A full 40% of businesses are not prepared for a disaster. That’s astonishing! Protecting your business from downtime due to unforeseen circumstances is as smart as buying insurance for your house or for your car. Disasters come in many shapes and sizes. Boiled down, 45% of disasters are a result of an operational failure, 35% can be attributed to nature, and 19% come from human error.
It doesn’t really even matter where the disaster comes from. The truth is that you have to deal with it. If your company doesn’t have a serious disaster recovery plan in place to secure your data and work product, then you will incur huge costs as a result of downtime. On average, a business suffers a hit of 18.5 hours of downtime when they face one of these failures. For a small company that adds up to about $7,000 per hour. While that sounds terrifying enough to the small business owner, that number goes up to an astonishing $700,000 per hour with a large enterprise. You can quickly see how costly downtime is, and why you, as the leader of your company, want to set up safeguards against it.
“Failover” is the term used for rolling a company’s data, work-product, and workflow over to another location when disaster strikes. With cloud-based failover disaster recovery, a company doesn’t have to miss a beat when the power goes out, when the computer network goes down, or when an employee spills his coffee into the mainframe. Hey, it’s happened before…
With a cloud-based failover system your company can continue to do business as usual while you scramble to deal with whatever Mother Nature throws your way. By having a disaster recovery strategy in place, you protect your company’s earnings and your employees’ paychecks from unforeseen circumstances.
Due to both local and global events, many of your competitors are planning to invest in disaster recovery systems this year. Others plan to upgrade the failover systems that they already have in place. Some of the failover upgrades that companies like yours are making now are to enable them to cover desktops and remote workers / offices in the event of a disaster. Having desktops and off-site computers backed up to the cloud and the work ready to be shifted to and utilized at a new location is key to a seamless response to disaster.
So, why should you as the owner of a small to medium sized business jump on the bandwagon of failover disaster recovery systems? Well, you should do it for the same reason that you buy insurance. It is a way to protect what is valuable. In the event of a power surge, flood, or fire your hardware will be easily replaced by your insurance, but what about all of that data? What about that file that you have worked on for the past two months? Disaster recovery systems that are cloud-based take the work and the worry out of backup and save you thousands in the event of unforeseen disastrous circumstances.
In the past few years leading businesses have seen these as the top reasons why they have invested in a failover cloud-based disaster recovery system:
Failover solutions are a necessity of modern business! Your business is not fully protected until you have invested in a true failover data recovery system. Disasters happen more often than we would like to think and planning ahead is the key to surviving them. Unfortunately, your business is not immune to operational, natural, and human error disasters, so it is up to you to be one step ahead of them by investing in and implementing a failover data recovery system.
Ready to learn more about how to implement a complete failover solution in your business? Reach out to Tier One Technology Partners – we would be happy to talk with you and answer any and all of your questions. Get in touch with our team of dedicated IT professionals at (443) 589- or firstname.lastname@example.org today.
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