Recover By Storcom Disaster Recovery

It’s no longer a matter of IF a disaster will strike, but WHEN…

Don’t Underestimate Your Data’s Value


Companies understand that they need to protect their most important asset: their data! Data backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity (commonly known as “DR/BC”) were once low budget priorities. However, they are now at the forefront of IT planning and business strategy due to the plethora of threats companies face today like viruses, malware, hackers, natural disasters, accidents, and hardware failures.

Rightfully so, data backup and disaster recovery should be at the forefront of IT planning and strategy instead of a costly afterthought. Every business should plan and implement procedures for disaster recovery in order to prevent major data loss in the future, and also have a strategy in place should disaster strike. Data loss is a huge blow to an organization’s productivity and budget. Recover by Storcom™ can help companies prepare for the future, and also recover their data should worse-case scenario occur.

Scary fact: 50% of restores fail and 60% of backups are incomplete.

Often times, we do not realize how reliant we are on data. Imagine a scenario where your network goes down for days and you are unable to access critical files, client databases, accounting and financial documents, and just about every single file that your company has ever created or produced.

DR/BC Questionnaire:

  • Do you think your company could still function without access to any of your data?
  • How do you think you could recover from an outage?
  • How quickly do you think you would be able to get your network up and running again?
  • Do you have a backup solution for your data already in place?
If you struggled to answer any of these questions, then contact us today for a DR/BC solution!

A Preventable Mistake that Could Cost You Your Company

Storcom wants our clients to have comfort that they are dealing with thought leaders, subject matter experts, and a turnkey technology partner. Storcom understands the Cloud and we know when and where to leverage the private cloud and fit it into your DR strategy.

Storcom will help you determine if your organization can develop a hybrid cloud approach to data recovery. We provide cloud migration with reduced time and risk by understanding your applications. We will determine how disaster recovery will come into play if you move to the public or private cloud. In short, Storcom is our motto: Evolve to the Cloud™.

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Managed Services for Large Manufacturing Company

Provided Full Managed Services for Entire On-Premises and DR Site Infrastructure for Large Chicago-based Manufacturing Company Specializing in Custom Commercial LED Lighting and Design.

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Multifaceted Solution Strategy for American Manufacturer

Designed and implemented multiple data storage solutions and data protection strategies for a large American designer, manufacturer, and marketer of high-end tools and equipment.

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DR/BC Strategy Implementation for Architectural Firm

Implemented a full DR and BC strategy for a large Chicago-based architectural firm.

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Data Protection Strategy for Large Non-Profit

Implemented a robust data protection strategy for large Chicago-based non-profit after they suffered downtime from ransomware.

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Storcom’s Process

  • Storcom starts with data classification
  • We apply a recovery time and recovery point to each type of data point
  • We take the time to learn about our clients’ applications and how users interact with them
  • Storcom understands our clients’ unique company requirements for remote connectivity
  • Storcom determines what technology options align with the necessary RPO and RTO
  • We know how the cloud can be leveraged to reduce operational expense
  • Storcom develops a comprehensive business continuity strategy custom-tailored to your needs

Notable Questions to Ask Yourself

Here is a checklist of questions you should ask yourself about your disaster recovery and backup strategy.

Can your organization…

  • Give end-users access to applications that meet your corporate SLAs?
  • Support your applications around the clock and around the globe?
  • Provide access to key data from multiple end point locations and devices?
  • Test DR with successful fail-back and restore undisrupted?
  • Provide a single management pane of glass into the health and current state of all data protection policies?
  • Develop a hybrid cloud approach to DR?

If you answered “no” to any of these questions, then Storcom can help with designing, implementing, executing, and testing a comprehensive DR/BU strategy.

Benefits of Working with Storcom

Storcom has been enabling small-to-mid-sized and enterprise organizations to make key decisions on the management, movement, and protection of their data for nearly two decades. From infrastructure and Recover by Storcom, to our Cloud Enablement Roadmap® and implementation of cloud migration solutions, our holistic consulting approach guarantees satisfaction from planning all the way through design, managed services, and support.

Executives can stay ahead of the IT curve when partnering with Storcom knowing that their data is secure and protected, and they have peace of mind with Storcom at the helm. Your office may be down but you’re still in business with Recover by Storcom. If a company’s goal is to safely back up and recover their data, then Storcom guides our clients through the complicated process with our Recover by Storcom solution.

Storcom has teamed with industry leaders to provide turnkey solutions to deliver data protection as a service at a cost that makes sense for any business size.

  • Storcom’s solutions are built on the foundation of service-oriented infrastructure.
  • Customers can use Storcom’s private cloud as a target or we can simply help you manage on-prem within your own data centers to leverage existing infrastructure.
  • Storcom provides a data recovery solution to solve all common business challenges as they relate to off-site data retention and disaster recovery.
  • We don’t treat all data as equal; operational recovery is vastly different from the formula of traditional data backup and disaster recovery.
  • The Recover by Storcom solution provides a set of tools to give your team insight into capabilities to keep your business running.

5 Data Backup and Recovery Statistics that Every IT Professional Should Know

  1. According to the National Archives and Records Administration, 93% of businesses who lost access to their data for 10 days filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster, and 50% of those companies filed for bankruptcy immediately.
  2. Richmond House Group says that every 5 years nearly 20% of small-to-medium-sized businesses will suffer a massive disaster that causes loss of critical data.
  3. According to Symantec, 31% of targeted attacks are directed at businesses with fewer than 250 employees.
  4. National Cyber Security Alliance states that 20% of all small businesses will be hacked within a year.
  5. According to Gartner, 40% of small-to-medium-sized businesses who use the Internet and manage their own network will have that network accessed by a hacker. What’s even scarier is that more than 50% of these businesses will not even know that they were attacked.

Are you alarmed, worried, and concerned about your data? IT professionals need to protect and secure their valuable data, and not play a game of Russian Roulette. Now you can act: plan and implement a solution like Recover by Storcom to give you peace of mind.

Make Sure Your Data Backups are Complete

Did you know that 50% of restores fail and 60% of backups are incomplete?

Often times, we do not realize how reliant we are on data. Imagine a scenario where your network goes down for days and you are unable to access critical files, client databases, accounting and financial documents, and just about every single file that your company has ever created or produced.

Now try to answer these questions:

  • Do you think your company could still function without access to any of your data?
  • How do you think you could recover from an outage?
  • How quickly do you think you would be able to get your network up and running again?
  • Do you have a backup solution for your data already in place?

               If yes:

    • Are you positive that you can restore your data?
    • Do you know if your backups are 100% complete?

Are you alarmed, worried, and concerned about your data? Good. You should be!

IT professionals need to protect and secure their valuable data, and not play a game of Russian Roulette. Now you can act: plan and implement a solution like Recover by Storcom™ to give you peace of mind.

SAVE MONEY USING OUR DISASTER RECOVERY SERVICES


Learn how you can save money on backing up your precious data with Storcom. Storcom’s Ransomware Prevention and Recovery Roadmap™ solution can save your business thousands in the event of a disaster. While you may not be able to foresee an accident or a ransomware attack, you can rest assured that your critical data is safe with Storcom.

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Estimated cost for 8 terabytes of data storage.

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STORCOM’S SERVICES KEEP YOUR BUSINESS RUNNING


Storcom can alleviate your concerns across the spectrum of information technology. We can create, design, and implement innovative solutions to keep your business operational and performing at its best.

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Disaster Recovery FAQS

Learn more about disaster recovery with Storcom’s comprehensive library of definitions and Frequently Asked Questions.

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What is the Main Issue with Public Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery?

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To put it simply, effective DR/BU is complex: it is not just about restoring VMs. It’s about the applications and the “what, where, and how” users will use these applications.

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What are the Main Issues with Basic “Cloud Backup” as-a-Service Solutions?

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The data is off-site but does not provide the necessary capabilities to recover applications and meet SLAs.

Traditional legacy backup software falls short in today’s IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) and virtualized environments.

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What are the Challenges, Issues and Complexity to Backup/Data Recovery?

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Issues with traditional approach to backup and recovery:

  • Full backup windows extend beyond SLA requirements
  • Lengthy recovery windows can drastically impact business operations, customer experience, and revenue
  • Difficult to orchestrate or automate DR processes
  • Tests are run infrequently due to complexity and disruption concerns
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How Do You Prevent Data Loss?

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Since ALL tape backups will fail at some point in time, organizations are quickly learning that tape is not always an adequate form of data backup. Tape drives can malfunction without showing warning signs, become corrupted due to accidental misformatting, mishandling, heat, or being hit by a virus, and this can make it impossible to recover your data. The best way to prevent tape backups from failing is to have a remote backup solution in place. Also known as “offsite backups” or “managed backups,” your data is secure and safe in a location that is not your office or data center.

It is more important than ever for companies to have a solid disaster recovery plan and data recovery strategy and an executable solution in place in order to prevent data loss.

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What is Business Continuity (BC)?

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“Business continuity,” or “BC,” is the way that a business can maintain regular operations during an outage or systems malfunction. “Business continuity” should not be confused with “disaster recovery.”

What is DR/BU?

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“DR/BU” is short for “backup and disaster recovery.” Backup and disaster recovery is also often referred to as “BU/DR” or “DR/BC” (disaster recovery and business continuity).

“Disaster recovery” is the way in which data, servers, files, software applications, and operating systems are restored following a disastrous event or systems failure. It should not be confused with “business continuity,” although the two phrases are usually used in the same breath.

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What are the Different Types of Hacking?

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Hackers can access your passwords in a multitude of different ways. The most common methods are shoulder surfing, social engineering, dictionary attacks, and just attempting to guess passwords from information about the user that’s available to them. Email hijacking is widespread. Hackers, spammers, and social engineers taking over control of people’s email accounts (and other communication accounts) has become increasingly more common. Once they control an email account, they prey on the trust of the person’s contacts. Be sure that you protect yourself by being diligent.

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Is My Data Storage Protected in the Event of a Disaster?

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Not necessarily. The safety of your data is dependent upon a number of different factors from storage methods, firewalls, encryption, backups, how your company’s users are accessing the data, and a host of other variables.

Data protection is defined as the safeguarding of your organization’s important information from corruption, compromise, or disaster-induced loss. It is one of the most overlooked aspects of information technology. With Recover by Storcom, your data is always secure. We use best-in-class security vendors to ensure that your data is always available, even in the event of a disaster or ransomware attack.

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We are a Small Company So Why Do We Need to Protect Against Ransomware?

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Ransomware is a major security threat to all businesses and individuals. Ransomware doesn’t discriminate on organization size.

Contrary to popular belief, large companies are not the only targets of ransomware and small-to-mid enterprises are not immune to attacks. Small businesses lose close to $1 billion each year due to ransomware and that number is growing rapidly. Small businesses are not able to sustain prolonged downtime, regulatory fines, or a blow to their reputation. Not to worry, Storcom can help protect or recover our clients’ data.

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Storcom partners with best-in-class and emerging technology providers to enable our clients to stay on the cutting edge of information technology.

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Ransomware Recovery and Prevention Roadmap

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Zerto Disaster Recovery Guide CIO Ebook

In this e-book you will learn about BC/DR planning with Zerto’s IT Resilience Platform for virtualized environments. Today’s always-on, information-driven organizations require business continuity and IT infrastructures that are up and running 24/7. Being prepared for any data related disaster is key!The eBook will provide insights into the challenges, needs, strategies, and solutions for disaster recovery and business continuity, especially in modern, virtualized environments and the public cloud.

The Forrester Wave Data Security Portfolio Vendors Q2 2019

In our 25-criterion evaluation of data security portfolio providers, we identified the 13 most significant ones — Dell, Digital Guardian, Forcepoint, Google, GTB Technologies, IBM, Imperva, McAfee, Micro Focus, Microsoft, Oracle, Symantec, and Varonis — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk (S&R) professionals understand the respective strengths of each vendor’s portfolio.

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