New technologies bring new challenges. When your data is critical to the daily operations of your organization, unexpected downtime can cost your business big dollars.
That’s why it’s becoming increasingly important to develop a holistic disaster recovery strategy that will allow you to quickly and efficiently restore the IT systems critical to business functions.
A comprehensive strategy is a crucial aspect of your business continuity plan. It should make use of people, processes, policies and technologies, while taking into account geographical disasters (such as tornados, floods, hurricanes) and the possibility of attacks from computer viruses. These are all potential disasters that would require recovery.
While many business leaders want and need disaster recovery services, the challenge is that they sometimes skip the internal “cost versus risk” discussion before purchasing the services. With a little bit of planning, a smart business recovery strategy can help minimize your financial loss and downtime after a disaster.
In a recent live webcast, Rackspace Enterprise Cloud Strategist Paul Croteau fielded tech questions and explained how we can help you create your own disaster recovery plan for the systems you host on Rackspace infrastructure.
To learn how to calculate your company’s downtime costs, check out a full video recording of the webinar.