Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Methodology

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At Mindsight, our highly skilled engineers use a proven data backup and disaster recovery methodology to help businesses like yours with your continuity and disaster recovery needs. We assess, plan, and design strategies that ensure your business processes are protected in the event of a disaster.

Mindsight's Methodology

In our Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Methodology, Planning and Design service, information is collected through on-site interviews and discovery workshops to help our experts understand critical business practices and application requirements. This information is then used by our team to identify risks and their potential impact on your business. Our methodology is as follows:

Risk Impact Analysis – We identify risks and establish a response plan to help you verify the business impact, including desired RTO and RPO.

Business Impact Analysis – We will provide a complete list of business service recovery targets and inter-dependencies between IT services and resources. You can use this list to check your own approach.

Reference Architecture – Based on the findings of our overall analysis, this final step defines a Reference Architecture model that can be carried out, based on business requirements, for maximum resiliency.


As part of our data backup and disaster recovery methodology, Mindsight will work with you to tier your applications for your recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) needs. There’s a middle ground between “we need everything up immediately” and just having a backup plan. Mindsight is here to help you find it. We’ll balance your business unit against your budget to find the most strategy RPO and RTO levels for each aspect of your organization.

Recovery Point Objective (RPO): RPO indicates the amount of time that can pass before data loss exceeds the needs of the business. Put more simply, after a disaster strikes and systems are down, how recent of a backup is needed to protect the business. Will the backup from the day before the incident be sufficient or does the company need to recover data up to the hour, minute, or second before systems went down?

Recovery Time Objective (RTO): RTO describes the amount of time before the backups are restored. For example, an RTO of four days would require the application in question to be back online within four days of the incident, while an RTO of ten minutes would bring back systems within that window of time.

Data Backup/Disaster Recovery Planning and Design

Our engineers will plan and design a complete business resiliency strategy involving a reliable data backup solution and complete disaster recovery plan. It includes detailed information and a roadmap around the state of readiness for the recovery of business processes in the event of a disaster. Our methodology includes:

Strategy Roadmap Development

Our experts work with you to define a strategy. We summarize what activities or functions are urgent and which are not in the event of a disaster. Mindsight develops IT recovery procedures as part of an overall business resiliency plan and closes critical gaps in a continuity strategy.

Financial Analysis

We conduct a financial analysis of strategic efforts and technology architecture to give you a complete picture of the financial scope of the strategy. The analysis calculates:

  • The capital investment required during the project lifecycle in order to address immediate and future needs
  • The savings achieved in capital and operational budgets
  • The return on investment (ROI) for the strategy
  • The total cost of ownership for the resilient architecture
  • The net savings for the project

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