A disaster recovery strategy is necessary for ensuring the integrity and availability of a company’s data in the event of a disaster. A delay in data recovery after a disaster can lead to severe financial losses for the affected company; studies indicate that companies can lose anywhere from $100,000 to $1 million per hour following a data outage. With potential losses this high, it’s essential that a company has a solid disaster recovery plan in place to restore data and minimize downtime after a disaster.
A key component of a good disaster recovery strategy is the establishment of secondary data backup sites. While organizations previously operated multiple data sites at disparate locations as part of their disaster response strategy, the current recommended trend is to use a hybrid cloud. In a study done by IDG, 56% of IT professionals maintained that the hybrid cloud enhanced their disaster recovery strategy.
A hybrid cloud is a mix between a public cloud and a private on premises data infrastructure or cloud (see Private vs Public vs Hybrid: Understanding the Difference). This offers companies greater flexibility and agility in how they use their data. Data can be exchanged between the public and private platforms depending on its needs and circumstances. There are several applications available that facilitate the transfer of data between both platforms.
The use of a hybrid cloud as part of a disaster recovery strategy confers several benefits, some of which include:
At Otava, we believe that every company should have a disaster recovery strategy in place in the event of an unanticipated disaster. Having been in business for over 30 years, we pride ourselves in our expertise of disaster recovery solutions for all kinds of businesses. We have experts on hand ready to set up a hybrid cloud disaster recovery solution for your business so that you can be up and running in no time after a disaster. For more information about setting up a hybrid cloud disaster recovery solution, contact us today.
Otava provides the secure, compliant hybrid cloud solutions demanded by service providers, channel partners and enterprise clients in compliance-sensitive industries. By actively aggregating best-of-breed cloud companies and investing in people, tools, and processes, Otava’s global footprint continues to expand. The company provides its customers in highly regulated disciplines with a clear path to transformation through its effective solutions and broad portfolio of hybrid cloud, data protection, disaster recovery, security and colocation services, all championed by an exceptional support team. Learn more at www.otava.com.