Whether caused by tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, or fires, disasters can throw communities into chaos. For businesses, major natural disasters can cause outages, data loss, and failures that can have international impacts. Protecting business applications against such disasters is a top concern.
Not all businesses have the budget, the expertise, or the personnel to make their IT systems as resilient as they should be in today's highly connected environment. For those that do, it's a challenge to keep such systems functioning properly on a continual basis.
For these reasons, companies large and small seek disaster recovery services that are inexpensive, simple to use, and easily accessible. And this is why hybrid cloud solutions have become so appealing.
Utilizing a hybrid cloud solution, a business can set up their disaster recovery solution without having to make a hefty capital investment. This type of DR extends all the way to the customer base, so should the unexpected happen, their projects and data won't be negatively impacted.
Perhaps the most appealing reason companies are turning to a hybrid cloud solution is because it allows them to utilize existing tools and technology. This means employees and customers are already familiar with programs and operations being run through the data centers. Therefore, it takes little to no training on how to use it when disaster strikes. This saves time, money, and increases efficiency - regardless of the disaster at hand.
Is a hybrid cloud solution right for your organization?
Consider the following to determine whether or not your disaster recovery plans would benefit from a hybrid cloud solution:
- Compatibility with existing platforms. Can you integrate a hybrid cloud solution with your existing IT environment?
- Ease of Use. Would your employees and clients be able to easily access, understand, and utilize your new disaster recovery plan and tools? Would you be able to execute your plan quickly and efficiently in the event of an emergency?
- Expense. Are there any upfront fees or costs involved with deploying your disaster recovery plan? Ideally, your hybrid cloud plan should have a small monthly expense associated with a much smaller foot print at the DR cloud service provider.
- Adaptable. Can you adapt your disaster recovery plan to meet changing needs and requirements over time? Make sure your hybrid cloud solution can be scaled appropriately as your business
changes in the future.
Ultimately, most businesses find that hybrid cloud solutions make disaster recovery a much easier process. This allows them to prepare disaster recovery plans their partners and customers can rely on.
In the end, neither rain, nor snow, windy days, nor shaky ground can derail their operations. And, in today's fast-paced world where even a little downtime can give competitors an edge, hybrid cloud solutions ensure continuity during outages or system failures.