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What Are Disaster Recovery & Backup Plans?

Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery refers to the plan and processes for quickly reestablishing access to applications, data and IT resources after an outage. That plan contains detailed instructions on how to respond to unplanned incidents such as natural disasters, power outages, cyberattacks and any other disruptive events.


Backup is the process of making an extra copy (or multiple copies) of data. You back up data to protect it. You might need to restore backup data if you encounter an accidental deletion, database corruption or problem with a software upgrade.

“Disaster Recovery and backup are not the same.  Simply having copies of data doesn’t mean you can keep your business running. To ensure business continuity, you need a robust, tested disaster recovery plan.” – IBM

How DR and Backups Saved JBS Time & Money

Three weeks following the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, REvil, another Russian-based cybercriminal group, struck again. This time targeting the world’s largest meat processor, JBS. The attack was detected on North American and Australian networks on May 30, 2021. Fortunately, their backup servers were not affected, allowing the supplier to go back online just 48 hours later with minimal disruption to operations.

“Our systems are coming back online and we are not sparing any resources to fight this threat. We have cybersecurity plans in place to address these types of issues and we are successfully executing those plans.”

– JBS USA CEO, Andre Nogueira

Disruptions can lead to lost revenue, damage to your business’ reputation and dissatisfied customers. The longer the recovery time, the greater the adverse business impact. Therefore, a good disaster recovery plan should enable rapid recovery from disruptions, regardless of the source. To meet today’s expectation of continuous business operations, organizations must be able to restore critical systems within hours, if not minutes of an outage or attack.

Don’t Wait For Disaster

For most organizations, backup and disaster recovery strategies are absolutely critical to maintain the health of the business. Complete Technology Solutions Backup & Disaster Recovery solutions can help you evaluate and update your strategies, which can help you control complexity and cost. Our Backup & Disaster Recovery solutions ensure data protection, data security, instant recovery, continuity and downtime minimization. Don’t wait to assess your strategies. Backup and disaster recovery plans can help only if they are designed, deployed and tested long before they are needed.