To learn more about how agencies can ensure fast backup and recovery of data while maintaining and increasing manageability, GovLoop teamed with N2WS, an AWS-native backup, disaster recovery and archiving solution. This report will discuss why backup, recovery and disaster recovery are challenging for government agencies and the best ways to overcome those challenges. We gained additional insights from Sebastian Straub, a principal solutions architect with N2WS, and Julian Ware, a spatial data analyst for the city of Oakland.