If you live in Apple Valley or Victorville you probably heard that many California Department of Motor Vehicles offices were offline for a few days in October. What you may not know is that this outage was due to poor disaster recovery planning.
The Effects of a Large Data Loss
The complete loss of the hard drives at the affected data centers caused DMV offices to be completely offline for several days. The DMV explained that the system redundancy is set up in a way that made recovery slow and difficult for more than 100 offices across the state. For this reason, some DMV offices were not able to conduct vehicle registrations or issue licenses until late October.
IT security experts who commented on this incident were surprised to learn that the California DMV has a weak disaster recovery plan in place for what is considered to be critical data for residents of the Golden State Keeping primary and backup systems in the same server rack is not conducive to disaster recovery. A California Assemblyman representing Los Angeles mentioned that the DMV and other state agencies should seek better solutions to protect their data.
The SonicSafe BDR Server
Disaster recovery planning for your High Desert business should be more sensible than the system used by the California DMV. At Sonic Systems in Victorville, we believe that your business should be protected with our SonicSafe Backup and Disaster Recovery Server Solution.
With a BDR server solution, you can safely backup your data onsite at your Apple Valley and Victorville locations; however, you should also have cloud replication in place. With this option, your local backups are synchronized to the cloud servers kept at the Sonic Systems data center, which has many physical features to keep your business data safe.