To focus on business, rather than IT risks, small and mid-sized businesses need to be able to protect and access their stored information and systems from anywhere, at any time. It’s known as business continuity, and this feature is what makes the most difference when you’re looking for a way to reduce IT costs, complexity, and risk.
Backup and recovery methods that do not include effective business continuity are incomplete and problematic. For example:
1. Tape has a physical media failure rate of at least 40%, and recovery points can be days old (or more, if not taken off site regularly). Even if the data is recoverable, it can take days to fully restore. Due to the unreliability and high degree of manual intervention, the high cost of so-called “inexpensive” tape just isn’t worth it for today’s businesses.
2. Online backup is just a storage target, not a solution to keep your business going strong during downtime. It doesn’t answer the problem of getting your applications and systems back up and running right away.
3. Multiple point solutions, or the “Build Your Own” concept, will end up being expensive and time consuming when you consider the soft costs of error-prone configurations and more complex management. Read more in the blog, Do-it-Yourself is for Bathrooms, not for Business Continuity.
Stop by and see Axcient at IT Nation, booth #204 to learn more about how our unified cloud solution delivers the peace of mind and continuity you and your customers need. And don’t miss my business-strategy focused breakout session on Friday, November 9th at 2:15 pm – Epic Business Lessons Learned from Disaster Movies: 5 actionable strategies that will transform your business productivity and bottom line.
READY TO PARTY LIKE IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD? Join Axcient on Friday night at 8pm at the House of Blues for a truly epic celebration. It might be the End of the World at our party, but we’ll make sure that it won’t be for your business. #AxcientParty