Expert Blog: The Value of Disaster Recovery
Author: Robert Jenkins, co-founder and CEO of CloudSigma
The world has had a pretty rough run of things in 2020. From wildfires to volcanic eruptions to locust swarms to a global pandemic. Disaster has officially struck. And the last thing that organizations want in the face of ongoing economic and global hardship is to worry about basic service provision.
Those organizations that had invested into public cloud were able to adapt to lockdown circumstances far faster than their on-premise counterparts. This is because they could rely on their existing, trusted partners to keep their operations running and they didn’t have to spend time worrying about remote data center access. They’ve been able to focus all their attention on the more strategic realities of running a business in a global environment wrestling with disruption.
They had the right disaster recovery systems and platforms and partnerships in place. But, even as the world moves towards the end of a fraught year, it’s not too late to build the right foundations for your organization as it faces an uncertain future.
Many of the hurdles that your organization faces today are scenarios that you could never have expected. You’ve been forced to react on the fly. This is particularly true when it comes to remote working – a reality that many companies are revisiting as restrictions are put back in place as the pandemic resurges. Organizations of all sizes have been forced to go remote and implement digital tools and technologies and procedures and processes so that teams can work effectively outside the office.
The brands that can adapt, and that can do so faster than the competition, are those that are now looking ahead at opportunities, not insurmountable challenges. This makes it critical for you to build the right foundations so you can handle the curveballs and the disruptions with relative ease and agility. Foundations that will allow you to position you brands on the right footing for the future.
These foundations include: the right partners, the right solutions, and the right approaches.
The Right Partners and Technology
When selecting a cloud partner, the technology is only one aspect of the process. What’s even more important is how transparent the partner is, understanding what they offer, and having insight into how they operate. It’s essential to tick each and every one of these boxes so that the solutions you build are relevant and sustainable.
Beyond transparency, you need flexibility. Your business won’t fit in the same mold as everyone else and yet there are service providers that build cookie-cutter solutions that are too rigid and just not relevant enough for your business. Flexibility is essential when approaching how you manage your specific needs and in how you select your cloud partner.
You don’t have to aim high. There’s no need to partner with the biggest cloud provider on the market. Rather partner with a company that’s transparent and flexible in their approach and that’s honest in its communication, services, capabilities and ability to deliver.
Remember, nobody is immune to failure. But you want to work with a company that will own its shortcomings and go the extra mile to fix them.
This is the perfect time to refresh your disaster recovery and business continuity plans and establish the right partnerships and foundations for growth. CloudSigma has an exemplary reputation for providing unparalleled scale and flexibility of deployment. Customers can mirror virtual or physical in-house infrastructure to the cloud to achieve high resilience with rapid data recovery and sync times at an affordable cost.
Find out more about CloudSigma and unpack further disaster recovery solutions on the Cloud28+ platform.