5 Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) Lessons From December

What are some of the top backup and disaster recovery (BDR) lessons from December? Here's a closer look at this month's top BDR lessons for managed service providers (MSPs).

Dan Kobialka, Contributing writer

December 31, 2014

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With December quickly drawing to a close now is the perfect time to review this month's top backup and disaster recovery lessons for managed service
With December quickly drawing to a close, now is the perfect time to review this month's top backup and disaster recovery lessons for managed service providers.

Winter has officially begun, and the next few months could create both opportunities and challenges for many managed service providers (MSPs).

While winter can bring snow, sleet and other inclement weather, MSPs can provide data backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solutions to help businesses safeguard data and ensure that companies can access this information in any conditions.

And with December quickly drawing to a close, and winter weather on the horizon in cities and towns across the country, now is the perfect time to review this month’s top BDR lessons for MSPs.

Here are some of this month’s top BDR lessons:

What Does Total Data Protection Mean for Businesses?

Service providers must be prepared to protect customer data no matter where it lives. Also, MSPs’ data protection plans must be as fluid as the information flowing in and out of the companies that rely on them, according to data BDR software company Datto.

How Can a Data BDR Solutions Provider Save Christmas?

MSPs that offer data BDR solutions can protect critical business information and make it easier for companies to avoid data loss and downtime. And in many cases, service providers that deliver data BDR solutions can even save Christmas for their customers.

Ready for a White Christmas? 5 BDR Lessons That MSPs Need to Know

Service providers can offer data BDR and business continuity solutions to help customers avoid downtime, save money and prepare for a white Christmas.

4 BDR Requirements for Financial Services Companies

The financial services sector is highly regulated, which can make it difficult for many financial services companies to manage their sensitive information. However, MSPs can help banks, brokerage firms, lenders and other financial services businesses protect their data and comply with federal regulations.

Data Protection: No Backup Means No Recovery

Successful backup is the foundation of disaster recovery and business continuity – without it, recovery and continuity cannot exist. Datto recently pointed out that most companies are aware that they need some way to protect their data, and MSPs must take the necessary steps to alleviate customers’ data BDR and business continuity concerns.

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About the Author(s)

Dan Kobialka

Contributing writer, Penton Technology

Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Patch.com. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).  

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