Do you keep a close eye on your servers…and is it still necessary to do so?
We’ve talked to a few businesses over the course of the summer that have experienced serious downtime, outages, information loss and irreparable damage due to this summer’s significant natural disasters.
Floods, power outages, hurricanes, and tornadoes wreaked havoc on businesses that were unprepared to physically save their essential data and business infrastructure. Many business owners arrived to their offices to find their servers knee deep in water or damaged by building debris. The obvious effects of such physical disruption were devastating; internal and external outages for long periods of time are not only frustrating, but costly! For some, recovery was not an option and large amounts of stored data were lost due to hardware destruction.
Thinking about Mother Nature could keep you up at night in a cold sweat, but unless you move your bed to the server room, you will never be able to sleep knowing your data is safe and secure at all times. Let’s face it you don’t have super powers, you wouldn’t be able to save it from a wall of water even if you DID sleep beside it!
The beauty of virtualization is that you can eliminate all of your in-house hardware. That means when a freak storm hits, your sensitive company information and infrastructure will not be affected.
Instead, your data can be safely hosted in a bomb proof, flood proof, premium Tier 3 data centre with 24/7 monitoring and expert back up, recovery and maintenance for a mere fraction of the cost.
Disasters are inescapable (if you’re superstitious, remember that next year is 2012) but you can make a plan to save your infrastructure from feeling its effects. The lights may be out in your office, but your website won’t go down and your customers won’t even notice.
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