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


Let’s talk natural disasters.
Fact: Natural disasters are up more than 400% in the last two decades.
Fact: The United States is the second leading country when it comes to natural disasters.
Fact: They caused $330 billion in losses worldwide in 2017 alone.

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.

Let’s talk human disasters.
Fact: Human error is the #1 cause of data loss.
Fact: Human disasters in the US accounted for $8 billion in loss in 2017.

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

Let’s talk tech disasters.
Fact: Hardware failures are the #1 cause of downtime.
Fact: 80% of your business “failures” will be hardware related.
Fact: On average, software corruptions affect 1 in every 1500 files.
Fact: 1 out of every 2 small businesses reported being the victim of a cyber-attack, with the average cost of each cyber-attack exceeding $20,000.

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.

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 company to recover.

Myth: Downtime won’t affect my business.
Reality: A mid-sized business loses an average of $74k 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 sizes and shapes; the key is just to understand your priorities for daily business operation. You can…and should…do more than just backup!

Involta Offers 3 Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) bundles to help protect your business:

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.

To learn more about these three levels, download the DRaas Services Paper.

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Statistic Sources: Oxfam, UK Information Commissioner’s Office, the Insurance
Information Institute, National Small Business Association, Aberdeen Group

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