Benefits of Regular Backup Testing
December 2020 - BAckup
Failure to deflect downtime-causing cyberattacks or recover instantly from them can be costly. While the cost of application downtime varies dramatically across industries, Ponemon research puts the average at around $9,000 per minute. Do you know how much application downtime would cost your business?
Not only is testing crucial to identify and resolve any problems or challenges with your backup strategies, but regular testing of the recovery process will also help ensure you have peace of mind that your data is protected and recoverable. It will also help you fulfill any compliance obligations and documentation.
Disaster Recovery testing can be painful but how can you be confident that your backup solution is working and recoverable if you don’t test? With so much rapid change in business and technology, do you really want to rely on the hope that the backup test in June will ensure you can recover from a security incident in December?
The world is moving to the cloud, and if you are not already in it, you should be too. However, the cloud is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and without the right plan and expertise in place, you may find your resources (and costs) running wild. An estimated 25-35% of cloud spend is “wasted”, especially in cases where visibility and governance aren’t prioritized and centralized.