How will you recover data?
Once your BCP identifies how critical your data is, the next step is finding a way to recover that data. This is necessary to combat everything from outages to any form of human error or natural disaster. Disaster Recovery is your failsafe, your 'Plan B'. And there should always be a Plan B. It provides recovery options for your data should something happen to the servers hosting your data. Without a proper DR in place at your company, there are no second chances.
What Recovery Options Are Available?
You have options and, as with most IT solutions, with great cost comes great performance. Managing backups in-house is a baseline solution that may save money but not your business. To provide a better failsafe, place your data in a secure, offsite location. For immediate access to your data, you will need to run an identical system parallel to your primary.Download the Disaster Recovery Infographic
SharePoint Business Continuity Standby Systems
A backup system is available if the primary system fails. This is usually used for non-critical information and scheduled backups would be customized by the client. (Availability within hours to days typically).
A backup system is available and is a close mimic of the primary system. Data is replicated more often than a cold standby, but again at the discretion of the client. There can be times when both servers don't contain the same data. (Availability within minutes to hours typically).
A backup system that runs simultaneously with the primary system. Data is typically replicated in real time and both systems host identical data. (Availability within seconds typically).