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Business Continuity
& Disaster Recovery

Trust Quest to Minimize Downtime if Disaster Strikes

Quest’s Data protection solutions are essential for businesses of all sizes to implement, regardless of size, industry and geographic location. Business continuity is equally important to consider as it ensures your organization is able to get back up and running in a timely matter when disaster strikes. For example, if your server malfunctions, you wouldn’t be able to quickly get back to work if you only had file-level backup. Your server would need to be replaced, software and data re-installed, and the whole system would need to be configured with your specific settings and preferences. This process could take days. Can your business afford to lose that time and data?

When talking about business continuity, we think in terms of Recovery Time Objective (RTO), and Recovery Point Objective (RPO).

By calculating your desired RTO, you have determined the maximum time that you can be without your data before your business is at risk. Alternatively, by specifying the RPO, you know how often you need to perform backups. You may have an RTO of a day, and an RPO of an hour depending on what your business requirements.

What to Look for in a
Business Continuity Solution 

Here are some key things to look for when seeking a business continuity solution: 

While many businesses may not have the same IT budget as large enterprises, the risks facing their business data remain the same. Implementing a data backup, and business continuity and disaster recovery strategies should be a priority for all organizations.

Quest offers business continuity and disaster recovery solutions that proactively protect your system and data, and can rescue and restore your business — getting you back online within minutes of any of these disasters:

Business-critical data, systems, desktops, servers, and an entire infrastructure must be protected and recoverable. Quest’s holistic, integrated disaster recovery plans are reliable, simple, and quick. Our flexible and scalable solutions work for businesses of all types and sizes and include:

Hybrid cloud backup
A hybrid approach to fix vulnerabilities that a cloud-only or local-only possess.

Image-based backup
A backup solution that takes images of all data and systems rather than just a simple copy of files.

The Truth About Data Disasters

They can strike any business at any time and the downtime they cause is truly catastrophic,
many of which never recover. The strength to avert disasters and effectively
handle the ones that occur starts with knowledge.

What could happen?
Disasters of all kinds cause downtime that is harmful to a business. Disaster planning must encompass disasters of all types and sizes: ransomware, cyber-attacks, power or IT system failure, fires, floods, fraud, human error, acts of terror, and other unthinkable scenarios. While the type of disaster varies, the impact is typical: data and operational downtime that is truly disastrous. The devastating effect of downtime caused by disaster include irreparable damage to data, reputation, customer relationships, income, and business vitality.

The best offense is a good defense. Protect your business by understanding your vulnerabilities, safeguarding against the risks, and preparing for the worst possible business disruption with a plan for business continuity and disaster recovery that will shield your data, protect your business, and keep your systems available and reliable no matter what happens.

Downtime is Common
90% of companies experience some form of downtime, which may result in loss of data, security, productivity, and revenue.

(Down) Time is Money
An hour of downtime costs $8,000 for a small company, $74,000 for a medium company, and $700,000 for a large enterprise.

Recovery is Painful
The average time it takes a business to recover from disaster is 18.5 hours, but 43% of companies never totally recover from the incident

How can I protect my business?

Your disaster recovery plan must ensure that your entire business infrastructure can be recovered quickly. Quest offers holistic, integrated business continuity and disaster recovery plans that is reliable, simple, and quick. A plan that is visible, scalable, and affordable. Business-critical data, systems, desktops, servers, and the entire infrastructure must be protected and recoverable.

With secure local virtualization solutions, if disaster strikes, your entire infrastructure (physical or virtual) is virtualized instantly, empowering you to continue your business operations without losing any data, incurring any damage, or experiencing minimal downtime. Quest has flexible and scalable solutions for business of all types and sizes.

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