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Backup Systems Testing

There’s nothing more valuable than an organization’s data. After all, present and future business decisions are made based on certain data analytics. With data being so valuable, it’s important to have a plan to protect it. Backups are essential in their own right, but most don’t realize that backup systems testing is just as important.

For instance, 96% of businesses experience an outage in a 3-year period. This results in the loss of precious data and causes a huge increase in expenses until the lost systems and data are recovered. 

For this reason, a backup plan is critical to your business infrastructure, especially in the event of a catastrophic event such as a:

  • Natural Disaster
  • Building Damager
  • Hardware Failure
  • Corporate Espionage
  • Ransomware

However, if your backup plan is not consistently tested, you run the risk of losing data, applications, systems, and workloads that your backups contain, with no way to recover them. This is why a comprehensive strategy is necessary to ensure your backups will perform as expected in a disaster scenario.

Not only is it important to conduct backup testing, but it’s also critical to test the recovery process as well. This type of test will show a wealth of information, including how long it’ll take to get your systems back up and running. This information is helpful in case of a worst-case scenario, and you have to let your customers know a lead time as to when your systems will be back online. 

Our Backup Systems Testing Includes:

  • Analyzing backup infrastructures
  • Random backup restoration
  • Backup software and hardware
  • Encryption types
  • Vulnerability scan of current backup files
  • Frequency and types of backups
  • Review of Disaster Recovery Plan

If you’re ready for us to develop a custom backup and recovery strategy that fits your specific needs for your business, feel free to contact us.