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Is Your DRaaS Ready for a Zombie Apocalypse?

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It’s been 30 days since you’ve been overrun by zombies. In the movie World War Z starring Brad Pitt, they still had power, running water and some sense of order, so I’m going to start there.

Say it’s been a month and we’re all running crazy trying to survive. I think most of us would be questioning infrastructure.  If there’s any hope for civilization, it’s really that you have a realistic DRaaS plan. Seriously, say you’re a financial corporation or a healthcare institution. Where do you begin when people start to eat each other? Oh and if you’re a healthcare institution, YOUR plan is MUST!

Or maybe you’re an enterprise. I get that DRaaS might seem a little extreme if you feel like you may not want to replicate your data in case zombies come crashing into your office. But remember, you want to pick up where life left off before you ran away from your sleepwalking neighbor.

What do we know about DRaaS and how do we prepare for that? To prepare for a zombie attack (or maybe an earthquake, whichever comes first), we know we have to have a continual plan to replicate your physical or virtual servers through a third-party as a fail-safe way to protect yourself from a man-made or natural catastrophe.

When you’ve ensured that you have quick backup after those chaotic 30 days, your disaster recovery kicks in and you, as a medical institution, financial bank or the lady on the corner selling yarn for a living, fire it back up to get back to business. That’s after power, water and gas have been restored, of course. Three out of four businesses get a failing grade for disaster recovery. ensure you’re not one of them.

Does your business have a disaster recovery plan? If not, do you know how to prepare?

Here are three benefits you should know:

  1. Average downtime is reduced – Average cost of downtime for a small company is $8,000, for large enterprises it’s $700,000
  2. Faster recovery of mission-critical data, pull the most necessary components necessary for business continuity
  3. 95% of businesses experienced outages for reasons unrelated to natural disasters (ZOMBIES!) DRaaS provides protection that matches that of a large corporation. If you’re an SMB, DRaaS is not something strictly related to businesses with large volumes of data. Your infrastructure matters!

And just so you know, I’m not the only one with zombies on my mind. Amazon just recently wrote a zombie apocalypse clause into its terms, you can read more about it here.

02-11-2016

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