Have you noticed the intensity of the squirrel population recently? These tiny critters are feverishly gathering acorns in preparation for what is anticipated to be a very brutal winter. According to the 2016 Farmer’s Almanac, a catastrophic winter is in store for the northeast complete with plenty of snow and freezing temperatures. It might not be a bad idea to take a page out of the squirrel’s handbook and prepare your business for the upcoming season.
According to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) an estimated 65% of US businesses are located in areas that regularly suffer from natural disasters (California, Texas, New York, Florida, Washington—no coincidence that these are the same five states that lead the pack in FEMA disaster declarations). The NSBA also found in its 2013 Small Business Disaster Survey that almost 75% of small business owners do not have a disaster recovery (DR) plan.
Don’t be alarmed, as long as you follow our advice, your technology should be ready to withstand any upcoming storm, severe weather, and even man-made disasters that may head your way. We recommend taking the time to develop a disaster recovery plan to protect your organizations environment. Our recommendation: Azure Site Recovery!
Microsoft Azure Site Recovery brings a disaster recovery solution to everyone, regardless of the size or industry of your organization, ensuring business continuity no matter what situation arises. The disaster recovery plan can be as simple or as advanced as your business requirements demand, ensuring business continuity and protecting data, your reputation, and most importantly, the bottom line should be the number one issue you tackle as we head into the winter season.
Azure Site Recovery:
- Easy, automated protection and DR in the cloud.
- Automate the orderly recovery of services in the event of a site outage.
- Customize networks by mapping virtual networks between the primary and recovery sites, and test DR plans whenever you want without disrupting the primary location.
- Site Recovery monitors the state of your protected instances continuously and remotely from Azure.
Most network downtime issues are preventable, which is why we offer proactive maintenance programs that provide the attentive expertise required to maintain the highest levels of network performance. Schedule your FREE IT Assurance Audit with us now. Microsoft will pay us to perform this service for you, so don’t be left in the cold, join our group of Managed Clients today.