How Cloud Solutions are Today Important in Disaster Recovery
Cloud Computing is a model that enables full network access to a set of shared computing resources (networks, datacenters, storage, services, applications, among others), which can be quickly made available with minimal effort and without interaction with the supplier, with an excellent rationalization of operating costs. Cloud solutions have evolved a lot in recent years and are of significant importance in disaster recovery, as they make their operationalization simpler and, in particular, much more financially accessible. For example, to ensure that your most important business activities, such as payroll and currency exchanges, show minimal disruption after an incident, you can set a service in the Cloud to quickly recover and restart these critical applications. Cloud-based solutions can actually provide a second line of defense to back up existing IT operations. Many organizations now consider a hybrid approach combining resources into their own datacenters with cloud backup capabilities. In IT PEERS, our disaster recovery service allows you to retrieve a virtual server in seconds and is active 24x7x365 to ensure an effective monitoring of the most demanding needs of our clients.
Disaster Recovery is only for large companies?
This is one of the great myths that have been created over time that has led some companies to erroneously postpone their business continuity projects. Today there are intelligent solutions that let you take advantage of technology and cloud resources to minimize the cost increase that a DR solution represents. There are tailor-made solutions to all the “pockets” in such a way that the financial question is no longer an obstacle for companies to continue to take risks.
When does a company need a disaster recovery plan?
The answer is “always”! No one buys a car without also buying a car insurance to ensure recovery in case of an accident. So what is the logic of having a business without having that guarantee too? Disaster recovery is an essential part of an IT strategy, and without this component the business risks losing all of its data and systems. We may, however, point out some requirements to prove that your business really needs a plan of disaster recovery.
Your company needs a disaster recovery plan if it works with personal data
If you work with personal data of customers, it is fundamental that you have a disaster recovery plan in your company, since in case of total loss of data, it will be practically impossible to return to normal business activity. In addition, a company that sees personal data exposed or lost, will face serious reputational and image damage to its clients, in addition to the resulting legal problems.
Your company needs a disaster recovery plan if it wants to offer the best service to customers
The current consumer is increasingly informed and demanding, so they will not tolerate a service that is not available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. A temporary but temporary unavailability can mean big business losses and major clients that do not come back.
Your company needs a disaster recovery plan if it wants to maintain maximum levels of performance
If there is a computer problem and if important data is lost, the only alternative is to redo the work that had already been done previously. This leads to a large productivity break. Having an up-to-date backup of the data included in a disaster recovery solution will allow the company’s revenue to not be affected, because even in the event of a computer disaster, employees will have access to the information and systems they need to work.
Your company needs a disaster recovery plan if it wants to ensure recovery in case of hackers
Nowadays the question that arises is not whether your company will be attacked, but when. To this end, it must be prepared for the probable eventuality of a successful attack, creating a solution in which it is possible to go back to the moment before the intrusion, effectively replacing a reliable image of data, systems and applications.