DRaaS: Chances Are You Aren’t Going to Like Your Chances


Let’s talk natural disasters.

Natural disasters are no longer a rare phenom of an event. They have become expected parts of our daily lives. As seasons change, we brace ourselves for the next set wave of Mother Nature.

Fact: The United States is the second leading country when it comes to natural disasters.
Fact: The average economic loss due to natural disasters amounted to $232 billion worldwide in 2019.

Let’s talk human disasters.

Human error happens to the best of us. Whether we accidently cause it or maliciously cause it, we need to have a way to correct it.

Fact: Human error is the #1 cause of data loss and is incredibly common.
Fact: Human disasters accounted for $91 billion in revenue loss in 2018.

Let’s talk tech disasters.

Hardware or software failures can drive businesses to a grinding halt. Inability to access your IT system can result in time, effort and money. Business as usual must continue in times of failure.

Fact: Hardware failures make up 45% of downtime.
Fact: 22% of folders are not secure and are open to data threats.
Fact: In 2019, more than 39% of small and medium-sized businesses didn’t have an incident response plan.
Fact: A cyber-attack on any size business costed an average of $200,000 in 2019. 60% of those businesses closed within 6 months of being victimized.

Let’s talk pandemics.

Pandemics are the worst-case scenario for any business. They lead to a reduction in output capacity, reduction of consumption and a decrease in demand. They can end your business within a matter of days.

Fact: Over 100,000 small businesses have permanently closed due to COVID-19.
Fact: Nearly 39 million people have filed for unemployment over the last 9 weeks.
Fact: 16.2 million people have lost their health insurance thus far.

Information technology is the most important part of any business and it should be treated as a high priority when it comes to protecting it.

Myth: It takes 10 hours to recover from a disaster.
Reality: It takes 30 hours on average for a small to mid-sized business to recover.

Myth: Downtime won’t affect my business.
Reality: A mid-sized business loses an average of $100,000 an hour while down.

Myth: Any plan is better than no plan.
Reality: 1 in 3 businesses are unprepared for a disaster despite having a plan.

Myth: Disaster recovery plans are so expensive.
Reality: Much has changed in today’s modern world of DR and backup.

Disaster recovery plans come in many shapes and sizes; the key is to understand your priorities for daily business operations. You can do more than just backup. We are here to help you “get there” by protecting your business. Below are our Backup and Disaster Recovery bundles that keep your business safe and secure.

Basic level: LOCAL BACKUP with OFFSITE BACKUP COPY This is the basic Recovery at Rest option where your environment is protected with enterprise class backup server with a local copy and an offsite copy in case of an emergency.

Preferred: Reserve DRaaS This is a pay-as-you-go model where you get a true virtual replication and disaster recovery testing at a fraction of the cost of a full guarantee.

Premium: Active DRaaS This is a 100% reservation model to DR all your valuable virtual assets. You get virtual replication in a disaster recovery virtual cluster for testing as well as in the event of an emergency.

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