Managed Backup, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Services
shield your business from the unexpected.
No one likes to think about tragedy striking, but it could (and does) happen. You won’t have to worry about losing everything with our comprehensive data services. We’ll backup your information, protect continuity in the event of disaster, and ensure reliable recovery. Techvera handles everything from creating a protective strategy to full testing for stability.
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Never Lose Your Data
Data is continuously backed up and saved to multiple places, with unlimited scalability. Even the most recent file changes are available at a moment’s notice, with no storage limitations as your company and its data grow.
Accurate and Reliable Backups
Unlike many providers, we perform regular testing and monitoring of backups for completeness and accuracy. Backups will always be thorough and accurate – no losing weeks or months of work if a recovery is needed.
Be Prepared for Anything
We’ll put together and test a comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery plan to get your company back up and running in hours – not days – in the event of an emergency. Eliminate fear that a disaster or cyberattack will keep you from doing business or providing for your customers.
The Best in Data Security
Your data and systems are guarded by the most advanced security measures available. Files and data will be safe and secure, protected by industry-leading technology to prevent breaches and uphold your company’s reputation.
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The biggest risk a company faces is not preparing for a disaster.
If your data is lost, you’re out of business. There are many ways for this to happen – hardware failure (hard drive crash), malware attack, or even a natural disaster like fire or flood can all destroy your data and leave you with no way to recover it.
You may be thinking that backing up your files is enough, but it isn’t! If the backup itself fails, then what? How would you get back up and running quickly if an emergency strikes?
Disasters don’t show up when it’s convenient and you can afford some downtime. Every company needs to develop and test a business continuity plan before it’s needed! Whether you’re faced with an issue small or large, you’ll be ready for anything and won’t lose money and clients while your business is recovering. But this can be a tall order for organizations that are already stretched thin. Planning, setting up, continuously testing, and refining your data backup and continuity plan takes a lot of time and resources. That’s where we can help!
We provide solutions for backing up online as well as offline so that nothing stands between you and recovering from any situation. Our managed backup services include cloud storage backups, offsite backups on hard drives stored at secure locations away from your office/home, physical server protection such as RAID systems and UPS power supplies along with our own proprietary software designed specifically to help protect your data and ensure you can always recover. We’re committed to creating secure, reliable solutions that are right for your business’ needs.
With managed backup, business continuity, and disaster recovery services from Techvera, we take care of everything so that you don’t have to worry. Our team will work with you to create an effective strategy for protecting against any situation. We’re experts in creating plans customized for each client based on their needs – and even provide training sessions if needed! Contact us today to learn more about our services or schedule a consultation with our expert staff members.
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“Techvera has provided our IT support and service for 20 years or more – well before their name change. They are very responsive and helpful and keep us up and running which allows us to focus on what we do best. Very appreciative of their great service!”
Frequently Asked Questions About Managed Backup, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Services
What is disaster recovery?
Disaster recovery is just what it sounds like – creating a detailed, thorough plan for your organization to recover and get back to business in the event of an emergency.
This can be anything from a natural disaster like a fire or flood to a ransomware attack that holds all of your company’s data hostage until you pay the perpetrators.
Disaster recovery plans are far more involved than many business owners may expect. It’s not simply “if something happens, we’ll all go home until IT fixes the problem”.
Plans need to go over crucial business applications, time to recovery targets, how much past work the business can live without (if any), who is responsible for what steps, how long your business can afford to be down, and much more.
The major goals of a disaster recovery plan are to avoid confusion and frustration when an emergency happens and to get you back to business as quickly as possible with minimal losses.
Why is disaster recovery important for business?
An unexpected disaster is nearly inevitable for the modern business. Fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, severe storms, and earthquakes are common throughout the country. Businesses may carry insurance for these, but insurance will do nothing to get your business operational again.
In addition to Mother Nature, companies also have to worry about cyber attacks, data breaches, malware, theft, disgruntled employees, data loss, and a host of other threats. It’s enough to cause any business owner to lose sleep!
Without a plan to handle an emergency, it can be absolute chaos when one hits and result in lost time, money, customers, and data. A lack of preparation is the root cause of business’ troubles (and hope definitely doesn’t count as an effective plan).
So of course, the easy solution is disaster recovery preparedness! Having a plan that accounts for any situation will help ease your fears and ensure no emergency ever destroys your business.
What is business continuity?
Business continuity is a company’s ability to maintain minimal operations (such as production, marketing, or research) following an event that disrupts normal business operations. In other words, it’s a way of minimizing the impact of disasters on companies’ back-ends and preservation systems for crucial data.
You could say that it encompasses every aspect of a company’s information technology, operational strategies, and employee policies in the wake of something like Hurricane Maria when power may be out for weeks depending on where you are; but attending to business continuity doesn’t only include disaster preparedness, it also includes preventing everyday interruptions in service from affecting the bottom line.
What's involved in disaster recovery and business continuity planning?
No matter how good you are at running your company, there’s always some risk involved and threats that you can’t predict. That’s why creating a disaster recovery and business continuity plan before you need it is ideal. And you need to give yourself plenty of time to start – if you find out a hurricane will land in your area in two days, that is not enough time!
Business continuity planning (BCP) is an ongoing activity that can be divided into three stages: Strategy development and evaluation, BCP strategy implementation and testing procedures, and activities taken to maintain the implementation status quo. Having a BCP plan in place will help you take positive steps towards reducing your vulnerability to disasters as well as auditing those efforts with strategic reviews keeping you on top of what needs work now and what needs revisiting next.
The main components of your disaster recovery plan should include identifying and prioritizing applications and services (in other words, mapping out which systems are most crucial to the daily operations), creating a data backup and recovery plan, creating an alternate site plan, and planning for different disaster situations.
Both of these plans should also include regular testing and refining. You don’t want to find out that you’re missing a crucial step when it’s needed!
How do you properly and securely manage data backup?
Determining how your data should be backed up and managed is based on answers to these questions:
- How important is the data on your systems? The importance of data can go a long way in helping you determine if you need to back it up – as well as when and how it should be backed up. For critical data, such as a database, you’ll want to have redundant backup sets that extend back for several backup periods. For less important data, such as daily user files, you won’t need such an elaborate backup plan, but you’ll need to back up the data regularly and ensure that the data can be recovered easily.
- What type of information does the data contain? Data that doesn’t seem important to you may be very important to someone else. Thus, the type of information the data contains can help you determine if you need to back up the data – as well as when and how the data should be backed up.
- How often does the data change? The frequency of change can affect your decision on how often the data should be backed up. For example, data that changes daily should be backed up daily.
- How quickly do you need to recover the data? Time is an important factor in creating a backup plan. For critical systems, you may need to get back online swiftly. To do this, you may need to alter your backup plan.
- Do you have the equipment to perform backups? You must have backup hardware to perform backups. To perform timely backups, you may need several backup devices and several sets of backup media. Backup hardware includes tape drives, optical drives, and removable disk drives. Generally, tape drives are less expensive but slower than other types of drives (and not recommended for a modern business).
- Who will be responsible for the backup and recovery plan? Ideally, someone should be a primary contact for the organization’s backup and recovery plan. This person may also be responsible for performing the actual backup and recovery of data.
- What is the best time to schedule backups? Scheduling backups when system use is as low as possible will speed the backup process. However, you can’t always schedule backups for off-peak hours. So you’ll need to carefully plan when key system data is backed up.
- Do you need to store backups off-site? Storing copies of backup tapes off-site is essential to recovering your systems in the case of a natural disaster. In your off-site storage location, you should also include copies of the software you may need to install to reestablish operational systems.
What should I use to backup my data?
There are many options for backup storage, and it can be hard to know which is the right one for you. In reality, you’ll probably use a combination of them.
Here are a few pros and cons of each:
Hard drive (HDD)
Pros: Cheap, easy to find, variable storage sizes.
Cons: Will fail eventually, can be lost/damaged/destroyed, slower and more power-hungry than other options.
Solid-state drive (SSD) and flash drive (aka thumb drive, USB drive/stick)
Pros: Fast, high performance, easy to find.
Cons: Expensive, better intended for performance versus storage, flash drives are very easy to break.
CD-ROM and DVD-ROM
Pros: Cheap, easy to find and use, simple to store.
Cons: Dying medium, limited storage capacity, easy to damage, and limited life.
Pros: Always available and working, data can’t be accidentally destroyed or damaged, can access data anywhere from any device.
Cons: Backup and restoration can take a long time, requires an internet connection, recurring costs.