Many organizations think that disaster for a business datacenter equals hurricane, floods and other weather-related events. Research has shown this is simply not the case. Ransomware (Cryptolocker), internal human errors, bad hardware along with other “disasters” account for the majority of the causes of a datacenter outage. When a disaster strikes, businesses without a thorough disaster recovery solution strategy in place run the risk of losing more than just their valuable data. They can damage their customer’s loyalty and ultimately, do irreparable harm to their overall brand.
Whether it’s a routine server crash or a site-wide disaster, unplanned downtime comes with serious consequences. DRaaS can drastically reduce downtime from hours to minutes.
We hear about ransomware almost daily. A recent study of 540 companies in four countries found that 47% of companies surveyed had been a victim of a ransomware attack and 34% had lost revenue because of the attack. We can quickly recovery from a ransomware attack without ever having to pay the ransom.
Because we’re harnessing the power and scale of the cloud, instead of expensive, on-premise infrastructure, we can equip every organization with affordable failover and data protection.
Innovated Disaster Recovery backs up physical servers and virtual machines to local storage before it is replicated to the cloud. The cloud could be a private cloud, Williams Innovation’s cloud or a popular third party cloud, such as Google Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure or IBM Bluemix.
When a server crashes, or a file just needs to be restored, you can quickly restore recently backed up files locally or from the cloud. And in events – such as natural disasters – where both the primary server and the DR appliance are unavailable, then systems can be spun up in the cloud as a temporary center of operations until the primary servers can be restored. This hybrid approach enables you to spin up VMs locally or from the cloud, enabling your users to access their data and applications from a temporary production site, buying you time to fix the root problem.