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Creating a disaster plan can seem like something easy to put off. It takes a lot of time and surely your company won’t fall victim, will it? Without a disaster recovery plan, you are taking a huge risk. Even small disasters, such as a burst pipe, can be the beginning of the end for small businesses. According to Contingency Planning and Management Magazine, 40% of companies experiencing a data disaster failed with 36 months

1. How Often do Crashes Happen?

140,000 hard drives crash in the U.S. each week

2. Know your Limits

Lots of different disasters exist. What will your company be able to handle and stay afloat? How can you keep your downtime within these limits? These are questions you need to ask before disaster strikes.

3. Small Disasters do Exist

Using the word “disaster” for a lost email or file may seem silly, but it is still part of disasters. Do you know how quickly you will be able to recover these files?

4. Environmental Disasters

Environmental disasters can affect your company’s data. In this situation, the last thing you want to have to worry about is your data.

5. What a Failed Server means to You

A server failing can mean a lot of lost time for your team. Having a plan that allows you to virtualize can help get you back up on your feet.

6. Perks of a VPN

Having a well working VPN can allow you to maneuver a few disasters with litter interruptions.

7. One Stop Shop

A single application can back your data up in three different ways: virtual machines, physical servers, and in the cloud. This application can have you backed up to within five minutes of the disaster.

8. Standby VMs

This virual machine will work as a fall back. This machine will continually receive updates and if your main machine fails, it can be restored to this virtual machine’s last update point.

9. RTOs

Recovery Time Objectives means a company is working as fast as possible for your disaster recovery plan. You will be able to have near continuous access to the data you’ve protected.

10. Ability to Restore Data at any Level

It won’t always be a crashed server, it could be a single file. This single file is still important and you need the ability to retrieve it.

Disaster recovery can be a scary thing. At GadellNet, we are here to help. We offer disaster recovery as part of our managed services. Let us take care of the plan for you. Our Verified Recovery capabilities will save you time because we do the testing for you when it is most convenient. Learn more about Disaster Recovery.


GadellNet is an award-winning IT consulting firm that provides full-service technology solutions to small businesses. Since 2003, we have been delivering efficient, profitable and happier workforces. GadellNet’s best-in-class engineering team is highly successful at implementing and maintaining value-add hardware and software technology.

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