Modern corporations need to be as resilient as possible, and that's especially true when it comes to their data and IT infrastructures. Disaster recovery solutions should focus on doing more than letting a company bounce back. They should also support resilience in these four key ways.

Reduction of Single Points of Failure

A single point of failure is a spot in the system that can cause a catastrophic collapse. If you have a transactional database with no backups, for an extreme example, it would be a single point of failure. Any scenario where the database fails would likely cause the loss of most (if not all) of the company's data.

Your goal should be to eliminate every possible singular point of failure throughout your organization. Hybrid cloud solutions, for example, ensure that copies of your data will exist on your premises and in the cloud. If you lost one data storage point, you can reasonably trust that the other will be fine.

Faster Restoration of Services

Whenever a critical system goes down, you will want to get it back to operation as soon as possible. DR solutions can help you restore services quickly by having backup systems and data ready to go. If a bank loses a server to an electrical overload, for example, it can lean on its hybrid multi-cloud to restore the data. Likewise, it can keep copies of its software in the cloud so its technicians can quickly restore systems from those. The net effect is that customers will see the bank's services come back sooner.

Limiting Damage from Human Errors

People mess up all the time. With disaster recovery solutions in place, though, they don't have to worry about what they're going to do to fix their errors. If a business suffers a human error, it can utilize its DR solutions to restore documents or data to a point before the problem appeared.

Rapid Relocation

Suppose a business suffers a major catastrophe at a key location. For example, a big flood wipes out its headquarters building. You can quickly relocate resources to other places. You might have employees work from home based on copies in the hybrid multi-cloud, for example. Similarly, people who relocate to other corporate sites can use DR solutions to recover their files and data quickly. You might have lost some equipment and the use of a property, but your company's data will still be in the game.

To learn more, contact a disaster recovery solution service such as Nfina.