How to Prepare for a Disaster


Unfortunately, natural disasters are something that we can’t control. Mother nature has a mind of her own, and there’s only so much we can do to prepare. When the news that Hurricane Florence was making her way towards Hampton Roads, local businesses prepped with sandbags outside their doors and evacuated to safer ground. But what about their onsite servers? What if we were hit hard and water got in? Preparation for these types of events is crucial when it comes to your business.

Proactive Planning Could Save Your Business

Proactively planning for disasters can help keep your business from going under. Having to deal with a critical emergency or disaster is stressful enough, so finding comfort that your business network is safe will only bring you peace of mind.

When it comes to planning, in addition to saving and securing your physical onsite equipment and devices, your backup solution should be your priority. If you already have a backup solution in place, it’s important to ask yourself where those backups are stored. If they are on-premises in the emergency disaster zone, you may unfortunately out of luck. Businesses that don’t prepare properly may run into:

  • Loss of business client/patient/customer data
  • Loss of productivity
  • Overall loss of business

Get Your Business Back Up and Running in No Time

Investing in an advanced image-based cloud backup solution (For example, Mode5 Backup: Advanced System Imaging) will not only keep your backups safe, but will help get your business back up and running in no time. Advanced System Imaging replicates and stores your backups in a safe, offsite data center (like the Mode5 Data Center), in a safe and secure cloud environment. No matter what comes your way, you can decrease any downtime you may have, and get your data efficiently restored with lightning fast speed with cloud backup solutions.

Questions? If you have any questions, or if you’d like to learn more about the Mode5 Backup: Advanced System Imaging; please contact us at 757-628-8324.