In a previous post I talked about Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR for those playing scrabble at home) and my thoughts on it. Just so you know, my thoughts have not changed. I still feel a good BDR Plan helps a business become more profitable in the long run, mostly because of the continuity it can offer.
The big question I have is, what about costs? I have people look at me and blink at the monthly charge sometimes, and basically call me crazy. I know its a good service, I know what the value is on it, but what is the best way to convey that to clients?
Yes it seems a bit pricey, but when you think of Tape Backups, you should be getting new tapes every year, so there is cost there. If its SSD Removeable “tapes” then you are running into where to they get stored off site? Plus the amount of time it takes to do a restore from them, especially if it is a full system restore….
Wait maybe that is it. BDR plans should be thought of more as insurance policies rather than technology. What are your thoughts?