Backup & Disaster Recovery

Backup & Disaster Recovery solutions are critical to all businesses regardless of their size and industry. A well architected backup & disaster recovery solution will provide the ability to minimise downtime, eliminate the risk of data loss and provide the ability to recover from a disaster.

However, it is important to note the differences between both Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) as both are mandatory but also uniquely different.

What is Backup?

Backup is the process of taking a copy of data from multiple points in time and providing the ability to recover this data as needed. They protect data from accidental or intentional deletion, corruptions or certain malicious attacks that may compromise one or many files such as ransomware.

Backups can be taken multiple times throughout a day, week, month and year to ensure that you have access to multiple recovery points for your data at all times.

Our recommendation for all backup technologies is to align to the industry standard 3-2-1 backup principal which ensure that you;

  • Have at least three copies of your data

  • Stored on two different media types

  • With at least one copy stored offsite


What is Disaster Recovery?

Disaster Recovery defines how a business would recover from a disaster and should include both processes and a plan to allow for restoration of items such as; networks, data, applications and people.

The commonly used process for Disaster Recovery is Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) as explained below;

  • A Recovery Point Objective: Defines how often you would like to protect your data. Essentially its an acceptance of how much data a business is prepared to lose in the event of a disaster.

  • A Recovery Time Objective: Defines how quickly you’d like to be able to recover from a disaster.

Both RPO’s and RTO’s can be different for each workload and we recommend classifying each of your IT workloads based on their criticality to the business.

Why Think Solutions?

Think Solutions has been designing, implementing and managing customer backup solutions since our inception, over two decades ago. In this time we’ve seen first hand how Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions can ensure businesses minimise risk and downtime.

We offer a range of backup & disaster recovery solutions including;

  • Private Cloud Backup & Disaster Recovery

  • Public Cloud Backup & Disaster Recovery

  • Office 365 Backup Solutions

  • Backup as a Service

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service

Our solutions will ensure that you have access to your data when you need it and can recover from any incident regardless of the severity. We also provide consultancy to assist businesses in developing a business continuity and disaster recovery plan.

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We have a long term and mutually beneficial relationship with Think Solutions. They understand our needs and have never let us down. If you’re looking to partner with an IT organisation that is transparent, knows the value of a true partnership and can rely on when things go wrong. Think Solutions is the team for you.

DiAnne Hicks, Sales and Administration Manager

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