Your organization’s data is money unaccounted for on the balance sheet, and it must be protected. A secure production site with no single point of failure goes a long way, but disaster recovery is the insurance that keeps you running in case of a fire, cyber attack, or accidental database wipe. Many factors, most importantly cloud economics, have been a driving factor in the growth of disaster recovery, making it imperative to business continuity.
You need simple data protection. There are a few things to look for, including a provider whose economy of scale and economy of knowledge you can leverage. What else should you look for in a provider?
As a technical architect, I’ve had a lot of experience working with different technologies and understanding what clients need to keep their operations running. Below is what I think is the most important criteria when evaluating potential hosting providers.
When it comes to hiring the right data protection provider, nothing can be overlooked. If you pick someone who offers more than just Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), you’ll save money and many hours scrambling to contact your other vendors when you suddenly need extra resources for your stacks. If you follow each of my considerations, at the end of the day, you’ll find yourself with a true business partner, not just a data protection vendor.
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