Business continuity is actually more critical than you think. Don’t take it for granted for any potential threats that may cost your company a great deal in your future.
Here is a recent example – A fire broke out on the midnight of 10 March 2021 at Strasbourg, France. One of the four major data centers of OVHCloud was burnt down and this resulted in bringing down millions of websites and online services. A lot of recovery work has been undergoing since the unfortunate incident and it is now expected that a substantial interruption will continue and extended in range of weeks.
Over the years, many corporations have moved their mission critical servers and data onto datacenters and cloud platforms. This is a positive move in terms of bringing more reliable and professional service – both for viewpoint to their internal and external stakeholders. However, the example above will still prove that the move is not yet adequate. An offsite backup methodology being adopted will save the day here. A few points below I’d like to highlight to the readers:
1) A secured method to take the important data to remote site regularly (typically daily). Network security is not compromised if proper technology is in place.
2) Business will be least impacted in case of catastrophically situation that may arise. Do not underestimate the chance for disastrous moment that may happen and additional protection will bring actual benefits to the company.
3) Offsite backups combined with a disaster recovery plan allow businesses to get back up and running faster. The cost will range from minimal to high depends on the recovery time required.
Start now and explore the options. For sure, it is not late to implement a better solution that can keep your mind to be worry free.