Extreme weather conditions are on the rise. With cold snaps, floods and forest fires causing problems for people and businesses across the UK. And, with climate change set to lead to more and more severe weather patterns, organisations who don’t want to suffer due to such events have to be prepared. The last thing you want is to lose all your computers and records in a flood or other natural disaster.
So, what can you do to help protect your business?
Put a disaster recovery plan in place
Today, data availability must be a critical part of your organisation’s disaster recovery and continuity plan. This includes makings sure that:
- All relevant and essential business data is backed up
- That your data backups are secure
- That your backups are as frequent as your business requires
- That the necessary people can get access to the information they need as quickly as possible following an incident
- That you have established processes in place for recovering data
- That the quality of data backups and recovered files is satisfactory.
A staggering 85% of IT professionals say that their organisations either have no disaster recovery plan in place, or are not confident in the ability of their disaster recovery plans to meet their goals.
Syncsort, State of Resilience survey, January 2018
Ensure data recovery following a crisis
One of the easiest and most effective solutions is to move to the cloud.
With the cloud, all your vital data is stored offsite in a secure data centre (assuming you use a reputable cloud provider). So, even if your office is lost due to a fire or flood, your data remains safe.
However, data that is stored in the cloud is still susceptible to cyber-attacks and accidental data deletion. So it’s important to use a trusted cloud provider with all the necessary disaster-recovery measures in place.
But it’s not enough to have all of your data saved somewhere secure. It should also be continuously backed up, and be restorable should a disaster happen.
In short, your data should be saved, backed up automatically, and these backups must be of good quality AND tested regularly to make sure they work.
Remote access to data
In addition to the benefits of data recovery, with the cloud people can work from home. So regardless of the weather they can access all the files and apps they need to do their jobs.
In fact, even without the worry about data disasters, the cloud’s ability to support mobile working is making it popular with organisations of all types and sizes. Find out why remote working has become so popular.
Why choose Cloud Geeni?
At Cloud Geeni, our cloud storage boasts best-in-class backup and recovery processes. Your files sit on a dedicated machine in a UK data centre, but they are also duplicated and backed up. If a failure occurs the backup will immediately cut across to its sibling. So there is no loss of service and no downtime.
Moreover, your data is replicated in near real-time over at another data centre – at a separate location – in case of unexpected events such as floods and fires. Every night your data is backed up again. And you can decide how many of these daily backups to keep.
What’s more, complying with an internationally recognised best practice framework, all our data centres are situated in the UK and are ISO27001 certified. This ensures that you are working with a trustworthy provider committed to safeguarding your data.
Our data centres are also fitted with fire detection and suppression systems, are temperature controlled to ensure optimum performance, and are protected by Iris recognition entry systems. They also have backup power supplies for independent running.
This means that we offer robust connectivity while making sure that your sensitive business data is protected at all times. So, with Cloud Geeni you never have to worry about losing critical business information. Your data is entirely recoverable should something go wrong.
For more information on how our cloud-based products and services can help your business, contact us today for an informal chat.