Ensure Business Continuity with Backup and Disaster Recovery

BDR - Azure Knowledge Hub

With the evolution of technology, people nowadays expect your business to be in service continuously, no matter what type of business you run. 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. 


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're different from each other. Here's why:


Backups save you in case of accidental deletion or data corruption of an application component. Backups can preserve a functional and application-consistent copy of your data, which ensures additional fixes aren't required to restore the data.

There are several cases where a backup can be useful: 

  • In case of accidental deletion, where someone accidentally deletes critical data

  • In case of data corruption

  • For long term retention and archiving of data, in order to meet compliance mandates

  • To secure your data from the growing threat of ransomware

Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery is the process restoring the functionality of an application in case of a catastrophic loss, says Microsoft. It is a part of Azure Site Recovery. 

In the following cases, having Azure Site Recovery is useful:

  • In case of an outage due to a hurricane, earthquake or other catastrophic event, your business apps and workloads can keep running on physical and virtual machines (VMs) from a primary site to a secondary location.

  • For migration: When migrating your workloads, there is little impact on production during replication, with a couple of minutes of downtime. 

  • For Development and Testing (Dev/Test) environments: Copy your production environment with Test Failover. 

How do I create a Business Continuity strategy that includes both Backup and Disaster Recovery?

The first step is to join the Azure Knowledge Hub on LinkedIn, where you will have access to exclusive content and activities that cover this topic and much more.

When you become a member of the Azure Knowledge Hub, you can have direct contact with Inova Solutions' Cloud experts and members of our Azure Task Force. Additionally, you will have access to exclusive webinars and hands-on bootcamps, relevant blogs and lots of tips and tricks to increase your Azure knowledge. 

Join the Azure Knowledge Hub

Join the Azure Knowledge Hub

Find out how to create a Business Continuity strategy which includes Backup and Disaster Recovery. Join the Azure Knowledge Hub.
Yes, I want to join

If you want to know a little bit more about Backup and Disaster Recovery, watch the video below for a quick explanation.

About Inova Solutions

Inova Solutions is the Microsoft trusted provider of cloud services in the Caribbean, with an outstanding Gold Partnership. Its mission is to “Empower organizations of all sizes to create business advantage by adopting digital transformation”. Inova Solutions' focus is to help organizations ensure business continuity by embracing the smart use of technology. The main priority is to establish the ultimate customer experience driving transformational change.