Don’t let an IT disaster cause long-term damage to your business—recover with help from Virtual-Q.
As the owner of a growing business, it’s probably hard for you to plan a few weeks into the future, let alone create a step-by-step plan detailing how to recover from a disaster. However, this plan could be the difference between your business succeeding or closing its doors for good. With a disaster recovery plan from Virtual-Q, you can be confident that your business will not only survive through a disaster, but also thrive.
Your business has plans for all types of scenarios: when a new employee joins your team, a client fails to pay an invoice, or a project goes over its deadline, to name a few. However, you may be overlooking one critical scenario: a disaster. While this word can mean many things for a business, you can still anticipate some of the disaster scenarios that might strike and plan accordingly.
A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a document outlining the steps your business and employees need to follow to restore your IT infrastructure following a disaster. Many business owners confuse DRPs with business continuity plans (BCPs), but there’s an important distinction between the two. DRPs explain how to get your business back to normal, whereas BCPs describe how to maintain business operations immediately following a disaster.
Businesses need both a BCP and a DRP to prepare for an IT disaster, which could be a cyberattack, hardware or software failure, power outage, or natural disaster. BCPs help you minimize downtime and lost income, whereas DRPs help you reduce or eliminate long-term damage to your network.
There’s no way to know exactly when a disaster might happen; however, with the right planning and preparation, the risk to your business can be mitigated. Let the IT experts at Virtual-Q help your business be prepared.
As a Texas business, Virtual-Q has experienced its fair share of hurricanes, which had the potential to cause long-lasting damage to our company. However, we’ve always made it out unscathed, and we want to help our clients do the same. These are the business recovery plan services we provide.
Creating a business recovery plan isn’t something you can knock out in one afternoon. It can take months of intensive work to brainstorm disaster scenarios, identify mission-critical systems, and create step-by-step instructions for recovering those systems. Additionally, disaster recovery plans often require the expertise of an IT professional who understands every aspect of your business technology.
At Virtual-Q, we act as your IT consultant during the plan creation phase. Our team members help you determine how to protect your network after a disaster and which employees should be responsible for taking action. We also help you test your plan to ensure it’s both effective and easy to follow.
Your disaster recovery plan isn’t just a document you reference after something unexpected happens—it’s an ongoing process. If you don’t regularly save your data and make sure it’s easy to retrieve after a disaster, your plan won’t work as expected. That’s why Virtual-Q implements a data backup plan for all of our disaster recovery clients.
Using our Q Fabric infrastructure, we prevent data loss by storing your information across our 250+ cloud data centers. When disaster strikes, you don’t have to worry about damaged hardware because we don’t store any data on your devices; instead, you can access your systems virtually. There’s always a copy of your data on our servers, and we perform backups as often as needed.
One of the best ways to plan for a disaster is to virtualize your business technology. At Virtual-Q, our suite of Q products uses cloud backup and desktop virtualization to create an IT experience that’s cost-effective, efficient, and, most importantly, functional during disasters. Even if your PC is damaged or your normal office location is inaccessible due to a disaster, you can pick up another device (laptop, cell phone, tablet) and pick up right where you left off from any location with no disruption..
You also don’t have to worry about creating a data storage or network backup plan as a managed Q client. We handle your data and IT infrastructure on our servers, and we’re always here to help if something goes wrong. Our helpdesk support is available 24/7 and can resolve almost any problem within a few minutes.
If you’re looking for an IT solution that’s faster and more affordable than physical desktops and makes disaster recovery simple, the Q Desktop is for you. Schedule a demo today to see our virtual desktop in action.
Don’t wait until after a disaster to start thinking about your company’s future. Contact Virtual-Q today to put your disaster recovery plan in motion.