Business Continuity

Backup Alone Is Not Enough

What is Business Continuity?

Data facilitates your core business. Unplanned events like natural disasters, technology failures, malicious activity, or user errors are likely to impair (or halt) your operations with downtime.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR), is based on these three tenets:

Protect Data and Systems

Protecting data and systems

Redundant Copies of Data for Protection

Redundant copies of data to protect you from ransomware

Virtual Servers recreate IT infrastructure on the fly

Virtual compatibility to recreate IT infrastructure on the fly

Total Data Protection vs. Standard Backup


Standard Backup
Business Continuity
Local Protection Against Loss No Yes
Cloud Protection Against Disaster Sometimes Yes
Restore Both Application + Files Sometimes Yes
Instant Local + Cloud Failover No Yes
Ability To Prevent Downtime No Yes
Typical Recovery Time Objective (RTO) Hours to Days Seconds

The Challenge

Data is the lifeblood of your business. Without access to your critical files, application data, and even entire servers, you’re … out of business.

Only 6% of companies without a disaster recovery plan survive a disaster.

Think about it: without access to your servers, you can’t process orders, support patients, or handle your own daily disasters. You also can’t ensure you’re complying to regulatory requirements, leading to fines or worse. If you can’t support your customers, you also run the risk of losing customers. And inside the company, you may lose sensitive Human Resources information or the plans for your next amazing product.

And what about all those SaaS applications you’ve implemented? They’re in the cloud, so they should be fine, right? Well, not really. Sharing files with Google Drive is great, but what if you delete an employee? Their content is no longer available. For that reason, some companies will pay to leave old employees’ accounts in place, which is expensive and a potential security risk. The solution to this dilemma? Back up the data to the cloud, delete the employee account, then restore the content to a current user. Less cash out of your pocket, and no security holes. Other SaaS applications have their own challenges as well.

If it’s important enough to run your business, no matter where it resides, it’s important enough to back up.

Disasters Hinder Business Continuity

System Disasters

Hardware, software, systems, and data centres – when they fail, your business doesn’t have to.

The 2016 Cyber Resilience Report  (US) found that 66% of companies in 61 countries experienced at least 1 cyber incident in the last year, caused primarily by phishing & social engineering, malware, spear phishing, denial of service, and out-of-date software, rendering the organization’s own network either contaminated or inoperable.

Natural Disasters

Due to global climate change, natural disaster occurrences have increased and intensified.

Natural disasters have cost the global economy $2.5 trillion since 2000. 80% of businesses suffering a major disaster go out of business in three years.

Human Error Disasters

The most frequent, most common, and often most detrimental cause of disasters that can disrupt business continuity is unintentional human error. 70% of the successful attacks on businesses came from internal threats like employees and contractors. Even small data losses – those with fewer than 100 files lost – cost between $18,120 and $35,730. A single poor choice by a single employee can lead to catastrophic data loss.

Datto Is The Response


By anything , we mean Agentless (VMware) Windows Server, Windows Desktop, Mac OS, Linux, Google Drive, Office 365 and Salesforce. No per-device backup charges – install any agent to any system without additional charges. There is no other system that has this complete coverage.


In the event of system failure, you can run a virtual machine version of your backup on the Datto appliance, on a local server from the image sitting on the Datto appliance, or in the cloud. You can continue to backup while you’re running off the backup, and you can restore the updated image when you’ve replaced your hardware. No need to find the right version of virtualisation software, no additional charges for running in the cloud*, and no need to find a way to connect to your virtual in the cloud.

*In the first 30 days. 


Restore servers in minutes, not days. Bare metal, virtual or in the cloud. File-level or whole machine

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