Disaster recovery planning is a subset of a larger business process known as business continuity planning. Business continuity and disaster recovery planning should include planning for resumption of applications, data, hardware, communications, critical IT infrastructure, and business processes in the event of a disaster.
The US Small Business Administration states that approximately 93% of businesses that lose critical data go out of business within two years. In light of this staggering statistic, it is easy to understand why it is so important for any business to have a disaster recovery plan in place.
If your organization has ever suffered some level of data loss, you understand how frustrating and time-consuming this can be. Even the smallest data loss can cause an unprecedented amount of negative impact on your day-to-day operations. Cloud Computing can be used by highly-regulated industries and other organizations concerned with business continuity and disaster recovery to protect business-critical data, IT infrastructure, and business systems.
Cloud Computing offers several solutions to help companies plan for and meet business continuity and disaster recovery requirements. Not only does the utilization of Cloud Computing in planning for disaster recovery and continuity mean fewer headaches for your business (systems management is the Cloud Service Provider’s responsibility), it also eliminates worry about storage capacity and provisioning. Offsite solutions provide added security for your essential business data, systems, and infrastructure in the case of a head-office disaster. Also, trust in the added security leveraged by partnering with a certified and compliant Cloud Service Provider with a world-class datacenter.
Cloud-Based Data Backup
Offsite, Online Backup. Otherwise known as remote data backup services, offsite backup is an effective cloud-based data protection service to use to ensure business-critical data is replicated to a secure, geographically distanced, offsite facility. Learn more about NIRIX’s online backup service, oneBackup.
On-Premise, Appliance-Based, Complete System-Level Backup. On-site appliances that replicate your entire server infrastructure – including all data, applications, operating systems, settings, etc., get your business up-and-running quickly and efficiently, and allow bare-metal restore. If online backup is also completed with this system, you have complete disaster recovery capabilities.
There is another way to protect critical applications and data. Keep your business continuity and disaster recovery plans on track by protecting not only your company-critical data, but also the entire systems you need to utilize them. For business that require a complete data disaster recovery plan, virtual/hosted desktop solutions ensure that in the event of a disaster, you and your team can continue to work without interruptions from an alternate location. With this remote desktop solution, you have remote access to your Microsoft Office applications and data anywhere, and at any time! Also with this solution, important applications and data are never saved locally to the computer; instead, the computer operates on true remote access on a fully virtualized platform, while important information and applications are securely stored, installed, and processed in data centers. This adds another layer of protection and insurance for your business. Read more about NIRIX’s virtual desktop environment oneDesktop.
By leveraging co-location/managed server services from a Cloud Service Provider (CSP), you have the added benefit of storing your equipment offsite, in their facility. This ensures protection for your critical data, applications, infrastructure, and equipment in the case of a disaster. Store your server in a proven world-class datacenter with proven stability, scalability, and security. Visit our oneDatacenter page to learn more about NIRIX’s oneDatacenter service!
Don’t leave your business-critical data and system vulnerable! Without business continuity and disaster recovery plans in place, your business could suffer. Cloud Computing not only delivers a more compelling computing experience with substantial cost and productivity benefits, but also can address many business continuity and disaster recovery requirements. Apply an online backup (onebackup), or virtual/hosted desktop (oneDesktop) service today!
Protect Against Disaster
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oneBackup offsite, online backup to a geographically-distanced facility adds additional disaster protection.
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oneDesktop allows your business the best continuity options as all of your systems are hosted offsite in our world-class datacenter, and accessible remotely from anywhere!
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