We are approaching that time of year when summer storms begin to brew and hurricane season has everyone wondering how the storms could impact businesses across industries. This may lead you to wonder if your company is prepared in case a natural disaster hits. Now is the time to get on top of it before it’s too late.
Don’t Wait – Plan Now
Being proactive and setting up a leadership team for developing a good plan is the beginning of a smart strategy for preparing for the worst. Everything from training your staff to monitoring your infrastructure to taking care of preventative maintenance should be part of the preparation.
If the goal is to avoid downtime, even if you’re in the thick of a natural disaster, then everything must be considered in the planning stage. Be sure to investigate backup options via cloud-based vendors who are geographically disparate.
Picking the Right Cloud Vendor
The best cloud vendors will have multiple data centers in different areas of the country where your data will be duplicated. Furthermore, they will have multiple energy sources should their main source go down.
Ask your potential cloud vendors if they have at least three backup sources of energy/fuel so you will have unfettered access to your data. Uninterrupted power supply technology, such as an N+1 configuration, is an example of how the best are ensuring constant supply.
Run Emergency Drills
To really know if you’re going to be covered in the event of a disaster, perform regular drills to determine where your strategy needs work.
As the landscape regarding technology evolves, so too should your disaster recovery plan. By regularly running drills, you’re going to get a better look at how it’s changing and what you need to do to make improvements. Preventative maintenance, whether in-house or with your cloud service provider, should also be part of the strategy so that your system is always updated and hardware is in working order.
Cloud technologies offer a significant improvement to the way we do business today. At Truth Comm, our cloud solutions give you a complete look at what’s possible in the cloud and what our clients might need. For example, cloud-based voice services, while helping you offload costs related to hardware and software, can also be of significant advantage as you assemble your disaster recovery plan. Contact us today to discuss how our solutions will fit your needs.