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Riding Out the Storm: Protect Your Data With DRaaS this Hurricane Season

Riding Out the Storm: Protect Your Data With DRaaS this Hurricane Season

As hurricane season approaches, businesses face the daunting task of safeguarding their critical data amidst the potential chaos. The impact of hurricanes extends beyond physical damage, posing a significant risk to valuable data. With 13 named storms forecasted between June 1 to November 30, 2023, it’s important to think ahead of this hurricane season and consider acting proactively with Thrive’s Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

Hurricanes unleash havoc, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. However, it’s not just physical structures that bear the brunt; business productivity can also be swept away, no matter if operations are in-person, hybrid, or fully remote. According to Gartner, the average cost of network downtime comes out to about $5,600 per minute, adding up to around $300,000 per hour. The financial implications of losing vital business data during a hurricane are a nightmare no organization wants to face.

Disaster Recovery as a Service, or DRaaS, comes to the rescue when the storm hits and a fast resumption of IT services is needed. Disaster recovery services act as a reliable guardian, ensuring the safety and availability of your data, even in the face of adversity. How does it work? DRaaS leverages automated processes to replicate your data and infrastructure in secure off-site locations, away from the hurricane’s path.

Why DRaaS Is Essential during Hurricane Season:
  • Swift Recovery: Time is of the essence during a crisis. DRaaS facilitates rapid recovery by offering near-instantaneous failover, enabling your business to resume operations swiftly and reduce downtime tenfold.
  • Data Integrity: Hurricanes pose a threat not only to physical infrastructure but also to data integrity. DRaaS ensures continuous data backups and storage in multiple locations, safeguarding your information and facilitating seamless recovery, even in the event of severe on-premises damage.
  • Cost Savings: The financial impact of hurricanes can be severe, with substantial post-disaster expenses. Adopting DRaaS not only protects your data but also your bottom line. By eliminating the need for costly hardware and infrastructure, as well as minimizing downtime and data loss expenses, DRaaS provides significant cost savings.
  • Compliance and Trust: In a data-driven world, regulatory compliance and maintaining customer trust are paramount. DRaaS solutions often incorporate built-in security measures and encryption protocols, ensuring data security and enabling compliance with industry standards and legal requirements.

Preparedness in the wake of hurricane season means safeguarding your data. With its ability to facilitate swift recovery, ensure data integrity, provide cost savings, and ensure compliance, Thrive’s DRaaS emerges as a critical tool in protecting your data during hurricanes and other disasters that may hit. By working with you to understand your Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO), the Thrive team can craft the right DRaaS solution for your business. 

Secure your data with DRaaS and fortify your business against the storms of uncertainty, contact Thrive today