Ponemon Institute discovered after research that the average cost of IT downtime as a result of an outage is approx $9000 a minute!
Business routinely experiences unplanned network outages, which impacts severely on business outcomes. IT professionals state that they can only afford to lose access to the apps for a couple of minutes at a time. The problem is that most outages last at least 30 minutes.
Expensive Outages. Could they have been avoided?
The answer is yes, if the companies in question had a cloud disaster recovery plan.
A cloud disaster recovery plan is absolutely crucial to companies if they want to ensure limited data and monetary losses. There are four benefits to a business who have set up a cloud-based plan.
This is the biggest difference between cloud disaster recovery plan and the traditional type of disaster recovery. With cloud-based, your site can recover almost straight away, reducing your RPO (Recovery Point Objective) to a matter of hours. The entire server including operating systems applications and patches are tied together in a single software bundle. This can then be copied and backed up to an off site data server. If need be it will be a matter of minutes before this information is available on a server. For business that can’t afford to wait this is the ideal recovery system.
• Cost Effective
Cloud storage is very cost effective as you only pay for the amount of storage you need. As it is, it can be expensive to implement a data recovery plan, so any assistance in keeping cots down should be welcomed.
If you put your disaster recovery site in the cloud it will allow flexibility, increasing or decreasing your storage needs as suits your business.
As can be seen, a DR plan is highly recommended for any business. It will minimize downtime in the event of an outage and make sure that any costs resulting from such outage are reduced significantly.