Threats, risks, outages, failures, disasters … bad things happen. Having your business-critical systems unavailable for even a short period of time can have significant financial impacts. However, planning for all imaginable risk is impossible. As an IT leader responsible for ensuring the availability of the digital operations that support your business, you can’t do it alone. You need partners with assets and tools to help you protect the myriad of applications, platforms and data that run your business.
The costs of IT disaster recovery solutions can be high. For systems with low RPOs (Recovery Point Objectives) or RTOs (Recovery Time Objectives), maintaining a secondary data center site along with a private, low latency connection between locations to synchronize your applications and data can stress your budget. And most companies would rather preserve their capital for core business investments.
Data is increasing in value every day, and you need to protect it. Backing up data within your current business location or data center won’t cut it anymore. You’ve got to get it to a different location efficiently and cost-effectively, and you know you need to retire those outdated tape backup systems.
The cloud has emerged as an important option for IT disaster recovery solutions, but it requires connectivity between your local systems and possibly multiple cloud providers for a disaster recovery plan involving various applications.
With a variety of disaster scenarios to plan for, what you need is a set of capabilities that can be assembled in ala-carte fashion to meet your goals.