Cloud-based services mean instant, location-independent redundancy.
Maintaining location independence is critical to robustness in the face of disaster. The worst thing possible for your business is to be caught in a local disaster that wipes out not only the business but your support and recovery resources as well.
But speccing out, establishing and maintaining an alternative site is a huge expense – not only of capital but time and planning effort. Fortunately, on the critical issue of data continuity, recent developments in cloud hosting technology have made it possible to fulfill nearly all your business computing functions remotely. From backups to actual real-time server access, cloud solutions can address any aspect of data continuity and disaster recovery. And the relevant cloud datacenters are already set up, already secure, already networked and supplied with reliable power. Unless you need an extremely unusual configuration, duplicating that infrastructure in order to keep your data in-house is almost certainly a wasted effort. And even if you do require in-house hardware, cloud configurations such as a hybrid cloud (mirroring local apps with a dedicated server in our datacenter, allowing internet access to both) can offer significant and robust disaster recovery options while maintaining the many advantages that come with a cloud-based implementation. These advantages include: location independence, hardware redundancy, spare capacity, physical security and data backup. In addition, you get all the cost and flexibility advantages normally associated with cloud server systems.
In short, move your data to the cloud with a dedicated server or hybrid network solution, and you instantly achieve the major benefits of an alternative site at a fraction of the cost, and with none of the opportunity cost involved in the search and acquisition.
Cloud-based disaster recovery options can be tailored to your business, and new options and technologies are constantly being deployed. Talk to an experienced cloud hosting provider about how cloud technology can help you prepare for the unexpected while saving time, money and effort.