A resiliency leader’s checklist for backup and disaster recovery

By: Mijee Briana Walker

Hybrid and multi-cloud IT environments are quickly becoming the norm, which means multiple points of possible vulnerability for your business.

A recent report from the IBM Institute for Business Value found that a whopping 85% of respondents use more than one cloud environment, and just about every company surveyed said they are using some form of cloud computing to deliver testing, development, quality assurance, production and disaster recovery (DR) services for their business continuity.

There’s a general assumption that data backup and disaster recovery are automatically included in cloud; however, in most clouds, this needs to be contracted separately. And even when an active-active environment is used in the cloud or on-premises for availability, it’s still vital to make sure that the data itself is protected from corruption in the event of a cyber attack.

To support resiliency and to ensure your business can recover from disruption or a cyber attack, it’s important to look at the data backup and disaster recovery strategy for each environment, as well as the end-to-end environment.

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Ready to begin but not sure where to start? Use my checklist to assess your current data backup and DR plan:

Backup and disaster recovery checklist

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Resiliency is an ongoing journey. As IT environments continue to grow and become more complex, business resiliency efforts to scrutinize your disaster recovery and data backup requirements become priceless. Reach out to business resiliency experts to explore ways you can make your business even more resilient.

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About The Author

Mijee Briana Walker

Asia Pacific Leader for IBM Resiliency Services

Mijee Briana Walker is the Asia Pacific Leader for IBM Resiliency Services. With 20 years in Information Technology, she has worked with companies around the world to help them determine how they can best achieve their availability and continuity goals - from both a business and technology perspective. She has consulted on resiliency programs for... Read more