Five Disaster Recovery Tips for Small to Midsize Businesses running IBM i
IBM i Disaster Recovery Strategy Tips for SMBs
Just like major corporations, small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are increasingly reliant on the critical data stored on their servers. Limited resources and vulnerability to interruptions put small and midsize businesses at higher risk, and relying on tape backup can leave gaps in the disaster recovery plan.
While tape backup on Power Systems servers running IBM® i provides a small measure of protection, periodic backup to tape can leave small businesses vulnerable to data and time loss in quantities they cannot afford. The key to getting back on track quickly is a comprehensive disaster recovery plan, including fast access to an up-to-the-minute copy of your data. This white paper provides five tips for an SMB approach to protecting critical data. These tips used in conjunction with Precisely’s Assure MIMIX DR can help SMBs defend against crippling downtime and data loss.
It doesn’t matter if you are a billion dollar firm or a twentyperson regional service provider, you depend on your data for day-to-day operations. Events like natural disasters remind us how vulnerable our critical electronic data can be1 – but studies show SMBs aren’t doing much to protect themselves from data
loss. According to a Gartner report, SMB management is not typically focused on what might be viewed as “hypothetical disaster scenarios.”2
Not only have the risks changed, the culture of doing business has also changed. New factors that increase the impact of lost data include the exponential growth of critical data generated every day, customer expectations that services resume rapidly after a business disruption and the increasing need to access
data around the clock.
This white paper provides a roadmap to a successful modern-day disaster recovery strategy. It also offers an overview of Assure MIMIX DR, a cost-effective disaster recovery solution for SMBs.