IT Disaster Recovery

What is disaster recovery?

Disaster recovery in IT is extremely important, and relies on great data protection practices. IT is the process of recovering sensitive data after a disasterous loss of infrastructure, due to fires, flooding, etc.

With Custard you can ensure that your company is protected with an IT disaster recovery plan and business data backup; after all, loss of data is a loss in work, time, and money.

The one thing you can do to protect your business from ruin, whether it’s as a result of human error, flooding, fires, or something else, is to have a business data backup and recovery plan in place.

That’s why working with data protection experts – Custard – is a safe bet.

If you’re looking for IT disaster recovery companies around Nottingham and the surrounding areas, we can help you. Our in-house experts are specially trained to deliver a reliable and highly responsive service.

Data Protection Experts

Data Recovery

Ensuring you can recover and access all of your stored data from backup copies


Prevent downtime from loss of data, allowing you more time to generate income


Protecting your business against critical data loss, theft, or equipment failure


Virtualisation of your network, bringing your business up to speed, and reducing the threat of an IT disaster

Why do you need a backup and disaster recovery plan?

Without a backup and disaster recovery plan, you’re at risk of losing data through human error or any other disaster. Any data that is lost may be unretrievable. 

Attempting to restore data as a last-minute method can be very costly. However, if you plan for a disaster in advance, this minimises any unnecessary costs. 

If you lose any data, your business's productivity levels will suffer, impacting your profits. 

Businesses can protect themselves from disasters by having the right plan in place. At Custard, we are experts in IT disaster recovery planning; we will ensure all of these protections are in place for your business.

What is included in an IT disaster recovery plan?

The step-by-step plan we have in place at Custard includes precautions to minimise the effects of a disaster. 

With an IT disaster recovery plan, we’ll analyse your business’s processes and continuity needs. Before creating a detailed plan tailored to your specific business, we’ll perform a business impact analysis and risk analysis to establish the recovery objectives. Our IT disaster recovery plan includes virtualisation which allows us to recognise disasters in the most efficient way. 

At Custard, we’ll identify the critical IT systems and networks to your business, prioritize RTO (recovery time objective), and outline the steps needed to recover your system with minimum downtime. We’ll make sure you know the basic emergency steps taken in the event of a disaster.

What is the difference between backup and DR?

Backup and disaster recovery are two different things. 

Backup refers to the process of making copies of data. By making copies, the data is protected as there is always another version of it. This helps with accidental deletion, theft or even a problem with the software. This is primarily a cloud based IT service, as digital-based data is easy to migrate, backup and recover than physical data.

Disaster recovery, however, refers to the plan put in place to quickly access data and IT resources after a disaster. A disaster can be anything from a network crash to a major IT issue. 

What are RTO and RPO? 

RTO is short for Recovery Time Objective, a metric used for a disaster recovery plan. RPO is short for Recovery Point Objective, another metric used for a disaster recovery plan. 

So, what's the difference between the two? RTO is the time that a system must be restored after a disaster to avoid disruption of business continuity. This is the target time to have all of the services back up and running. RPO is the amount of time that passes during a disaster before the quantity of data lost exceeds the maximum.

Don’t let your business become another victim of critical data loss, and don’t become another statistic of a failed business due to catastrophic data loss. When you work with Custard for business continuity planning, data backup and recovery, you are working with a team of dedicated experts who make sure you have a sound plan in place to make sure your data won’t be lost forever.

About Custard

IT support that's simple, friendly and effective

Custard offer market-leading IT support solutions to the UK and to our international partners, all from our state-of-the-art headquarters in Nottingham and London.

For over two decades we have helped our customers become more dynamic, productive, secure and future proof, through innovative IT solutions for business problems. Whether your company needs help with IT infrastructure, flexible and reliable hardware or expert technical consultancy; We offer tailor-made IT support solutions to help your business continue to grow and thrive in this modern world.

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Our team is made up of friendly and reliable tech support professionals whose focus is always based on the customer experience and providing excellent service – no matter what size or sector you operate.

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