Emergency situations aren’t something you can put on a calendar, but they are situations for which you can prepare. Disaster recovery and business continuity strategies are what keep an organization from collapsing under the weight of an unfortunate event, whether it’s a bolt of lightning, hurricane, tornado, fire, or cyber attack.
A quick look at the headlines over the last year or so points to some alarming situations: from wildfires in California and Oregon to massive windstorms in the Midwest and hurricanes ripping through the Southeast, the landscape looks unstable. On top of that, you have cyber criminals pouncing on every opportunity they see. The time is ripe for the development of disaster recovery and business continuity plans that will keep you from succumbing to almost any situation.
Different Models for Recovery and Continuity
Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) has become a go-to option for many organizations. Part of the reason is that it is a cost-effective solution that gives small- to medium-size businesses access to tools they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford, particularly in an on-premise model. Another reason DRaaS is so popular is that it helps these organizations meet various regulatory and compliance requirements.
If you researched DRaaS in years past and you were underwhelmed, do you and your business a favor and take another look. The market for this model has grown by around 12% per year, which means providers are bumping up their offerings and providing more industrialized solutions that fall in line with most disaster recovery plans and business continuity plans.
Protection Through Frequent Updates
There is an abundance of solutions out there for your disaster recovery and business continuity needs, but finding the ones that fit your unique situation doesn’t mean your work is finished. Continuous improvement is the only way to stay on top of the ever-evolving landscape. Cyber criminals find new vulnerabilities all the time, so you have to be ready to match their moves. Furthermore, technology improves at a rapid clip, which means if you take a “set it and forget it” approach, you could leave yourself open to failure in the event of an emergency.
Work With a Trusted Agent
How do you know if you’re implementing the right technology? Rather than wasting time, energy, and money on solutions that turn out to be a bad fit, you should partner with an agent to find the key components that will have you covered from day one. At eXemplify, we know what disaster recovery and business continuity solutions are available today and how they fit into businesses just like yours. Contact us, and let’s discuss your needs.