Here’s something important to think about: how is your business continuity ensured if your critical infrastructure goes down for days? How about longer than that? One of the most common mistakes that we see in the remote IT services industry is the lack of communication between senior executives and their IT employees regarding the up-time periods the business should have.
Common business continuity scenario
We often get to hear a similar story from different prospective customers when they are asked the most bog-standard questions about their business continuity plan. Many business customers have shared that they back up their company data on a daily basis and the storage tapes are moved to a remote location. The next thing that comes up in the list of things ensuring continuity is the allowed downtime in this period of recovery. This is where the big discrepancy happens between expectation and reality. To get traditional computer systems up and running in real life, in case of no better alternative to ensuring business continuity, companies need to go through a whole week worth of downtime, sometimes more.
Why do you need to have a business continuity plan?
There is a multitude of IT disasters that happen to a business. A lot of these problems may seem insignificant but they could actually cost your company more in operational downtime and capital investments for new infrastructure. However, if an organization has a structured business continuity plan, to begin with, a lot of unnecessary costs can be spared and the recovery will take a lot less to complete.
Business continuity for all employees.
Having a disaster recovery strategy or a complete business continuity plan does not always mean that you have solved the puzzle! You need to consider what kind of options work perfectly for your business model and look after all the departments in the company. There’re a lot of service providers that focus on protecting the physical server locations from disasters, and that’s about it. Ideally, you would like a business continuity plan that speeds up the recovery process across the entire computing environment. Individual end-users must be considered in an effective strategy in order to make sure that the business continues completely undisrupted.
Cloud desktops to the rescue.
One thing that should come to mind immediately when thinking of business continuity is cloud desktop solutions.
You may or may not have heard about the connection between virtual desktops (deployed from cloud servers) and disaster recovery strategies, but they are in fact very closely related. Businesses can ensure better continuity thanks to cloud desktop solutions like DaaS (Desktop-as-a-Service) and solve all of their troubles in one go.
Cloud desktop providers like we-IT have centralized server locations across the whole world and as a client of ours, we will safeguard your information with advanced backup systems we run remotely. We make sure that your desktop operations run smoothly at all times while we monitor the performance of our infrastructure round the clock for possible glitches or power outrages. There’s no loss of critical data, no costly downtime, and loss of resources on new hardware and software. This is what makes DaaS such a great business continuity tool that requires no specific configurations or added efforts to your already heavy workloads.
Thanks to the affordability of this cloud computing platform , more and more companies of small and medium sizes are turning to DaaS as a way to give themselves better system security and improved continuity in the short or long term.
The last thing you should know about DaaS is that your data is never stored in only one data center location. We make sure that your information is safely captured in multiple locations so that you never experience any loss in its fullness and integrity.
Have you thought about cloud desktops as a way to tackle your business continuity yet?