In todays world, it is virtually impossible for an individual or a company to go about day-to-day activity without accumulating data. Companies, comprised of many individuals, have an increased risk rate as every second passes if they do not have a disaster recovery solution in place. Unless disaster strikes, backup is not necessary. For this reason, many businesses skimp or cut corners to cut costs. In actuality, only 50% of businesses have a backup procedure in place.
The Downside and Cost of Downtime
The staggering numbers presented in the infographic below show what your company really has to lose without a fast, secure and reliable recovery system set in place. With our ever-increasing reliance on data, it is important to invest in pre existing data to advance business and individual endeavors. Company partnerships, revenue and employee performance are all negatively impacted when digital infrastructure experiences downtime. The longer downtime is experienced, the higher the monetary and intellectual repercussions can be.
Causes of Downtime
Disaster can strike in a variety of different ways. Throughout the past year, media outlets have highlighted extensive hacks with catastrophic results for the companies involved. These sometimes unavoidable failures can be through human error, natural disasters or system failure. The percentages provided show the imperative nature of investing in a backup solution, such as a dedicated server.
Migration to a Cloud Server
With organization websites encountering an average of 13 unplanned downtimes per year – many caused by operational failure – companies are looking into new ways to manage an ever-increasing data load. Cloud storage allows the security and reliability of the data to be the sole focus of a third party. IT departments can become overwhelmed with the daily requirements of the job and migration to an off-site server not only allows for peace of mind but also recovery at a moments notice, no matter what caused the error.