As more businesses recognize the need for application recovery as part of their business continuity strategies, the challenges of this process must be met as well. Rather than implementing blanket data protection, quickly restoring applications needs a more strategic and step-based process.
According to CIO, application recovery can be a challenging process if the business isn’t ready to take the first steps, and follow a strict, manual process. However, there are two tips that can help a business simplify the process and make it as pain-free as possible
Move applications to one space
As many businesses today use virtual, physical, and cloud environments interchangeably, applications could reside across all three environments, making the recovery process not only take longer, but more difficult if more than one environment crashes during a disaster. Migrating applications to one or two of these environments – running virtual machines across the company or adopting cloud-based processes, for example – can simplify the recovery process, and potentially save the business from losing applications at all.
Develop a tier-based disaster recovery plan
No two applications have the same priority in a business, and by analyzing how mission-critical each app is, the company can determine which needs to be recovered first, and work from there. This allows the business to align its app recovery plans with its data backup and recovery solutions and recover assets in steps, improving organization and helping restart operations more smoothly and swiftly.
For any business, remaining organized with data backup software and thoroughly planning for any crisis can make the difference between struggling to recover and bouncing back quickly, regardless of the disaster that strikes.