Imagine you’ve spent years building your business up from scratch and you finally reached the level of success you’ve been striving for. Now imagine that business was suddenly hit by a natural disaster, cyberattack, or some other catastrophe out of your control. Such an event would be devastating, to say the least. And depending on how serious the damage is, it may be something your business can’t come back from.
Murphy’s law says that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. This applies especially to disasters. But despite the fact that disasters can happen at any moment, it seems that not enough business owners take this knowledge to heart. Don’t lose all the information you and your employees worked on to a disaster. Protect it with disaster recovery services.
What is Disaster Recovery?
If you have files that need to be protected, then you need a disaster recovery solution. It’s as simple as that. Disaster recovery refers to a set of policies and procedures aimed at helping you prepare for the unknown. It’s part of a solid business continuity plan (BCP). This plan is meant to set up preventive measures to help keep incidents from occurring in the first place and corrective measures to get your business back on its feet if a disaster does happen.
Although you can implement your own disaster recovery plan, most companies rely on disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) provided by a third-party vendor such as Stability Networks. DRaaS is a flexible and scalable cloud-based solution that gives you the tools to decentralize your servers. This means you can store redundant data in different locations, so if an emergency were to befall your office, you’ll be able to recover any information that was lost.
This service differs from data backup in that it provides an alternate infrastructure and creates a new production environment to help shorten the data recovery process.
Reasons to Have a DRaaS Solution
There are plenty of reasons for your business to invest in DRaaS. Here are six of the biggest benefits:
- Reduced Costs: Although you could create your own in-house disaster recovery program, it may not be in your best interest. These programs are expensive, primarily because of recurring costs for maintenance and IT support. In addition to replication software and software licenses for servers and security, there are a number of other hidden costs. DRaaS may be an investment, but it will save your company money in the long run.
- Faster File Recovery Time: How long it takes to recover from data loss can vary, but often an internal solution can lead to prolonged wait times. DRaaS uses cloud computing to shorten recovery time. You’ll be back in business quickly—often within 15 minutes or less.
- Less Complexity: With DRaaS as an option, you can eliminate the need to build out your own secondary disaster recovery site. That means no need for additional infrastructure or administration, upgrades, or maintenance contracts. Your vendor will provide everything you need, and you’ll still be in full control of your IT environment.
- Security: IT providers that offer DRaaS often protect their data centers with state-of-the-art security features. For example, Stability Networks offers 24/7 full-circle protection that takes the threats you face into account and works around them.
- Expert Support: If you’re not an expert in IT, that’s fine. With an IT provider as your partner, you’ll have access to professionals who are experts.
- Comprehensive Disaster Recovery: Most businesses have a limited budget to work with, and they can only spend so much money on disaster recovery. They will often protect their most critical servers, but in some cases, they won’t be able to protect every one of their servers. A third-party provider can cover all of your servers so you’re completely protected.
Partner With Stability Networks
If you want to protect your business from disasters, turn to Stability Networks. Unlike most vendors that may offer you a single solution, we have several methods to keep your system secure. And because every company is unique, we customize our solutions to best fit your business needs.
Contact us today to learn more about our services.