Today, when you pay attention to the news, you hear a lot about data breeches, natural disasters and the inevitable network failure. It pays for every company to have a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan in place for their business. No business can sustain a network failure of any kind in today’s marketplace, no matter what size they are.
According to Cloud Strategy Magazine, here are “four reasons to put cloud-based business continuity on your short list of IT priorities:
- Eventually, your company will suffer a disaster.
It could be tomorrow, next week or next year, but at some point your key data will disappear. This could be from a natural disaster, hacking, hardware crash, or service outage – at some point it will happen.
According to the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council, 75% of companies are failing in terms of disaster readiness. In the last year, one in four companies have lost most or all of their data for “hours or even days.” If it happens to you, you will want your recovery to be quick, efficient and successful.
- Cloud-based business continuity is ready for prime time.
Backing up important data remotely is now mainstream. But “storing data in the cloud for recovery back on-premise obviously does not equal business continuity” according to Cloud Strategy Magazine.
While it is more than just storing data in the cloud, “When DR/BC take place in the public cloud, large workloads and data sets are already stored there, meaning they can be easily and quickly brought online to help your business continue operations as soon as possible.” You will want to find a DRaaS solution that will let you test easily and frequently with both large and small tests, at varying times of the day, so you can replicate what potentially could happen in a disaster.
- The DR/BC trifecta finally arrives.
Affordability, automation and scalability – what IT teams need to look for in failover solutions. Now that DRaaS solutions are more available, the cost has come down to match the demand. Business continuity automation is becoming a standard offering now from major providers.
The scalability comes from the DRaaS providers who offer a multitude of services to fit the varying needs of businesses. Providing cloud computing, hybrid IT, disaster recovery and more to ensure all of your business practices are covered within the cloud.
- Business resiliency is now within your reach
Now through automation, or a supporting team at a qualified data center, automating the testing helps to keep the management headaches at bay. Testing your DR/BC is the fundamental practice that ensures that your plan will work when it needs to. The more automated it can be, the less time it will take your IT team to regularly test the system to make sure it’s simply working.
Business resiliency is now available to companies of every size. Finding a DRaaS partner who can understand your needs and tailor a scalable, affordable solution to your company is a must. The team at Vaultas can help you create your DR/BC plan to ensure smooth, uninterrupted business operations. They will even give you a free assessment to get you started. For more information, contact Vaultas today.