How Cloud Based Disaster Recovery Works
It goes without saying that your data’s security is probably the most important thing to your business. Losing access to your files (or worse, losing them entirely) would be absolutely detrimental. What would happen if you couldn’t get to your sensitive data for days, weeks, or months because of a natural disaster? Nature can unapologetically wipe out entire cities within a few minutes, and if your data is in its path, you’re in for a rough recovery.
Taking preventative measures to safeguard your data is not only a smart thing to do, but an absolutely necessary thing to do. Even with this knowledge, businesses may not know where to start. How do I ensure my data is safe from mother nature? Will I have to spend a fortune?
Cloud Disaster Recovery: Whiteboard Wednesday
You essentially have two options when it comes to data storage: house your sensitive files locally — in your office — or outsource your storage to an off-site data center. Local data hosting (or even remote hosting in a data center) can be a risky move if you’re based in a location that is prone to natural disaster. Even months after the storm, East coast businesses are still recuperating from Hurricane Sandy. Entire data centers were wiped out, and businesses that utilized their services were left to be sitting ducks until the data center was restored. There’s nothing expeditious about rebuilding after a major disaster, and you’ll need to be back in business — fast.
The cloud is a hands-free method of disaster recovery. If your business is affected by a natural disaster, but you’ve elected to store your data in a geographically stable data center, you can focus on restoring and rebuilding any physical damage, rather than recovering lost data. When you’re ready to get back to work, your files will be waiting for you.