Disaster Recovery is software that applies to businesses that rely on functioning IT infrastructure. It is designed to enable the recovery and continuation of vital technology and systems following a “disaster”.
A disaster could be a natural system failure, failure caused by human error, or even a cyber-attack. This software’s main goal is to enable you to resume work quickly and reduce interruptions to daily business in the aftermath of a system failure.
Prevention of data loss and reducing the risk of downtime are two key elements of Disaster Recovery. This means you can maintain a high-quality service and your clients can rest assured they will receive service even when a disaster strikes.
What Is Disaster Recovery?
Oracle’s disaster recovery software, Standby™, is a gold standard Disaster Recovery software for Oracle Standard Edition. This software offers best-practice Disaster Recovery, prioritizes database integrity and disaster resilience, and has no Single Points of Failure. Standby™ runs on physical replication technology, so as well as data integrity, it offers fast switchover speeds and solution resilience.
Essentially these are vital services if you want to maintain business continuity through a “disaster”, such as storage failures, data center failures, or human errors on data. With Disaster Recovery, your data will always remain available, no matter what disaster strikes, meaning your business won’t lose hours of operability.
I Have High Availability, Why Do I Need Disaster Recovery?
High Availability on Oracle SE has a Single Point of Failure around its shared storage, meaning in a major failure disaster like those listed above there would be a lot of downtime and loss of data for your company.
Combining High Availability and Disaster Recovery will achieve the best RTO (fast recovery time) and RPO (minimal data loss) across all disaster types. As Explained by Oracle, which you can see at dbvisit.com/high-availability-and-disaster-recovery, High Availability keeps the system operating after the failure of individual components with zero data loss and near-zero downtime.
Disaster Recovery, however, “ensures continued availability in the event of a “disaster” or complete failure of the production site with near-zero data loss and database switchover in just a few minutes.”
Standby™ is also fully compatible with Oracle Clusterware and you can try it for free. The service boasts 99.7% customer satisfaction in the last twelve months, and an average response time of 18 minutes from customer support.
Consequences of Not Having Disaster Recovery
Disaster Recovery aims to lessen damages and reduce the financial impacts of a disaster. During unprecedented times, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, companies can struggle to adapt to changes, such as everyone working from home, and human errors can occur. Cyber-attacks also massively increase during crises such as a pandemic. Human errors and external technological attacks can quickly shut down entire corporations, but with Disaster Recovery in place, businesses can survive and resume normal work much faster.
Disaster Recovery provides a smooth and rapid restoration process. This can save a company a lot of time and money, and even prevent financial ruin, in the case of small businesses.
For instance, small businesses that suffer power outages for ten days or more are very likely to file for bankruptcy within twelve months due to the disaster and resultant loss of business. Bigger businesses might survive the power out but will suffer significant losses of productivity and revenue.
Disaster Recovery protects sensitive financial data, one of the most valuable assets a business will own. This kind of data is a virtual treasure trove for cyber-criminals, and when your business owns a sizeable amount of financial data, attacks are inevitable. When systems are down, businesses are vulnerable to theft from hackers, and their clients and employees can be robbed too. This is not only devastating on a financial level, but destroys trust in the company from its clients.
Do The Sensible Thing
With all of this in mind, it’s a no-brainer that the smartest, most efficient, and financially logical thing to do is invest in Disaster Recovery software. This can protect you from a range of disasters, or system failures, caused by human error, natural disasters, or cyber-attacks.
Combining Oracle’s High Availability and Standby™ Disaster Recovery software provides you with incredibly strong protection against any and all disasters, allows your business to remain functional, prevents nearly all data loss, and gets your systems back up and running as quickly as possible.
It only makes sense to choose Disaster Recovery, when the alternative could be potentially devastating for your business. The consequences of being unprotected include hours or days of unproductivity, loss of revenue, and theft of valuable financial data.
With Disaster Recovery, you, your employees, and your clients can rest easy in the assurance that all sensitive data is kept safe and that business can withstand system failures and maintain activity.