Disaster Recovery Planning: Making the case for “Always Be Testing” (ABT)

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Download Quorum’s ABT Report: www.quorum.net/abtr
Statistics show that most small to mid-sized businesses will experience a system downtime at least once a year. One hour of downtime costs a mid-sized business $74000 on an average1 and it takes 30 hours on average for data disaster recovery2.
Yet, most organizations believe that Disaster Recovery (DR) Testing is more trouble than it’s worth.
The primary reason is that most small to mid-sized businesses have never run their Disaster Recovery system through regular real world tests. As a result, it is never certain whether their data, servers and applications will recover using an existing solution.
The report also points out that testing quarterly or even monthly is not enough. And tape, disk or cloud backup alone is not foolproof.

Quorum’s report makes a strong case for “Always Be Testing” on a daily basis.
It categorically states that, contrary to popular belief, if a business chooses its Disaster Recovery Solution correctly, even daily real-world tests are not time-consuming, costly, complex or a drain on resources.
The report points out that hardware, software and systems are constantly changing for any business. The organization’s data backup/data recovery must take all changes into account and the recovery solution has to be updated to-the-minute. Shortcuts, or traditional testing methods, don’t work.
Without Disaster Recovery Testing, a system is vulnerable and likely to be hit by backup corruption [especially for tape-based backups], backups executed incorrectly and human errors.
Only a systematic daily Disaster Recovery Testing covers everything.

In short, the Quorum report emphasizes that a business must be able to test every day. So it must have the correct Disaster Recovery Solution, with one click recovery and daily testing.

Quorum solutions provide assured, one click backup, recovery and continuity through simple and cost-effective solutions that safeguard a company’s revenue, customers and reputation. These solutions reduce downtime to mere minutes with a single click.

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Disaster Recovery Planning: Making the case for “Always Be Testing” (ABT)

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  2. 2. Copyright ©2013, All Rights Reservedwww.quorum.net Making the Disaster Recovery Planning case for “Always Be Testing” (ABT) to Download the Complete Report ! Hard facts Most small to mid-sized businesses experience at least one system downtime a year. One hour of downtime costs a mid-sized business $74,000 on an average1 . It takes 30 hours on an average for data disaster recovery2 . Yet, most organizations believe that Disaster Recovery Testing is more trouble than it’s worth. In fact, it’s the opposite! If you choose your Disaster Recovery Solution correctly, even daily real-world tests are not time-consuming not costly not complex not a drain on resources Plus you are sure of Total data recovery in minutes Recovery of applications and systems as well [not offered by traditional solutions] Constant Change Remember that your hardware, software and systems are constantly changing: e.g. overlapping daily & weekly updates from Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Defender Definitions, SAP Security, Microsoft’s Patch Tuesdays/Extraordinary Patch Tuesdays, Adobe Flash etc. are altering your system environment constantly. Your data backup/data recovery must take these changes into account. Your disaster recovery solution has to be updated to-the-minute. Shortcuts, or traditional testing methods, don’t work. Even the tiniest change in your IT system can increase the odds of a future glitch in your data recovery. Vulnerability Without Disaster Recovery Testing, your system is likely to be hit by Backup corruption [especially for tape-based backups] Backup executed incorrectly Human errors In short, you must be able to test every day. So you must have the correct Disaster Recovery Solution, with one-click recovery and daily testing. Quorum Solutions : One Click Recovery Quorum provides assured, one click backup, recovery and continuity. Quorum’s simple and cost-effective solutions safeguard your revenue, customers and reputation. They reduce downtime to mere minutes with a single click. Know more about Quorum Always Be Testing (ABT) Traditional Backup One-Click Recovery Backup only Manual Recreation APPLICATION OS & DRIVERS MACHINE Ongoing Restore, Ready for Testing Register Now Click to Tweet 1 Aberdeen Group 2 Harris Interactive Survey

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