Published On: August 30, 2017 By Aaron

Over the weekend, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas residents hard, with gale-force winds, monsoon-worthy rains, and serious flooding. Whereas Harvey has now passed, the flooding continues – what can you do to keep it from causing undue damage to your business?

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It may sound redundant, but the key is in dealing with the water that’s getting into your business premises, as well as understanding how to protect your vital business technology assets. Keep these key tips in mind when assessing the damage that flooding is causing to your business:

  • Keep your devices powered down until dry – If you’ve ever gotten your smartphone wet, you know that the first priority is to keep it turned off. As soon as you power on a wet device, whether it’s your server, or your desktop, or your network device, you’ll cause permanent damage. Make sure to keep your hardware turned off until you know that it’s properly dry.
  • Deal with the water – The next step will be to ensure your premises are made dry as quickly as you can. Start running fans, dehumidifiers and, if you can get one, a wet vac to get as much water out of your carpets, furniture, and other business property as quickly as possible. The sooner your premises are dry, the sooner you can power up and get back to work.
  • Contact your IT support provider- As always, when it comes to a situation as serious as this, be sure to get in touch with an IT support partner that can help you with processes like these. The right support partners — such as Texas Data Solutions — can take stock of your hardware, help you make repairs and find replacements, and get you back up and running as quickly as possible.

Beyond those vital steps, unfortunately, most of the work that’s involved in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery happens ahead of time. That’s why Texas Data Solutions has partnered with Veeam, to help our clients ensure they are prepared for serious disasters like Hurricane Harvey.

What is Veeam? It is a technology company that offers a superior line of products that:

  • Automatically backup data
  • Quickly recover data that has been backed up
  • Replicate applications in a virtual IT environment
  • Replicate data in a virtual IT environment

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  • We leverage Veeam technology to keep local copies of data for quick and easy retrieval.
  • We store redundant copies in a private cloud environment that gives you ironclad, controlled security.

It just makes sense to have a company like Texas Data Solutions on your side. Our Veeam solution can give you:

  • High-Speed Recovery – getting you back on your feet quickly
  • Data Loss Avoidance – by backing up often, automatically
  • Verified Recoverability – ensuring that files, applications, and virtual servers can be reliably restored when needed
  • Leveraged Data – allowing you to test changes in a virtual environment before deploying those changes
  • Support Multi-Hypervisors – protect VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V VMs from one console
  • Support Any Storage – use whatever mix of backup and storage that works for you

So what does this mean for you? It means you get the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your valuable data, sensitive emails, and other digital assets are all protected, backed up and securely stored away until you need them. With our expert team of IT professionals monitoring your business around the clock, we’ll be ready to address any issue the moment it happens. Even in the worst case scenarios, you can be confident that we will get you back to a fully operational state as soon as possible.

Whether you need onsite backup and recovery services or are interested in moving your data to the cloud, Texas Data Solutions can help.

As Texas businesses have just learned, IT related emergencies can strike at any time whether it’s a malware attack, flood, fire, system crash or human error. That’s why it’s vital to have a plan in place to make sure your business can get back up and running, continue to accomplish work and keep unproductive downtime at a minimum.

Without effective Disaster Recovery planning, your business can suffer devastating consequences during an emergency. Data loss can affect your company’s reputation, leading to loss of business, and lower return on investment for the time your employees spent on the lost work in the first place.

So, the question is: will you wait until after you get hit with an onsite disaster to start thinking about how you’ll recover? Or will you do what’s right for your business, and start planning for the worst-case scenario today?

For more information about how Texas Data Solutions can help with your disaster recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, get in touch with us right away at (713) 344-1466 or info@texasdatasolutions.com.

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