Many businesses aren’t prepared for a natural disaster. They may not have thought far enough ahead, or be simply relying on an onsite server for backup. According to Insurance Business, global disasters can cost more than $520 billion each year. It only takes a brief moment to read the news to see how disasters may affect your business too.
While it’s simple to create a second server on site, or increase building security or communications protocols, it can be easy to think you have nothing to worry about on the IT end.
If anything should occur, what happens to your valuable data, applications, and your network infrastructure if your business is shut down for a day or a week? Is it possible you can rebuild in the event of a complete disaster? Many businesses simply aren’t prepared. It’s important to consider your DRaaS and BaaS in the event of a natural disaster.
There are two possible solutions to your backup issues. While Cloud-based storage is one solution, it can be expensive and complex, particularly if you’re a larger business or organization.
DRaaS means “disaster recovery as a service”. It’s a preventative tool that involves replicating the data on your physical or virtual servers through a third party. With this option, companies can recover their data and get back into operation more quickly. Also, having the right DRaaS is essential too.
BaaS means “backup as a service”, a more affordable full-service solution. The IT department can more easily manage their cloud backups with simplicity, but still keep costs to a minimum.
It’s important to protect your assets if a natural disaster ever strikes. You’ll first need to do a good evaluation of your business. Usually the first concern is how much data do you have, and where is it stored? If you have a backup, is it stored offsite? If it isn’t, there may be no point, as this can be susceptible to natural disasters too. The other issue is that even if you have an off-site backup and it’s stored too close to home, you could also suffer losses during a natural disaster.
Both of these tools—DRaaS and BaaS—are used to provide support in the event there is a natural disaster. A business can quickly get back online so that losses are minimized. For certain industries with valuable client or financial records, it can be imperative to regain access to this information quickly.
In some cases, the business may need to rebuild at an entirely new location. But having quick and easy access to this information means that your business can recover more quickly from any type of disaster.
Companies can no longer ignore the fact that disasters do happen, and they happen often. But it’s important to have the right solution for your business. Do you need BaaS which is simple and self-serviced, or do you need a more intricate solution that is fully managed, such as DRaaS services?
If you’re uncertain which type of service may be best for your business, enterprise, or organization, please contact iConnect Technologies today. We’d be happy to assist you in your natural disaster recovery solutions.