What Is Disaster Recovery and Why Do I Need It?

Disaster Recovery is a difficult but necessary element of any successful business.  Though disasters are unpleasant to consider, they are an unfortunate reality of the Internet Age.  Think of technological disasters as the inevitable downside to the substantial benefits of managing your business online.


What Is Disaster Recovery and Why Do I Need It?


60% of small businesses go out of business within 5 months of losing critical data in a disaster.


Disaster recovery is the ability to continue work after a catastrophic event.  This includes a crippling computer virus, hardware malfunction or even a natural disaster such as a fire or a flood.  Disaster Recovery differs from Data Backup - simply having a copy of your data is insufficient to get your business back up and running should something happen.


The odds of something happening to your data are high.  The costs of restoring your system are even higher.  According to the National Computer Security Association, without having an adequate backup solution in place it takes:

  • 19 days and $17,000 to recreate just 20 MB of lost sales/marketing data
  • 21 days and $19,000 to recreate just 20 MB of lost accounting data
  • 42 days and $98,000 to recreate just 20 MB of lost engineering data


Hopefully you will never need to use a disaster recovery plan, but if you do, you'll be glad you planned ahead.



Infrascale provides the most powerful disaster recovery and cloud backup solutions in the world.  Founded in 2006, the company aims to give every organization the ability to recover from a disaster--quickly, easily and affordably.  Combining intelligent software with the power of the cloud, Infrascale cracks the disaster recovery cost barrier by removing the complexity and cost of standby infrastructure to restore operations in minutes with a push of a button.  Infrascale equips businesses with the confidence to handle the unexpected by providing less downtime, greater security, and always-on availability.

Custom Internet Services LLC

Custom Internet Services LLC is an Infrascale DRaaS solution partner. Contact us about building a Disaster Recovery solution!