Backup and Disaster Recovery

Backup and Disaster Recovery

Backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solutions ensure the user’s data and applications are backed up and can be restored in the event of a disaster or data loss. Cloud solutions usually have this feature built-in, but for your clients that operate non-cloud systems, a BDR solution will ensure they can maintain business continuity.

Why it Matters to your customers

“Disaster” can take many forms and strike unexpectedly. A fire, flood, or another natural disaster can cripple a business if it can’t access its applications and files, but those events represent only a small fraction of business disruptions. More common reasons are hardware or software failure and human error.

Downtime from the inability to access data and applications is costly for a business. A 2016 Ponemon Institute study found the cost of unplanned downtime ranged from $593 to $17,244 per minute. And not surprisingly, some companies, especially SMBs, never recover from downtime related to a disaster.

Why Backup and Disaster Recovery is an opportunity

Every business needs to ensure it can maintain business continuity with continued access to its data and applications. With many backup solutions available, the opportunity may lie with the ability to differentiate your offering with the type of solution and added value you provide. Evaluate solutions for ease when restoring data, which can save both you and your client time and money. Your offering—and your margin—may be more attractive if you bundle BDR with other services such as managed IT, managed security and compliance monitoring.

Depending on your client’s industry, you may also have the opportunity to add periodic threat analyses or risk assessments and help them develop and maintain a business continuity plan.

Backup and Disaster Recovery Vendors

Backup and Disaster Recovery Trends & Case Studies

Six Steps to Evolving from a BDR Provider to a Business Continuity Provider

Too often, solution providers sell backups as disaster recovery, or worse yet, business continuity.

Which Vertical Markets Need Business Continuity Solutions?

Although every business needs a business continuity plan, highly regulated industries are especially attractive options.

5 BDR Trends Every MSP and VAR Should Know

See where the industry is and where it’s going with cloud backup, using emerging technologies, and how increasing solution sophistication is creating new opportunities.

4 Simple Steps to Get Started Selling BDR

There is a wealth of information and resources available to help you successfully provide backup and disaster recovery solutions and services.

The 3-2-1 Backup Guide

Three common backup mistakes, two recommendations and one must for protecting your clients' data.

How to Offer Top-Notch Disaster Recovery Services

An experienced MSP offers insights into how to provide a DR solution that gives your clients peace of mind that their data is always secure and accessible.

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Cybercriminals’ New Favorite Attack Vector: Your RMM

MSPs must implement multi-factor authentication and other best practices to prevent hackers from leveraging their management tools as a conduit to end customers’ networks.

IT Nation Connect 2019 Vendor Highlights

There were several big announcements from the channel vendor community at this year’s show.

Best-Selling Author Daniel Pink Keynote Highlights

For starters, the old ABC’s of sales, “always be closing,” has been replaced by “attunement, buoyancy and clarity.”

4 Issues Standing in the Way of Improved Efficiency, and Revenue, for MSPs

How taking a unified IT approach will help MSPs align with digital business infrastructure operations priorities.

Quote Management: How To Make Your Proposals Convert

These best practices for VARs and MSPs will help turn proposals into new business.

What MSPs Need to Know About the California Consumer Privacy Act

Companies doing in business in California may be required to give consumers greater control over the data that’s collected and how it’s used — and they’re looking to MSPs for help complying with the act.

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