Greg Jehs

11.04.2020

Picture this: due to an electrical fire, you lose some critical data or your entire data center is destroyed. This could force you to shut down operations, tarnish your brand’s reputation, and result in lost profits. Keeping up with the competition requires a constantly growing amount of data and always-on applications. As the number of your data increases, infrastructure and software applications become more complex, and your budget is more restricted, it is more important than ever to have an effective backup and recovery plan.

Even if you have an enterprise cloud backup plan already in place, it is important to scrutinize your existing strategy. Take Delta Airlines, for example. In 2016, the airline experienced major outages due to a critical system failure, disrupting flights, leaving passengers stranded, and resulting in millions of dollars of losses. Even though Delta had backup and redundancy systems in place which secured data at a remote secondary site, 300 of its 7,000 servers were not wired to backup power which caused the entire system to crash. These backup inconsistencies “went undetected,” according to Delta CEO Ed Bastian. Having complete transparency in your systems is key to knowing exactly what is happening and where holes may exist in your backup strategy.

Continual management of your environment can be complex, but you can safeguard and streamline your valuable enterprise assets with Meridian IT’s Commvault backup and recovery solutions. Our team of Commvault engineers has developed a guide for effective disaster recovery planning to demonstrate how Commvault backup support from a third party will provide the complete coverage you need to protect your business from downtime.

Review Your Current Plan

The lack of IT staff to continually monitor your systems and execute your backup plan has been the main downfall of many enterprise cloud backup strategies. IT environments constantly change and data is constantly growing. If your current disaster recovery solution has not been reviewed in the last two years, there may be some inconsistencies that have been undetected. A Backup and recovery plan may seem reliable when first implemented, but it requires dedicated resources and continual updates to the strategy to prevent a disaster from wiping out your business.

Determine How Much Downtime Your Business Can Afford

Every business is unique in its objectives and expectations, and your disaster recovery plan should closely align with them. It is imperative to first understand how your business depends on your IT ecosystem and what the potential consequences are should a disaster ensue. Meridian IT provides a consultative approach to implementing solutions by taking a look at your entire environment. We help you to determine your Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) so that in the event of a disaster, you can be up and running in a time frame that most closely aligns with your business needs.

Rely on a Commvault MSP (Managed Service Provider)

Using a third-party Commvault backup provider will allow you to benefit from remote monitoring, flexibility, and security while delivering low and predictable costs. An MSP will work with you to continually ensure your IT environment is running and meeting your protection requirements and goals. Meridian takes the time to understand your environment so that if a problem occurs, we can resolve the issue quickly. With consistent monitoring, we are able to take this necessary responsibility off your plate so you can focus on other, more strategic tasks. As a third-party provider, Meridian’s resources are spread across a pool of clients, allowing us to provide you with even lower prices. We also offer exclusive pay-as-you-go licensing to save you up to 50%.

The landscape of data protection is widespread, but Commvault can cover each of the areas of data protection and will offer comprehensive coverage for all facets of your IT ecosystem. No revenue is generated when mission-critical systems go down. Meridian can simplify your backup and recovery processes while alleviating the stress of managing your environment so you can continue to generate revenue despite potential disasters. Call +1 (888) 835-3815 or send an email to sales@meridianitinc.com to learn more on how to kickstart your Commvault backup strategy, or fine-tune your existing one.