What to Consider When Creating a Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Plan

More than half of businesses that suffer the loss of critical data soon fail. Since you’re reading about creating a cloud-based disaster recovery plan, you’ve probably considered this already.

According to SmallBizTrends, 60 percent of businesses suffering data loss close their doors within six months. The loss of productivity, critical client information, momentum, security, and trust can be overwhelming, particularly for a small- to medium-sized business.

While most business owners understand that data loss is a part of life, most businesses are unprepared for losing data.

Since you are taking steps to go against this trend, let’s look at reasons to consider a cloud-based backup solution.


Peace of Mind

A cloud-based backup system provides many benefits, one of which is peace of mind. Disaster recovery is not an area in which to make shortcuts. Affordable but robust cloud backups will help you sleep at night.


Keep Mission-Critical Data Off-Site

One of the major advantages of cloud-based backups over on-site solutions is that the data is off-site. If a disaster affects the physical location of your business, your critical data will be safe.

Since your cloud backup will be accessible from anywhere, you can get your business up and running again, very quickly, in a new location.


Cloud Solutions are Scalable

Using cloud technology for your backups makes your system scalable. If your business is growing or experiencing a lull during a quiet season, your data storage requirements will change too. With cloud technology, your resources can be adjusted to match your needs. You only need to spend what you are using.


Before settling on a backup system:

  • analyze your company, its data, and the potential disasters that are most likely according to such factors as your industry and your location.
  • Take an inventory of important data.
  • Plan what will happen in a disaster. Make sure that these are clear, written procedures and that they include cloud-based disaster recovery.


Disasters are infrequent, but they do happen. The key thing is to be prepared before your business is under threat. When it comes to keeping your business safe and secure with robust cloud-based backup technology, we can help.

We can analyze your needs and work with you to create the disaster recovery plan that will keep your business running no matter what hits your network or location. Give us a call today.

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