There is a lot of talk about disaster recovery lately, and for good reason – cybercrimes continue to increase at a rapid rate. However, there is more to consider than just the cyberthreats that exist out there – your disaster recovery strategy should include plans for anything that can happen, from a server meltdown to a natural disaster.
Redundancy, for many organizations looking at their options, is important, and it’s something that cloud-based disaster recovery solutions take into account. In fact, choosing a multi-cloud disaster recovery plan is gaining more traction than ever due to the added redundancy that it offers.
One of the reasons to choose a multi-cloud environment is because it provides that added layer of security. You don’t really know how a disaster is going to hit or when, so it’s smart to make sure you’re covered.
Security in the Cloud
It wasn’t long ago that many organizations were wary of the cloud. There was a perceived element of risk to having data living off-premise. However, today the cloud environment is just as safe, if not safer, than on-premise solutions.
If the cloud is so safe, why use a multi-cloud option for your disaster recovery strategy? While it’s very rare, should your single cloud provider experience a major event, such as a global failure, even if they have your data backed up in multiple facilities, there is a chance that satellite centers will be affected. The possibility of this global failure happening to two cloud providers at once is rare at best, so you gain valuable protection with a multi-cloud option.
However, you have to consider the regions where your cloud providers are located. For example, if you’ve got one with servers in Utah and another that overlaps the same geographical area, that’s not ideal. Should a natural disaster impact that region, both will be affected.
Choosing a Trusted Partner
For a more comprehensive planning effort, don’t take on disaster recovery on your own – bring in a qualified expert that makes it their full time job to prepare organizations for anything that can happen.
At eXemplify, we’re more than a master agent. As a trusted advisor for more than 15 years, our IT consulting and procurement services have an excellent track record of assisting many businesses in tackling their projects, including disaster recovery strategies. Contact us today and let’s go over the ways in which we’ve helped clients just like you.