Digital disruptions are becoming the norm in technology, but not all disruptions are created equal. While some, such as technology advancements and innovation, can benefit organizations through time and cost savings, other disruptions can pose huge financial risk.
Consider if a natural disaster strikes and causes a power outage to your production line. Or if a cyberattack infiltrates your organization’s network and your system is down for hours. Can your data and applications be accessed quickly enough to mitigate a hit to your bottom line?
Many companies today are moving more workloads to the cloud to benefit from economies of scale and ultimately avoid the devastating major hiccups that can significantly impact their ability to make transactions. Migrating may seem intimidating, but in many cases, the benefits of implementing a cloud strategy far outweigh the risks. Keep these three in mind when implementing a cloud platform for backup or disaster recovery:
- A single point of view – when workloads are decentralized across several geographic locations, unexpected mishaps can quickly escalate into serious disasters. The cloud can help protect against data loss and downtime and provide a single point of view for disaster recovery testing.
- Optimize storage and manage data easier – purpose-built cloud backups not only provide speed and security, they can optimize and significantly reduce your overall storage footprint. Technologies such as global source-side deduplication are performed at the “source,” before data is transferred to reduce redundancies, save on bandwidth and storage, and corresponding costs. Backups are faster and easier to complete, freeing up time even as data volumes continue to grow.
- Validate your processes – a centralized cloud backup can allow organizations to back up data over a monthly, yearly or hourly basis across all points, providing valuable insights into whether operations are completed correctly and efficiently.
Despite the benefits of moving to the cloud, some organizations are hesitant to make the leap. But implementing a cloud platform for backup or disaster recovery doesn’t need to be daunting! With solutions that support integration among any number of devices and platforms into the cloud, your IT team can mitigate the headaches often associated with migration and be well on your way to keeping operations running smoothly – even in the face of disaster.