As a Tulsa-based business owner or manager, disaster recovery for I.T. should be a top priority. Though you might not think of disaster recovery every day, it should definitely be part of your I.T. managed services in Tulsa.
Many companies don’t have any type of disaster recovery plan in place, nor do they know how to access their data following any network issues. Even those who are aware of a plan don’t know much about it.
So, what happens if there is a small problem (such as human error) or even a huge disaster where you can’t find any data at all? Luckily, there is a way to safeguard your information.
RPO and RTO
The first thing you should do in regards to protecting your business from a network disaster is to understand RPO and RTO.
RPO (recovery point objective) and RTO (recovery time objective) are two procedures that help to give your disaster recovery plan legs to stand on. In other words, RPO and RTO are the keys to recovery following a disaster.
RPO is the point in time that you want to recover your data from should a network or computer go down. You can measure this in minutes, hours, or days. RTO is a bit different. This is the maximum time that a network or computer system can be down following a disaster that causes a failure. Remember, you don’t want this to be a long time, as each moment your network is done, you are losing money.
What’s Right for Your Business?
Having a fully functioning disaster recovery plan should be part of your managed services in Tulsa. However, there is not a generic plan that fits for every business. Let’s think of it like this: imagine, for a moment, that you own a marketing firm. This firm has a major network disaster the week before a huge project is due. Your team can’t access their systems or their servers. So, if the system is down, what are they supposed to do?
Well, they might try old systems of marketing, and though it might be more work for your staff, they can still get the job done, and then go back later to fill in the blanks when the system is up and running. However, you certainly don’t want this to go on for days and days. In these situations, having an RPO is much more important than an RTO, and this would be a part of a disaster recovery plan.
Whatever your company needs in its plan for managed services in Tulsa, including a disaster recovery plan with RPO and RTO, JMARK Business Solutions, Inc. is here to help. We can work with your team to create the perfect disaster recovery plan based on your company’s specific needs. Contact us today to see how we can help to take the worry out of a possible network disaster.