Overcoming On-Premises Server Backup and Recovery Challenges When Access Isn’t Possible

MAY 7TH, 2020

With the business climate in flux, you’re probably one of the many businesses affected by lockdowns and changes in our social behavior. That means you’re already facing plenty of challenges. But there’s one area you may not have considered, and it’s critical. Ask yourself the question: What happens if my on-premises servers go down and access to my server room by my IT people just isn’t possible? That goes beyond COVID-19. Maybe there’s a power failure. Or a drive goes down and because of manufacturing delays, a replacement is days or weeks from shipping.


While we all look to a future when today’s pandemic is behind us, there are still plenty of disasters—hurricanes, fires, earthquakes, and on and on—that can strike a painful blow at any time. If your remote workers can’t access their files, productivity will come to a screeching halt, and any delay in recovery will be costly. How costly? According to IDC, the average hourly cost of an infrastructure failure is $100,000 per hour. So, literally, every second counts.

Never worry about on-premises access again

Whatever the disaster is that prevents server access and brings your business down—whether it’s a power failure, a server crash, or a global pandemic—it’s time you made sure you have a rock-solid, reliable data protection and disaster recovery solution in place. That’s even more important now, because if disaster strikes, your IT people may not be able to access your servers. That’s where StorageCraft ShadowXafe and StorageCraft Cloud Services Premium saves the day. ShadowXafe backup and recovery software offers a single cross-platform solution that protects mixed, hybrid environments, ensuring your on-premise business systems and data are always protected. Combined with StorageCraft Cloud Services Premium, this approach ensures that not only is your data safe inside StorageCraft’s scalable, fault-tolerant cloud, it can also be recovered immediately, remotely, without ever stepping foot in a server room.

Disaster Recovery as a Service for total business continuity

For ultimate security and fast recovery consider StorageCraft Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). StorageCraft DRaaS ensures that all your data—apps, systems, structured, and unstructured—is backed up in the StorageCraft disaster-recovery cloud and easily recovered. With StorageCraft DRaaS you can access data stored in the cloud from anywhere, so your business can keep running, no matter what. An optional premium cloud feature even lets you pre-stage site-wide failover processes so you can test or execute a failover with a single button. And recovery is flexible—from files and folders and machine virtualization to instant failover of an entire site and network—quick, and easy. Most important, with StorageCraft DRaaS you don’t need any technical on-premise intervention to keep your business running, and you don’t have to worry too much about hardware delays caused by global events like today’s pandemic.

Cloud backups for Microsoft 365, Office 365, and G Suite from Google

You may think your Microsoft 365, Office 365, and G Suite data is always backed up and available. That’s not quite the case. Microsoft and Google plainly state that your data is only available for 30 days and may not be able to be restored on a granular level. StorageCraft Cloud Backup solves that problem because once set up, backups are taken automatically—for every device connected to your network. So, whether its accidental overwrites or deletions, sync issues, malicious deletes, virus infections, or ransomcloud attacks, your data is always secure and available. Better yet, you can recover the version of a file or folder that you need, in its original format, instantly from the cloud, from anywhere, via an easy-to-use web interface, with no on-premise support required.

Prepare for a new normal

No one knows what’s ahead as we move beyond the pandemic. Regardless, now is the time to prepare for a new normal, and a good place to start is moving beyond outdated technologies and implementing backup and recovery solutions where access is never a problem, your data is highly secured, and disaster recovery is fast and easy. Learn more at StorageCraft.com.

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