With frequent natural disasters, how can enterprises ensure business continuity?

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In May, several forest fires broke out in southwestern Siberia, Russia, killing at least 10 people and burning hundreds of buildings. Krasnoyarsk border region is the worst hit area and has declared a state of emergency. Local officials said the fire killed five people and burned about 450 homes. The government had to order power cuts in some places because strong winds broke wires and triggered fires. The forest vegetation coverage in Siberia is very high. In recent years, due to the abnormal high temperature, the forest fire has intensified. According to the data released by the European Union meteorological agency in 2020, June of the same year was the hottest June on record in Siberia, Russia, and the temperature exceeded the average level of previous years by at least 5 degrees Celsius.

How should enterprises ensure business continuity?

Disaster recovery refers to the establishment of two or more sets of IT systems with the same function in remote places, which can monitor the health status and switch functions. When one system stops working due to accidents (such as fire, earthquake, etc.), the whole application system can switch to another place, so that the system functions can continue to work normally. Disaster recovery and backup are actually two concepts. Disaster recovery is to ensure the normal operation of information system in case of disaster and help enterprises achieve the goal of business continuity. Backup is to deal with the problem of data loss caused by disaster. Before the emergence of integrated disaster recovery and backup products, disaster recovery system and backup system were independent. The ultimate goal of disaster recovery and backup products is to help enterprises deal with human misoperation, software error, virus invasion, hardware failure, natural disasters and so on.

To ensure business continuity, you should  backup data regularly. Only in this way, the system can be restored in time and the business continuity can be ensured in the event of disasters or human failures.

By using Vinchin Backup & Recovery, you can instantly recover the entire VM and all its data from any restore point (no matter if it’s a full backup, incremental backup, or differential backup) without any effect on the original backup data. Any deduplicated or compressed backups can be recovered. It is an excellent solution to ensure enterprise business continuity and minimize the loss of crucial business interruptions caused by disaster or system failure.

You can also quickly verify the backup data availability by instantly recovering the target VM to an isolated area in a matter of minutes. Make sure when a real disaster occurs, all the VMs can be recovered and the data inside is not lost or damaged. Vinchin supports the world’s most mainstream virtual environments and provides solutions such as VMware backup, XenServer/XCP-ng backup, Hyper-V backup, RHV/oVirt backup, etc.

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