Disaster Recovery Testing — Are you skipping this crucial step to complete Disaster Recovery?

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Congratulations! You’ve created and implemented a Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan. Now you can rest assured that in the aftermath of a disaster, your valuable systems and data will be rapidly restored.

But do you know that for sure?

Disaster Recovery Testing is a critical component of successful DR Planning. That’s why TECA includes Recovery Testing in every client’s comprehensive DR solution right from the start. Quite simply, without Recovery Testing, you don’t really have a valid DR Plan.

Think of Recovery Testing as you would a fire drill. You perform a fire drill to ensure that everyone evacuates safely. The process helps you identify issues and create solutions, so that if a fire does break out, you are prepared.

Recovery Testing simulates an outage, ensuring that if the real thing occurs, your backup media is uncorrupted and the procedures you have put in place are complete.

Why Disaster Recovery Testing?

Your business isn’t static, it’s a flowing, growing entity. Changes to your IT environment, staff turnover, and technology updates can impact your DR Plan and make complete recovery impossible.

Annual Disaster Recovery Testing helps you:

  • Adapt your DR Plan to accommodate any changes to your systems
  • Confirm everyone in your organization is aware of their role in the recovery process and up to speed on their responsibilities
  • Pinpoint problems, such as security issues, that can result from infrastructure changes
  • Spot any details you may have missed
  • Ensure that a recovery will run smoothly
  • Gain peace of mind that comes from knowing your data is protected and that your DR Plan will not fail

You’ve invested a lot into your DR Plan. Disaster Recovery Testing confirms that it was time, energy, and money well spent.

Questions about TECA’s Disaster Recovery Testing? The expert TECA tech team are happy to help. Contact us today.

TECA Tips

Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan is essential to your business continuity, whether you’ve just launched your new start up or you’ve been in business for years. But creating and implementing a DR Plan can seem complex and a little daunting.

That’s why TECA has put together a comprehensive white paper, Ten Key Steps to Surviving & Succeeding After an IT Disaster. Request this free publication today and get step-by-step guidance on how your business can successfully and completely recover important data and applications in the wake of a disaster.

Questions? Contact us today. We’re happy to help.

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