A backup strategy is essential

Disasters happen - and it's more of a question of "when" not "if".  To avoid disasters, your data needs to be properly protected.  Sure everyone's accidentally deleted a file but what happens when all of your data gets erased, maliciously encrypted or is inaccessible for reasons beyond your control?  How much money do you lose if you have to stop your business for hours, days or weeks at a time in order to restore data and get your computers and servers up?

This is one area that even the smallest business cannot overlook or take for granted. Proper backup should be a thoughtful process, you need to consider whether you just need to backup files or backup business systems, applications, databases, operating systems and drivers. If you have mission-critcal data then you need to consider true disaster recovery and business continuity alternatives.

If you do not know what we are talking about, then you above everyone else, should set-up a free consultation with an EDM Automation representative who can explain the differences and consequences of ignoring such an important and fundamental process to protecting your business.

The good news is that with the advent of cheaper technology, it is not expensive to put in place a world-class back-up strategy any more.

Disasters Happen

According to recent gartner surveys, roughly 80% of companies had a disaster that impeded business within the last 12 months.  Here are the most common reasons in the order that they most often occur...

  1. Hardware failure
  2. Human error
  3. Software failure and corruption
  4. Malware - malicious software
  5. Power outage
  6. Fires, floods and natural disasters
  7. Rogue employees
  8. and more

Planning is essential for any business but these days it is a requirement for most compliance enforcement agencies so you should ask yourself first if your business falls within the industries that are governed for compliance as it relates to disaster recovery. If not, you should simply ask " how long can you be down?

Recovery Time Objective (RTO)

The Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is the duration of time within which a business process must be restored after a hardware malfunction or disaster in order to avoid unacceptable consequences associated with a break in continuity. In other words, the RTO is the answer to the question: “How much time will it take to be up and running after a business process disruption?“

We call it your "time-to-restore threshold" and it is different for every business and device that is being backed up.

Recovery Point Objective (RPO)

The Recovery Point Objective (RPO) defines the time you can roll back in time after a hardware malfunction or disaster in order to avoid unacceptable consequences associated with a break in continuity. So in essence, RPO askes the question: “can I restore from a day ago, week ago or month ago, if necessary?“

We call it your "time-to-restore threshold" and it is different for every business and device that is being backed up.

Small business or large enterprise – we got you covered

EDM Automation provides best-of-class backup solutions that are affordable for even the smallest business but robust, reliable and versatile enough for the largest and most discriminating organizations. All of our solutions solve your main criteria of RTO and RPO (time-to-restore threshold), as well as, your worst compliance challenges and we do it for virtual and physical servers/workstations that use Windows or Linux operating systems.

Backup Iliistration

Here are some of the ways we can help you...

  1. FREE RTO and RPO Analysis
  2. Less than 15 minutes downtime and 1-hour service level agreements
  3. Compliance reporting including HIPAA, PCI, NIST SP 800-171 and more.
  4. Virtual and physical devices
  5. Application backups including databases
  6. Snapshots can be as often as every 5 minutes
  7. Enterprise grade deduplication
  8. Onsite or cloud or hybrid
  9. One-view of all your devices and daily reporting


Let us help you solve your backup and disaster recovery challenges. Remember, it is not "if" but "when" will something happen to stop your business processes - make sure you are prepared before the inevitable happens. Our clients will be glad to tell you that it is not as expensive as you may think and the small costs far out weigh the prospects of losing data completely or being down for potentailly weeks at a time.

There are several ways to approach backup and disaster recovery and at EDM Automation we understand your concerns so we have options and alternatives to keep costs down, retain high performance and spread costs when applicable.

If you would like more information, call us at 757-500-5054. Not sure what you need?   Want a FREE consultation?  Then click the button below for quick assistance.

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