With the summer storm season upon us, disaster recovery (DR) is top of mind for many IT professionals. But new data shows that severe weather is no longer the primary reason that companies are undergoing the disaster recovery planning process. Newer threats, such as cyberattacks, ransomware, and climate change have become the main drivers behind the rise in DR adoption.
In addition, as detailed by Tech Target, disaster recovery planning has become more affordable, thanks in large part to new and edge DR tools. In the past, disaster recovery was only possible through data backups and the use of a secondary data center. Without those physical requirements, DR planning is now cheaper and easier, especially as replication has become more available and affordable.
Benefits Outweigh the Costs
Of course, there are still some costs associated with creating and maintaining a DR plan. But more and more business owners and IT professionals are aware that the costs of not investing in disaster recovery far outweigh its expenses. In addition, today’s cyberattacks are more targeted and, often, more damaging, making DR even more worth the cost.
In today’s business climate, even minor interruptions can have catastrophic effects. When you consider all that can be lost to disaster or cyberattack, the cost of a disaster recovery solution is miniscule in comparison.
DR is Necessary in All Geographies
Previously, business owners in certain parts of the country believed that, because they weren’t in the path of hurricanes or heat waves, DR wasn’t as important. That could certainly be said of many Minnesota and Wisconsin businesses! But no location is safe from cyberattacks, and the changing climate has led to more extreme weather conditions in all parts of the country, making DR essential no matter where a business is headquartered.
Small Businesses Lag in DR Adoption
Many small- and medium-sized businesses lack the resources to undergo disaster recovery planning. But because a data loss or time offline can be catastrophic for a small business, it’s even more important that the time and money is spent to plan in advance.
In today’s business climate, even minor interruptions can have catastrophic effects. When you consider all that can be lost to disaster or cyberattack, the cost of a disaster recovery solution is miniscule in comparison. Vaultas offers custom IT services to meet your company’s unique needs. Contact us for more information on how we can help with disaster recovery, business continuity, backups or replication.
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