The importance of having a solid BCDR strategy is no less important to a small business than it is to a large enterprise. It can be argued it is more important due to the inability of a smaller business to bear the consequences of loss of income and brand damage that will most likely be incurred.
Undoubtedly though the consequence to any business of losing their business critical systems is a major disaster.
Making a case for business continuity can be difficult with the only real way to measure ROI being after you’ve gone down. Although every business wants five 9s, the reality is that it’s extremely expensive. And at the end of the day, not every workload is absolutely mission-critical.
An effective business continuity strategy balances cost and risk through the determination of which workloads must operate continuously and which are less of a priority. As part of this business impact analysis, ask what an acceptable level of downtime is. For instance, do you have workloads or business processes that won’t impact operations if they go down for an hour? Or whose impact will be minimal if they go down for a day?
The best approach is to have a single source with a proven record for providing companies with operational stability. With comprehensive portfolio of network, data center, cloud and dedicated hosting capabilities for business continuity and disaster recovery solutions that can be tailored to meet any business requirements.
An ideal provider will have ALL of the following:
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