How Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service Can Stop Your Business from Losing $686,250 Per Hour

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Disruption Defined: Your One Must-Read for Cloud-Enabled Disaster Recovery Success

Disaster recovery planning (DRP) is crucial to the success of every business that has IT as a part of the infrastructure. This is best illustrated by an Aberdeen study which found that an hour of downtime can cost a business upwards of $686,250[1]. The same study found that within the next year, businesses face a 56% chance of downtime, costing as much as $1 million.

In today’s world of disruptive change and exponential IT growth, DRP is becoming a larger, more complex beast than ever before:

  • As businesses increase their reliance on IT, costs associated with downtime increase
  • Larger IT infrastructures require larger back-ups, making the cost of on-premises DRP prohibitive
  • DRPs needs to be tested frequently to ensure that back-ups and current systems align and failover will be successful
  • It’s not just infrastructure that’s growing; the increase in the complexity of IT system means that your DRP requires a larger team with a specialized skillset maintaining it

The solution? Disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS). With a cloud-enabled DRP, you eliminate the need to store all of your back-ups on-premises. This not only reduces the up-front cost of server databases, but also reduces the operational expense of maintaining them. With a team of professionals managing your DRP, DRaaS enables your IT team to focus on their core competencies, without distraction. A competent cloud provider will carry out and automate testing protocols, ensuring peace of mind in the event of a disaster.

But migrating your DRP to the cloud isn’t a straightforward process. There are many systems to consider, and every business faces a unique set of challenges when implementing a cloud-based DRP/DRaaS solution. This is why TeraGo wrote Disruption Defined – What Your Business Needs to Know About Moving to the Cloud.

Written for IT and line-of-business professionals, Disruption Defined is a comprehensive overview of the benefits and risks of moving your DRP to the cloud. Based on research done in collaboration with the IDC, Disruption Defined includes the three questions every CEO and Board of Directors need to answer to keep pace and to scale at a global level, and examines the best-practices for cloud solution implementation. It includes a checklist and accompanying step-by-step exercises that you and your team can go through to ensure that your business is prepared to take the journey to the cloud.

Disruption isn’t coming; it’s already here. Don’t get left behind.

To download Disruption Defined – What Your Business Needs to Know about Moving to the Cloud, Click Here.

For more information on how you can benefit from using TeraGo as a cloud provider, Click Here.

 

[1] Playing Russian Roulette with Poor Disaster Recovery Plans http://v1.aberdeen.com/launch/report/knowledge_brief/8882-KB-disaster-recovery-roulette.asp

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