Smart companies are seeking ways to stretch their IT resources to their full capacity (and beyond), they are reviewing the vast number of cloud based services as a viable alternative. The usage-based cost of cloud services is the ideal solution for many IT challenges, of the most critical: disaster recovery.
No one wants to think about falling victim to a natural disaster, but they happen – and unexpectedly – making disaster recovery plans the key component to business continuity.
The good news is that for most businesses, the benefits of cloud solutions for disaster recovery are many and make good business sense:
- By establishing data recovery sties in the cloud, the amount of data center space is greatly reduced.
- Because cloud-based services are managed by the service provider, the enrolled business enjoys a minimized IT infrastructure and IT resources that would otherwise be dedicated to the sole mission of disaster recovery.
- Less data center space and IT resources means that costs are also reduced as cloud-based solutions are much less expensive to maintain than their in-house counterparts.
- Because of the scalable nature of disaster recovery solutions , even small to medium sized businesses are able to enjoy the same suite of services that large enterprises do – at a cost that is scalable to their company.
Thanks to cloud computing and disaster recovery solutions, the IT conversation changes from data center and hardware requirement to one regarding cloud capacity planning – a welcomed shift for most businesses.
But the shift to cloud based services is not without challenges. The decisions to employ cloud-based disaster recovery are complex. This article by Tech Target outlines the questions that most businesses have when considering moving their disaster recovery to the cloud.
Read the full article from Tech Target here.