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What is a Good Disaster Recovery Plan?

If you don’t have a disaster recovery plan (DRP) for your data, there is no better time than the present to create one. Many organizations choose a cloud VPS system for disaster recovery because it’s efficient.

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In addition, a cloud VPS disaster recovery plan saves time and money. Cloud VPS systems are reliable and secure solutions.

No business is too small to consider a disaster recovery plan for data. While no one wants to anticipate disasters, a DRP is a responsible business management practice. 

Why a Cloud VPS Disaster Recovery Plan is a Good Option 

A good DRP requires a risk assessment. In our current times, cyberattacks are a risk for any business. First, it’s critical to eliminate system vulnerabilities. One way to accomplish this is to store backups on a cloud VPS system. 

Also, it’s important to assess the security practices of the cloud VPS provider you select. 

However, even the best efforts don’t completely eliminate the risks associated with cyberattacks. Including a cyberattack response is part of a good disaster recovery plan. 

The next thing to consider are the geographic risks. For example, what are your weather-related disaster risks? Or, are servers located in a city with a higher level of security threats? A way to offset risks due to geography is to use a cloud VPS recovery plan.

The next risk to consider is how an electric grid failure affects your data. Backup power plans are always a good idea when it comes to data. However, backup power is only a temporary solution. A cloud VPS disaster recovery plan should take electric grid failures into account. 

Data Backups are Critical For Your Disaster Recovery Plan

Before you create a formal disaster recovery plan, review your current data backup procedures. How often is it being backed up? Also, what is being backed up?

The necessary frequency of data backups depends on the type of business you operate. However, this is not an area to cut corners, so consider it carefully. If critical data is being backed up frequently, don’t overlook the need for overall system backups. 

Some businesses, for example, operate with a high volume of internet transactions. Those businesses may figure the cost of losing data in a given time increment. When viewed from that perspective, the question of data backup frequency is easily answered. 

The next consideration is where backups are stored. The general suggestion is a secured off-site location. However, for those with a cloud VPS disaster recovery backup plan, this is a nonissue. 

Disaster Recovery Basics for Small to Medium-Sized Businesses

The first step is to create a summary of vital action steps in case of a disaster. Include a list of important contacts in the summary. Consider the summary as a quick reference for steps in an emergency. An accessible document to follow eases anxiety for those responding.  

For organizations with multiple IT staff members, assigning responsibilities for disaster recovery prevents confusion later. 

And a good DRP contains relevant authentication steps and passwords. Also, include key website addresses, such as your cloud VPS provider. 

If it’s relevant to your organization, include legal and financial contacts in your DRP. Another thing to consider including is suggestions on how to handle media inquiries. For those businesses without an established media contact, a DRP is a good place to identify that individual. 

Any business that processes financial transactions is open to media scrutiny and potential legal liability in the event of a data-compromising situation. 

A Cloud VPS Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Business

Cloud VPS disaster recovery is customizable. Options are either specific file backups or a complete system replication. The best choice is a combination of the two. 

Cloud disaster recovery offers the benefit of saving space and time. Also, it’s cost-efficient. Some organizations rely on their own cloud VPS for disaster recovery. But using a cloud hosting provider is easier and often more secure and reliable. 

First, it requires less management on your part. Selecting a cloud VPS hosting provider saves money since it requires no infrastructure investment. A good host provider is established with infrastructure and built-in redundancy. 

Finally, as a cloud VPS hosting provider, we know the importance of security. And you need to know the security offered by your provider. Without compromising security, we are transparent in how we address it. This is a quality to look for with something as important as disaster data recovery. 

Our Cloud VPS Disaster Recovery Solutions 

Solar VPS data centers are in five locations across the United States with one in Europe. Each location is equipped with a backup power supply. In addition, the data centers have state-of-the-art cooling systems. 

Our data centers are protected against fire damage. Additionally, they are protected against security risks, both with remote monitoring and onsite security personnel. 

We eliminate many of the headaches associated with disaster recovery planning. So, to take that a step further, we offer an optional disaster recovery backup plan. 

Our disaster recovery plan offers full server backups and incremental data backups. Backups are stored for three days with the newest replacing the oldest. Also, we offer multiple restoration points. 

Solar VPS customers sleep easier at night because our systems are backed up at a secure off-site data center. Visit our website for more information on our data centers and optional disaster recovery plan.

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