Choosing the right data center location to house your virtual infrastructure and data can be crucial to avoiding the debilitating costs of unplanned downtime. To the same token, choosing the wrong data center location may lead to serious issues. Here are four things to keep in mind as you evaluate a cloud service provider’s data centers and where they are located.
The popularity of cloud computing is growing among almost all industry verticals. Organizations are beginning to realize that cloud computing doesn’t just improve their IT functions, it provides cost savings and numerous other benefits, too. They now view cloud computing as a major gateway to success in more competitive marketplaces where the cloud can completely change the operations of the business. Here’s a look at how some industries are adopting cloud computing:
Implementing a disaster recovery plan can often be a daunting task. When it comes to ensuring the security and continuity of your business’s data, there are a lot of factors for companies to consider. Everything, from identifying risk areas to choosing a location to host the disaster recovery site, takes time money and resources that many companies do not have.
In today’s business environment, companies are dealing with threats left and right. Cyber attacks are on the rise leaving precious data (from financials to employee data to customer data) vulnerable to hackers, theft, and viruses. Not to mention human error and disasters that can create serious concerns for your business. Businesses are finding that the safe, secure, and reliable way to protect data is in the cloud. Backup as a Service (BaaS) has become an integral part of any data security plan due to growing threats, but also due to the ease and simplicity of moving backups off-site and away from harm. Below are the top use cases for BaaS:
There are lots of buzz words being thrown around these days in the technology space. One of these is “Big Data” and the name doesn’t leave much to imagination. As corporations try to absorb as much consumer information as possible, the amount of data being stored in cyberspace truly boggles the mind. But what do we do with this data?
Adding another “1” to the 3-2-1 rule
Remember the 3-2-1 data backup rule? You know, replicate to at least 3 copies of your data, store these copies on 2 different media (tape/disk/Cloud), and place at least 1 copy off-site/off-premise. Today, IT professionals are adding 1 more step. The backup rule is now 3-2-1-1. That extra “1” accounts for an air-gapped copy of your data.
Wildfires have been torching California and the west this summer. It goes to show that there’s no better time to think about a Fire Preparedness Plan that involves the Cloud. In fact, fire/drought account for the largest portion of natural disaster-related deaths in the United States, according to the PRB (Population Reference Bureau). Fires can be spontaneous; electric fires, wildfires, kitchen fires, and flammables can pose serious threats to your family, home and business. For your business’ vital data, the Cloud is a safe, secure, and compliant response to any disaster threat including a fire. Here’s how to prepare your workplace for a fire:
The increased prevalence and affordability of cloud computing has resulted in its utilization by companies in developing innovative solutions to risks they constantly face. One such risk is the disruption of business operations following a natural disaster. Companies with an onsite IT infrastructure often experience a delay in data recovery and restoration following a natural disaster.