Hurricane Proof Your Data
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Today in most businesses if you can't connect to your data you are losing money. If we can't process sales or view patient information it can cause major issues for our business. To protect from this we backup our data either to an on-site tape library or to a remote location. But what would you do if your entire building or office was destroyed by a hurricane or fire? How would you recover and start processing sales again? This is why you need a complete disaster recovery plan; one that not only backups your data but allows you to access that data from anywhere. Imagine never having downtime or not having to worry about grabbing the tape as you run out of the office.
Most small businesses house all of the servers and data on site. The problem with this configuration is if they lose power, or worse, they have no way of getting to their systems or data. To mitigate this issue firms now have the option of moving all of their mission critical systems and applications to an off-site, secure location that provides better up times and allows them to access their data from anywhere. Most might think that this would be cost prohibitive but in reality the money you can save in hardware and downtime more than makes up for the monthly fees. Don't wait until the big one hits, start planning today to recover from a disaster and 'Hurricane Proof' your data.
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