Cloud backup can be accessed from new endpoints should old ones be destroyed.

Business continuity requires offsite flexibility

Stephen Perkins

There is an increasing concern these days regarding unplanned downtime. Whether brought on by a natural disaster or human error, the risk of a business encountering a serious obstacle grows with every day that goes by – especially if one has never occurred before.

Be it through fire or flooding, companies can lose their critical systems in seconds if they are not prepared. While there may be strategies in place for how to get the organization back to where it needs to be, there may be a lack of plans for what to do in the interim. Business continuity and disaster recovery are not the same thing. As such, different provisions must be made.

Offsite storage covers wide variety of situations
Within every company, there are essential assets that cannot afford to suffer from outages. From access to important documents to enterprise-specific applications, many aspects of day-to-day operations have to be available in the event of a disaster. 

This is where the cloud can be vital to the longevity of a business. By allowing redundancies to be maintained offsite and launched into a cloud setting, organizations can have many of their employees back to work in no time at all – even without the physical office available. Should a workplace be temporarily uninhabitable or destroyed altogether, cloud backup can be leveraged in an alternate location – and even be loaded onto new machines.

There was once a time when endpoints were considered to be the most crucial aspect of a business. That is to say, computers and servers themselves were what had to be protected. The modern climate of the technological landscape has changed that. Data is now considered the top security and recovery priority in enterprises all over the world. In light of this, companies need to invest in offsite backup to prevent the possibility of closing their doors forever.

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