June 30th, 2021 | 3 minute read
With the evolution of technology, customers nowadays expect you to offer uninterrupted service, no matter what type of business you run. For your customers, it doesn’t matter if it’s hurricane season, if there is a volcano eruption nearby or if your company has been a recent target of a ransomware attack.
Luckily, it's quickly becoming easier to ensure that your business can run with little disruption in case of any event with Backup and Disaster Recovery.
The International Data Corporation (IDC) concludes in a research conducted in 2020 (sponsored by Microsoft) that business continuity and disaster recovery ‘is a business imperative’. “Organizations simply cannot afford to put off business continuity and disaster recovery planning any further”, says the IDC.
According to the research, 93% of organizations had been attacked by malware/ransomware in the last 24 months, while 83% of organizations can expect a successful malware/ransomware intrusion. Furthermore, fewer than 50% of applications are protected by a disaster recovery plan, meaning that many organizations are not prepared for a ‘large-scale recovery situation’. Think about a hurricane or another natural disaster.
Backup vs. Disaster Recovery: What's the difference?
Although the keywords Backup and Disaster Recovery might make you think of the same solution ensuring business continuity, they are different from each other. Here's why: