Three Facts You Need to Know About Cloud Disaster Recovery Service

Read this article to learn more about the benefits of cloud disaster recovery and why you need it today.

April 14, 2014 by Andreas Krebs

Cloud Computing

 

Disaster recovery services are like insurance for your company’s computer network. These services protect your system from human error, cybercrime and natural disasters. While nearly everyone acknowledges the importance of insurance, businesses continue to leave their vulnerable data and applications exposed and at risk. Some companies go without a disaster recovery plan until a problem occurs. Then they are forced to spend a significant sum to remedy a situation that disaster recovery could have prevented.

Today, the best disaster recovery plans have two parts: an on-premises backup and a cloud backup component. By combining these two parts, a company can be quickly up and running after even a significant disaster—saving time and money. If your company doesn’t have a plan in place now—it is time to take action. Before you go another day without cloud disaster recovery, consider these three important facts.

  • Cloud Disaster Recovery is Affordable – This means that even smaller enterprises that may not have the IT infrastructure for a complex on-premises system can afford to put a recovery system in place—protecting valuable data and drastically reducing downtime in case of a disaster.

  • Cloud Disaster Recovery is Scalable – If your business is growing, you need a recovery service that will grow with you. Instead of spending thousands up front for service you may not need, or choosing a low-cost system that you will have to upgrade soon, cloud recovery allows you to pay for the services you need—when you need them.

  • Data is Protected in Real Time – As you create any type of data, it is automatically saved in the cloud. That means that if you do have to restore your operations using cloud recovery that you will be able to restore data just as it was when the disaster occurred—not using outdated information.


A few short years ago, it may have been easier for companies to justify going without a disaster recovery plan. But can we really say the same thing today regarding cybercrime and natural disasters? According to the United States Small Business Administration, Hurricane Sandy cost New Jersey more than $819.8 million in disaster recovery loans.

In 2014, if you are still backing up your data and applications without the cloud, then it may be time to consider making a change. According to a disaster recovery study by Enterprise Strategy Group, “74% of survey respondents state they could withstand three hours or less of downtime for tier-1 (business-critical) data before experiencing adverse business affects, and more than half (53%) could only tolerate one hour or less of tier-1 downtime.”

According to the same study, a 2010 statewide IT disaster cost a Virginia IT contractor $4.7m, because their client (the Commonwealth of Virginia) did not have a sufficient disaster recovery plan. Do not let this happen to you.

The All Covered Difference

All Covered is here to work with you to set up, configure and monitor your cloud backup system. Our goal is to protect your company’s data and to ensure you have the ability to recover from a disaster or data loss event quickly and effectively. Contact us today at (866)446-1133 for more information or to schedule a consultation.

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