Disasters can come at any given moment in just about any form. Natural disasters, malware or hacking attacks, and human error are all causes of IT downtime and data loss. Utilizing cloud technology can help keep the effects of these disasters at bay.
Cloud-Based Applications Are Always Available
Local programs on local hardware can get the short end of the stick during disasters. Instead of running the risk of losing essential programs and data, businesses can use cloud-hosted applications to ensure business continuity. These applications are typically hosted within colocation facilities that offer numerous backup locations.
Since cloud-based applications are hosted within the cloud, they’ll always be available regardless of any disaster that happens. Employees can also access these applications from virtually any location that has Internet access.
Hosted E-Mail Ensures Continued Access
As with cloud-based applications, hosting emails within the cloud ensures that they will always be accessible regardless of what happens to the office. If a flood or tornado was to seriously damage the facility, team members can still communicate with one another as well as their clients and customers throughout the disaster.
Cloud-Based Data Storage Offers the Latest Backups
Local data storage can have many pitfalls. For example, a natural disaster or direct hacking attempt can destroy on-site servers and other equipment. Hosting data in the cloud adds a measure of protection against these business continuity issues. Just like cloud-based apps and hosted email, cloud-stored data will always be available for retrieval at any given moment.
The traditional backup and recovery process itself can be time consuming, and there’s no guarantee that all of the data will be preserved. Cloud-based data sidesteps this problem by taking the backup and recovery process out of the equation. Without the cost and hassle of maintaining off-site hosting and expensive data backup software, businesses can reduce costs and focus on core business operations.
Most organizations can’t afford to be out of commission for long periods, which is why the cloud offers an attractive business continuity solution for averting disaster. To discuss your company’s business continuity and disaster recovery needs,contact us at eXemplify.