A disaster recovery plan is crucial for all businesses, regardless of their size. If you want your business to survive any catastrophic event, whether it be a natural disaster, building fire or company network error or malfunction, it is important to plan ahead to ensure that your business will be able to recover as quickly and as seamlessly as possible.
Many businesses, especially those who have experienced a disaster without an adequate disaster recovery plan in place, are unnecessarily shelling out thousands upon thousands of dollars on their disaster recovery plans. Those who have learned the value of a disaster recovery plan the hard way know that it is far more cost effective to invest in a disaster recovery plan now than to have to deal with the chaos of a disaster head-on and unplanned for.
Luckily for your small business, you don’t have to break the bank in order to develop an effective disaster recovery plan tailored to the specific needs of your business.
Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery
IT disaster recovery methods are always being updated and improved so it is important to make sure that the disaster recovery plan that you choose to implement is scalable and able to change with these new technologies as they are developed. On the cutting edge of all disaster recovery plans is cloud-based-routing system, VXNet.
VXNet’s Cloud Based Routing solution allows you to effortlessly handle your company’s backup and recovery process with an RTO (Recovery Time Objective: how long it takes to get your information up and running) equal to the time since your last backup and your RPO (Recovery Point Objective: how recently your servers were last backed up) is controlled by you in a fully transparent system. You get to choose how often your data is backed up, putting you in control of your RPO. By implementing a disaster recovery plan with VXNet, your recovery process is simplified to powering on a snapshot and all routing to the new system is handled automatically and immediately. Even in cases such as power outages, natural disasters or any unexpected problems, end users will experience virtually no interruption.
If your small business (or big business!) utilizes VXNet’s cloud-based-routing system for your disaster recovery program then your primary site and backup site(s) don’t need to rely on external DNS servers switching over to know where your host has moved to if there is a failure. With VXNet, we move your IP addresses and so your identity stays the same and you’ll still be locatable by your original DNS information. By utilizing VXNet, your disaster recovery plan will provide you with high availability of your information, data center mobility and resilient Internet access. Also, your business continuity will be drastically improved and, in most cases, your employees and users won’t even notice that there was a system failure in the first place!
Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery is Affordable!
While the technical efficiencies and offerings of VXNet’s cloud based routing system are very impressive, practical and useful for your small business’ disaster recovery plan, the pricing is even better. Traditional disaster recovery plans utilize Global Site Load Balancers (GSLBs) which cost anywhere from $150k-$250k. By utilizing VXNet’s cloud-based system for Disaster Recovery, we’re moving your IP addresses to an unaffected location which means that not only do you not have to pay for these GSLBs or physical backup servers for each of your servers, you also don’t have to rely on the complexities of DNS or worry about the delays that are usually experienced with it.
Most companies don’t realize the importance of a well thought out and planned disaster recovery plan until it’s too late. At the end of the day, you can have a great system up and running for years without any issues and then all of your hard work could be lost if a disaster happens that you didn’t anticipate. Don’t let your small business fall victim to disasters or failures that are outside of your control, get your business and information protected today. It’s more affordable than you think and definitely more affordable than waiting until it’s too late! Click the link below or call our experts today to get your business protected!