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Is your company cloud-shy? How cloud disaster recovery can save your bacon

Is your company cloud-shy? How cloud disaster recovery can save your bacon.


For many IT managers, getting decision-makers on board with taking a more adoptive stance toward technology is still a major source of frustration. Ironically, it’s when IT is perceived to be lacking the resources to move business forward, that lack of foresight on IT’s side is given the blame. Balancing the tightrope between adequately provisioning IT systems and keeping business leaders can be tedious. With cloud technology now well and truly a reality in our everyday lives, it’s still curious how many businesses are still averse to the concept and its contribution to networking as a concept. This blog takes a look at how cloud disaster recovery, as an example, can save your company’s bacon and ease the strain on your budget at the same time.



Cloud disaster recovery can save you money, lots of it


“Comprehensive, yet affordable” was the data recovery utopia that IT managers dreamt of in the days of complex and pricey tape devices. But we all know this was virtually impossible. Data backup solutions have always been an expensive investment with tape devices and media, along with backup software that come with complicated licensing paths that require backup specialists to decipher them.


With cloud disaster recovery, large CAPEX and maintenance expenses that fall within the financial budgeting of the service provider, businesses can enjoy flexible and easily scalable recovery solutions, without much concern for the underlying hardware that makes it possible. This presents massive savings initiatives for businesses who have traditionally grappled with how to safeguard their information assets without breaking the bank.


Cloud disaster recovery can get you up and running in virtually no time

The ability to get up and running as soon as possible after a DR event is crucial to an organization’s success. Even minimal downtime and data loss can have major negative impacts on the business. Discover reasons below that makes using cloud disaster recovery a compelling case:

The advantages of cloud disaster recovery software are many-fold . All these advantages can save a business.


Mobility: Can be used on smartphones and other mobile devices. With IT professionals and managers on the move all the the time a mobile yet centralised disaster recovery plan is not just an advantage but could save lives.


Increased efficiency and security: Cloud providers invest in the best personnel and resources, using layered security and military strength encryption. The recent data breach debacle with Sony highlights that data breaches can have detrimental effects on business.


Convenience: Intelligent software and user-friendliness make software easier to use the clunky software of yesteryear. Sometimes people shy away from using systems and software because the software is archaic and not user-friendly.


Availability: Cloud systems are redundant to ensure almost 100 percent uptime. Even downtime of a few hours can spell disaster. Who can really afford lengthy downtime in this day and age?


Communication: Communication is key to any disaster recovery plan. The use of chat, push notifications and email mean that no one is kept out of the loop in a crisis or disaster recovery event.


Up to date: Intelligent cloud disaster recovery software has built in simulation and maintenance scheduling. One can keep track and make sure that plans are updated and kept as current as possible.


Detailed: The ability to attach word, excel,video and voice attachments means that one can view these on one’s smartphone or other mobile device. One can put in as much detail as is required. Sometimes even the most seemingly insignificant detail can make a world of difference


IT services have moved from the server room to the board room

The networks of today are a far leap from the ones we managed a decade ago. For many businesses, IT is an invisible engine room that runs continuously unnoticed in the background. But it is crucial for companies to understand that IT systems today are strategic assets in bringing businesses closer to their objectives. IT managers have become the drivers of change that can influence short, medium and long term business strategies for more impactful - and profitable - results.