Operating a modern business means that your organisation will be relying on digital systems much of the time. And while these systems are very advanced in terms of functionality and efficiency, they’re vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters.
Your best bet here is to opt for a reliable disaster recovery solution.
When Disaster Strikes, Will You Be Ready?
The worst thing about disasters is that they come out of nowhere, which is why it’s important to anticipate them. Here are the reasons your business needs a disaster recovery solution:
1. Malware is on the Rise
According to a report published by the leading cybersecurity company Sonicwall, global malware attacks have increased by 11% in the first half of 2022, with a total count of 2.8 billion attacks.
In other words, the risk of your company’s sensitive data being exploited by external security threats is higher than ever. This could potentially lead to losses of millions of dollars to your company; alongside the ramifications of possible customer data breach liabilities.
2. Lack of Decentralisation
If your company’s data is stored in only one location, a natural disaster in the region where the data is located could put an end to your company’s operations.
Geographically concentrated networks are at a greater risk of a high-impact disaster than decentralised networks.
3. Malicious Actions by Insiders
Security threats aren’t limited to external ones; breaches can come from the inside, and they’re more common than you think. For instance, a terminated employee may attempt to expose the company’s sensitive data right before exiting.
Similarly, an external competitor or cyber-criminal may bribe one of the company’s employees in exchange for getting access to key data.
4. Human Error is Inevitable
Not all man-made disasters are intentional. Sometimes, an employee may accidentally give away your company’s sensitive data. It could be as simple as submitting credentials on the wrong website, forgetting the laptop somewhere, or a misconfiguration.
Disaster Recovery as a Service
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is a cloud-based service model that helps organisations protect and back up their data and IT infrastructure. In case of a natural or man-made disaster, the organisation would be able to recover its lost data through a third-party service provider.
Here are some of the benefits of opting for a DRaaS solution:
Less Costly Than Equipping a Secondary Site
Implementing a DRaaS solution can be much more cost-efficient than equipping a secondary site. In this scenario, you’d need to install the same hardware and software licensing for a successful failover from your main data centre to the secondary site, which can be quite costly.
With a DRaaS solution, you’ll be able to leverage the power of the cloud and back up your data with resource sharing, costing you much less money than implementing a duplicated IT infrastructure investment.
Faster and More Reliable Than Traditional Recovery Methods
DRaaS solutions allow you to recover your data and get up and running again quickly in the event of a disaster. Compared to traditional, in-house recovery solutions, DRaaS will help you recover your data much faster, typically in a matter of minutes.
Secured Data Centres
Keeping your organisation’s data secure can be challenging. A DRaaS provider will maintain high standards when it comes to data centre security, and data can be stored in the public or private cloud. Cloud providers incorporate measures like CCTV cameras, personal IDs, security-coded doors, electronic fencing, and more to ensure the safekeeping of the data.
Maintains Your Resources
Disaster recovery planning can be a resource-draining process for your in-house IT team, especially if this is on top of existing workloads. If you decide to manage your DR methods internally, you may need to increase your IT team, which can be more costly than outsourcing the whole process through a DRaaS provider.
Flexible and Granular Implementation
While conventional data recovery solutions use static systems, DRaaS solutions enable organisations to utilise a suitable number of Virtual Machines (VMs) based on their recovery requirements. They also make it possible to adjust the boot order depending on which systems must be recovered first.
A DRaaS solution will enable you to determine and set your RPO (Recovery Point Objective) and RTO (Recovery Time Objective) based on your recovery strategy.
Make saberVox your DRaaS Partner
At saberVox, we offer state-of-the-art cloud solutions and managed IT services for businesses of all sizes.
With saberVox as your DRaaS partner, you get:
- Fast set-up process
- No usage level boundaries
- Cost-effective solutions
- Top-notch security
- Zero inefficiencies
- Preset monthly budgets for IT services
- Hassle-free, Australian-based support