- Data recovery should be a concern for organizations to protect their data from future loss. However, there are some myths around that has to be cleared up. Here, are the top 5 myths about enterprise data recovery:
The cheapest data recovery prices will make the same result as the other ones
We? don’t need a data recovery plan because our organisation never experienced a big data loss.
My IT department is qualified enough to handle data loss issues.
Some situations are too hard to recover data, or maybe there aren’t enough technologies to do that.
All data recovery companies should know how to keep my data safe because of the nature of my business.
People look for the best cost every time, whether they experience business or household data loss. Most of them are taken by the appeal of free evaluations, cropped prices and the cheapest options, never thinking much about the situation. Then they find out that the data recovery service provider passed some “hidden” fees, or even charged for unsuccessful recovery, maybe even couldn’t understand the issue of this situation.
It is always a good practice to look for offers with a free consultation and access to actual data recovery engineer. Always choose from providers who give you the complete listings of all recoverable files before you make any order or purchase decision. Try to obtain the actual price and the difficulty level of recovery. Additionally, ask if spare parts are needed. That might give you additional charges. Finally, always make sure that there is a post-recovery support option to make sure your data migration process completes successfully.
You might be confused that you don’t need a proactive data loss plan, if you never experienced significant data loss or long down-time. However, adding a data loss plan to your backup system is as much important as your homeowner’s insurance. If you ever get to experience a data loss, it is always very important to look not only for a professional looking website offering data recovery, but to contact the company and see if it can answer specific questions about platforms, virtual environments, databases and e-mail systems. Always check if the service provider has the right geographic location and good engineering capabilities that also supports a multitude of languages, data protection laws and currencies.
In addition, check if the chosen provider actually invests to develop its abilities to recover data from new devices, using new tools and giving specialized services, that ensure the latest and the hardest data recovery issues are addressed without failures.
The reality is that only few organisations are actually prepared for the worst situations. However, when the data loss occurs, everyone looks for an IT department that could handle that. After that, they realise that not every organisation has the right staff and experience to expertise in the real data recovery, when speed and quality is required.
Additionally, there are many companies who doesn’t have the data recovery plan in place. Of course, the third party might seem as the most logical solution, but not all data recovery providers give you access to the actual engineers who work on your case. That’s very important – make sure that your data recovery provider gives you ability to work with them step-by-step, informing you about the process and what actually can be recovered. A great plan would be to find a recovery service provider, which would perform emergency, remote or even onsite recoveries on your proprietary or unique systems.
We have to keep in mind that not all data recovery specialists can be treated equally. People tend to make mistakes thinking that data recovery can only be done after hard disk failures, while, in fact, data recovery is possible even when logical errors occur on complex databases or virtual systems, and even if the data is encrypted.
Always make sure that your use a trusted data recovery provider with a long experience in many different situations. You might only have one chance to recover your data, so it is essential to find the right provider that would handle this job with the biggest concern and dedication, regardless the situation or the data size.
Some organisations do believe, that all data recovery providers offer the same level of services. However, not all data recovery provider had the right security protocols, which protects the data recovery process, and tracks everything to ensure your data protection.
Finally, it is important to ensure that your company is using the highest security and process standards for your entire data recovery process, not only the recovering phase. Look for SAS 70 Type II certification in service providers. Additionally, make sure your provider uses a secure ISO-5/class 100 cleanroom environment with authorised entities to handle the most sensitive data. Furthermore, it’s important that your recovery provider can give the recovered encrypted data in the encrypted form as it was before the data loss.