place should a true disaster occur and our technology teams are professionals at defining appropriate Business Continuance Services (BCS) for your business.

3-2-1 Backup Strategy

There are two kinds of people in the world – those who have had a hard drive failure, and those who will. Make sure this common occurrence does not lead to the loss of your image collection.” Peter Krogh, photographer and DAM expert.

Nearly everyone you know has probably experienced a data loss of some order of magnitude in the past so it is only a matter of time until it happens to your business. Where to Start practices Peter’s famous 3-2-1 Backup Strategy so there are multiple recovery options for your data.

  • Data should be stored in 3 different locations
  • Maintain at least two physical locations for backups
  • Store 1 copy offsite, outside of your region

By following these three simple rules, Where to Start is able to support your business needs for data restoration regardless of the physical location of your data or where the restore request originates from.

Managed Backup Services

Even a “small” disaster such as an onsite fire or flood could put your business OUT of business quickly if you aren’t prepared for this eventuality. Our managed backup services are proactively monitored and maintained–with periodic testing of on-site and off-site data storage–to ensure that your data is actionable and can quickly and easily be restored in the event of an emergency.

RTO / RPO

One of the first steps we will walk through with your leadership team are the Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO). Simply stated, these are the acceptable parameters for recovery time and the allowable threshold of data loss after a disruption event. Determining and then fully documenting these objectives will allow your leadership team to define the disaster response and ongoing backup strategy based on the needs of the business.

Our business continuity professionals can walk you through this planning process quickly and efficiently. Get started today with a free initial consultation from Where to Start Technology Solutions. 

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