Why a Business Continuity Cloud Matters for Your Business


Downtime is a money drain. And now it’s more expensive than ever, with a recent ITIC study indicating that hourly downtime costs exceed $1 million can reach more than $5 million. That doesn’t include any legal fees, fines, or penalties, either. In the same study, 91 percent of organizations said that a single hour of downtime that takes mission-critical server hardware and applications offline costs more than $300,000 due to lost business, productivity, and remediation efforts alone. Another study showed that 40 percent of small businesses experienced eight or more hours of downtime after a cyberattack, causing an average of $1.56 million in losses. These downtime costs make a clear case for building business continuity into your disaster recovery (DR) plans. So, what should you look for in a business continuity solution? Put a purpose-built business continuity cloud at the top of your checklist.

Designed for Hybrid Multi-Cloud Infrastructures

Powered by a proven, unified, cloud-based management interface, Arcserve Business Continuity Cloud helps you protect your entire IT ecosystem—including your applications and systems—with backup, disaster recovery, high availability, and email archiving technologies. That’s the case regardless of whether systems and apps are on-premises or in a cloud so that you can eliminate downtime and data loss in any location.

Meet Current and Future IT Needs

Whether you’re migrating workloads to a public or private cloud, need advanced hypervisor protection, or have to meet sub-minute RPOs and RTOs, Business Continuity Cloud offers the support you need. Point tools may protect some of your systems and applications, but Arcserve offers technologies that support every IT platform, from UNIX to x86 to clouds. A single, web-based management console gives you a seamless experience as you eliminate gaps in your business continuity strategy with one solution. You can also lower your total cost of ownership (TCO) and could cut time spent on data protection activities in half by managing all of your processes from one place. And Business Continuity Cloud was designed to evolve with your business, efficiently scaling with a pay-as-you-grow structure—without adding additional tools.

Data and System Backup and Recovery Made Easy

Business Continuity Cloud makes it simple to back up all of your systems by setting up policies that fit your specific requirements—disk-to-cloud, cloud-to-disk, cloud-to-cloud, and so on. And you can target all kinds of backup storage, including the Arcserve cloud, disk, tape, and public clouds. You also get choices when it comes to recovery, including spinning up instant virtual machines (VMs) for on-demand recovery in minutes. Other options include Virtual Standby for quick failover to a constantly updated VM, bare-metal recovery to dissimilar hardware including UEFI and Secure Boot, and granular recovery for files, folders, emails, and SharePoint documents.

Prevent Downtime and Support Compliance

Business Continuity Cloud is the only integrated, cloud-native, cloud-based, and cloud-ready business continuity data protection solution. That means you can eliminate downtime, even in complex, multi-generational IT infrastructures. You can also automatically test and validate your recovery ability, including providing granular reports to key data protection stakeholders. Business Continuity Cloud also simplifies legal discovery and audits, strengthening corporate and regulatory compliance to meet stringent global and industry requirements.

Transform Your IT Transformation

Whether you’re early on or well underway in your digital transformation, now you can safely move large volumes of data to and from the cloud without draining bandwidth. And with its unmatched multi-cloud and cross-cloud data protection capabilities, Business Continuity Cloud is well worth a closer look. Contact us for more details or to schedule a demo.