Today’s businesses don’t spend all their time thinking about the worst-case scenario. Still, with the number of natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires in just the last year alone, many companies are beginning to recognize that living without a disaster recovery plan is truly risky behavior.
It is an unfortunate lesson to have to learn the hard way, especially this hard way. But, natural disasters like hurricanes, floods or superstorms are dramatic examples of the value of cloud solutions when it comes to resiliency in the face of a catastrophe, and the ability to recover and resume operations as quickly as possible. Let's look at some of the ways that how cloud solutions can help rebound after the unforeseen:
Hosted Virtual Desktops
Like my local copy of Microsoft Office, I also tend to keep my data stored locally on my laptop's hard drive. Though it seems convenient at the time, but in case of any hurricane or flood there are fair chances that my laptop will not survive. Using hosted virtual desktop means that my data lives in the cloud, and can be accessed from anywhere, anytime, using any device.
Hosted Virtual Servers
Hosting servers in the cloud means having those servers at a safe distance from any disaster. Also cloud service provider like dinCloud has more redundancy of network connections, mirrored sites and other precautions to ensure access under adverse conditions. Hosted virtual servers make backup and recovery easier with virtual machine’s hard drive image file, and give the ability to restore the virtual machine to its original state by simply restoring a single file.
Cloud Storage and Backup
Many companies fail to backup critical systems on a periodic basis at all, but it is even more unfortunate when an organization has taken the time to create the backups, but the backups end up getting destroyed at the same time as the servers and data their backing up. Using cloud storage and backup solutions give you peace of mind that, when the dust settles and you're ready to rebuild your systems and resume normal operations, and your backup data will be there for you.
When it comes to setting up a cloud-based backup solution, you should ensure that it’s trustworthy. “Failproof” sounds good on paper, but the truth is not all clouds are created equally. Therefore, choosing the right cloud service provider for your backup and disaster recovery solution can be a tricky decision, and a number of key factors must be considered.
With business provisioning, your entire business is hosted in the cloud – not just a desktop, not just a server. This way, in the event of a disaster, or just a need to work from a secondary site – a dinCloud customer has resilience in their entire business – not just getting their data back. It’s a unique way to look at cloud services, and we think you’ll find this approach more in line with running a resilient business.