Hurricane Sandy has many Rethinking Cloud Strategy
Hurricane Sandy is hitting the east coast hard. Businesses are shut down and homes are threatened by the impending disaster. For years MSP and IT solution providers have been spreading the message to businesses to get ready for just such an event. Most of this preparedness has come in the backup and disaster recovery (BDR) space.
Though BDR’s are a great tool to potentially save information and allow equipment once back online to be recovered, new cloud solutions that eliminate the majority of needed onsite equipment combined with a good backup plan may provide a better answer for businesses for a number of reasons.
With many businesses owners fleeing the east coast for drier climates and to get out of harms way, cloud solutions are allowing business owners to continue running their offices from wherever they are. Products such as hosted exchange and virtual backups can assure the safety and integrity of information, all while allowing access from any location the business owner may be.
Natural disasters occur in every part of the country whether they are hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, or any other type of disaster. The key for any business is to be prepared, and implementing a cloud strategy helps businesses do just that. It is important when choosing a cloud enabled vendor to confirm that the vendor has multi location backups and redundant data centers. This is important especially in natural disaster scenarios where a data center may be affected if multiple fail overs are not part of the solution.