4 Reasons Why Disaster Recovery Plan Should Be a Priority

Quick question? – How long can your business survive without any critical data, applications and operations?

Anything more than 48 hours could indicate that you do not need a viable disaster recovery plan. Let’s face it, at some point your data will be at risk. It could be a machine error, a human error, a virus or even a natural disaster like an earthquake. Turning your back on proper precautions could mean losing it all.

Think of your disaster recovery plan as an insurance policy for your data and business if something out of your control happens.

 

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This is why we’ve compiled our top 4 reasons why your backup and disaster recovery plan should be a priority.

Machines & Hardware Fail

While we have reached a stage in technology where Intelligent bots are shaking up lawyer’s jobs, it’s still not perfect and is bound to have issues here and there. Identifying and eliminating the single point of failure in your IT infrastructure could be an expensive affair, although it is really the only way to ensure that a hardware failure will not interrupt your service or cause data loss. The best option is to backup your data regularly, ideally with a leading and highly secure managed hosting provider.  This will help to eliminate any interruptions in case of IT infrastructure failures.

 

Humans Make Mistakes

This is the most seen mistake, and the hardest to prevent and correct, regularly backed up data lets you restore it to an error-free state. As much as we wish we were, people are not perfect and can easily overlook an important step in a process and accidentally delete data or enter the wrong data. Making sure you have efficient processes in place and good quality assurance programs are your best bet, but having an online backup solution can be as equally important.

 

Nature is Unpredictable

We have all read and seen what can happen when the wrath of mother nature hits, which can be unpredictable at times. Businesses that don’t have a backup and disaster recovery plan in place can find it almost impossible to resume operations after a major disaster hits. In fact, an estimated 80% of all companies that experience a business interruption of greater than five days, without recovery plans, go out of business.

 

Customers Want Access 24/7/365

Times have changed, now customer holds the key to a business, an average customer expects the information they want to access to be available at his will. This means if your organization is facing infrastructure issues and cannot pull out the data in a timely fashion, these anxious customers could jump ship to a competitor.

 

We conclude by saying that without having a proper contingency plan, companies run the risk of incurring high monetary and non-monetary losses like outages, downtime, loss of data, low employee morale, loss of reputation, and lower revenues. Thus, a robust disaster recovery strategy is important to run a successful and a secure business.

 

Contact Sysfore’s Cloud Disaster Recovery & Backup experts for your no obligation / no cost in-depth analysis to see just how simple and cost-effective it is to implement a robust cloud Backup / Disaster Recovery plan for your Enterprise. Write to us at info@sysfore.com or call us on +91-80-4110-5555 to know more.

Cloud as a Primary Storage – more than just Data Backup!

Cloud can be used for more than just dumping the data or keeping data backup. Because of its flexibility and scalability, it allows interactive access to first copy data. But, to do so, admins need to understand the requirements of their workloads and learn how they can modify their applications to take advantage of Cloud Storage.

When Cloud is used as a sole storage area, admins don’t need to invest in on-site data centers. The data is created, stored and archived in the Cloud which means lesser resource consumptions for power, cooling and floor space and improved efficiency.

 

Here are the top 3 Cloud use cases for Primary Storage:

 

Applications which may perform better when stored in Cloud than in Physical Data centers – These applications usually create their own data sets with the help of various sensors placed on the devices connected to the internet like security cameras, audio systems, etc. This kind of data is processed in the Cloud and thus it makes more sense to store the data in the Cloud itself as and when it is created instead of moving it later.

This use case works not only on the sensor data but also in situations where the application is executed on-premises but the database is stored in the Cloud like in Banks. This helps the users to retrieve the data without much delay.
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5 tips to build a successful Cloud Computing strategy

Cloud Computing has been driving innovation in almost all sectors of the market and offers multiple perks. To leverage the power of Cloud Computing, businesses need to have a solid Cloud Strategy in place.  But, with the number of options to choose from, admins usually have a hard time deciding which one to pick for their business and how much to invest in it.

Here are the top 5 tips to build a Cloud Computing Strategy for your business:

Select the right Cloud Type: It is one of the most important and confusing decisions when it comes to building a Cloud Computing strategy. Based on your budget and need, you need to carefully assess the pros and cons before selecting the right Cloud type for your business.

Evaluate your options: Earlier, Cloud Computing was adopted by SMBs for low-cost solutions. Now, many big companies are moving to Cloud to avail cost-cutting benefits. You need to see where you fit – it can be for IT support or to start a BYOD policy in your workplace or anything else. All you have to do is to consider your bandwidth needs and evaluate the reasons why you want to move to the Cloud.

Plan your budget: Storing important files on physical drives requires a fixed investment and so does the Cloud in terms of hiring the proper workforce. But, once the company has made a move to Cloud, the cost decreases gradually. You should plan your budget and invest in the size and type of Cloud that best fits your workload sizes and suits your pocket as well.
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