Data disaster planning is an enterprise initiative that can stall quickly. In my experience these projects often become sidelined due to budgets, team time constraints, or struggles with managing long-term testing and upkeep of infrastructure. Being ready for any data disaster is not a project to sideline. Enterprise risk due to ransomware, natural disaster, power outages, and mass system failure do happen. Without a solution that can help with recovery in place, your enterprise is left vulnerable. Today let’s briefly cover an enterprise disaster situation, and then quickly shift over to Cohesity solutions that can be leveraged to meet your needs simply.
It’s 3am, You Are On-Call and the Phone Rings!
On-call for your team, awoken from your slumber as the phone rings – it’s time to quickly shift into work mode. Thankfully no one is in the office at this time, because there is a fire alarm going off and it is being investigated. The request made to the person on-call is to be prepared to invoke the data disaster plan; which only involves critical applications. They are also to hold until the full situation is understood, just be ready.
This is a tough situation to be in as the advanced planning only accounts for critical applications, so any data missing should the disaster plan be invoked could mean costly downtime to the business.
Recovering from a Disaster
No one ever imagines that a disaster situation will occur, but having a plan is imperative. The ability for a business to recover from a data disaster can make or break the future success of the business. Let’s take a look at a few ways how Cohesity can help by just starting with your ability to engage is the core business activity of backing up your data and knowing what your expected disaster recovery failover SLAs will need to be.
Being prepared and ready for any data disaster situation is important, and no enterprise wants to be in a situation of taking on data loss. Cohesity has several options to be able to help your enterprise come back online from any disaster regardless of impact, no matter your budget or recovery time objectives.