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Best Disaster Recovery Roadmap Tools for Small Businesses

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Disaster recovery is critical to small business continuity. With a strong disaster recovery roadmap in place, you can make sure that your business stays up and running in the event of an emergency, whether it’s a natural disaster or a cyberattack.

There are many different ways to implement a disaster recovery roadmap for your small business. A disaster recovery roadmap is a guide that outlines what actions an organization should take to quickly resume operations after an unplanned incident.  One key element in all plans is a system to get all (or at least part) of your data back if a disruption occurs. There are many options for disaster recovery software on the market, and different tools may be better suited to certain kinds of businesses. In this post, we break down three of the most popular disaster recovery software options.

Veeam Backup and Replication

Veeam Backup and Replication is a comprehensive backup and recovery solution for businesses of all sizes. This software offers a range of storage and disaster recovery options that can help businesses quickly recover mission-critical applications and services. It also allows businesses to secure sensitive data through customizable, end-to-end encryption.


  • Easy to set up
  • Single management console that is simple to use
  • Compatible with other software
  • Data recovery is quick and easy


  • Error messages are unclear and difficult to diagnose
  • Reporting system is lacking and the use of a third-party tool may be necessary
  • Software updates often cause issues that require firmware updates

Arcserve UDP Cloud Direct

Arcserve is one of the less expensive backup and recovery solutions available. With that said, this is a great option for smaller businesses on a tight budget. Their software is easy to deploy, so you can get your data center set up within hours.


  • Easy to set up
  • Cost-effective
  • Ideal for small businesses starting out


  • No hourly backups
  • No single file recovery

Microsoft Azure Site Recovery

Microsoft Azure Site Recovery is ideal for companies that run many critical workloads on virtual machines. Like Arcserve, it is easy to deploy and dependable. While it is also competitively priced, it requires IT knowledge to run the majority of the recovery processes, so it may not be ideal for small businesses with a limited team.


  • Support for Linux and Windows on physical servers and virtual machines
  • Simple setup


  • Recovery functions are overcomplicated
  • Failover is a manual process
  • Can be expensive if used to its fullest extent

These are all great options for businesses that are in need of disaster recovery roadmap tools.


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