2.7 min readBy Published On: April 21, 2020Categories: Cloud Technology News

Disaster recovery is just one part of what makes business continuity such a valuable asset.

In today’s uncertain business environment, being prepared for disaster to strike can mean the difference between long-term success and abrupt failure.

There are hundreds of scenarios that can put your business in peril, from technological errors like volume or file system corruption to natural disasters like fires, earthquakes, and floods. Organizations that invest in their resiliency against these threats are well-prepared to ensure business continuity regardless of the situations thrown their way.

Destruction of data is the common thread among these threats. While the property is replaceable, data is not. Organizations that lose access to their data – even temporarily – suffer extraordinary consequences. Nine out of ten companies will experience some kind of downtime event. On average, a single hour of downtime costs $8000 for a small company, $74,000 for a mid-sized business, and $700,000 for a large enterprise – and that’s assuming they didn’t permanently lose any data as a result!

Business Continuity Best Practice: Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS)

Business continuity is a discipline that includes every element of planning and preparing for unexpected, business-threatening contingencies. It incorporates disaster recovery alongside other disciplines to ensure smooth business operation in spite of whatever challenges may come along.

Disaster recovery solutions need to be able to handle a wide variety of threats:

  • Fires
  • Floods
  • Fraud
  • Cybercrime
  • Ransomware
  • Power failures
  • Human error
  • Terrorist acts
  • And yes, even global pandemics.

Organizations that invest in DRaaS can gain access to their data even when their physical office is off-limits. With an appropriately powerful business continuity system in place, they can load their entire business infrastructure off of their vendor’s cloud-enabled platform and work from home.

SMB Solutions Trusts Datto for Best-in-Class Data Recovery

Our partnership with Datto ensures that our MSP customers enjoy comprehensive access to their data and infrastructure whenever they need it. Whether sending employees home as a result of social distancing measures or responding to devastating natural disasters, Datto’s Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service model ensures that business can go on as usual in even the most extreme environments.

Datto uses three technologies to provide state-of-the-art protection to its partners and customers:

  • Datto SIRIS. This single platform offers businesses a disaster-proof repository for their local, virtual, and cloud environments. It includes all of the data they process and makes it immediately available to users.
  • Datto ALTO. This technology specifically addresses the needs of small businesses. It uses an image-based backup process and saves user data to an ultra-secure hybrid cloud. Enterprise-grade business continuity is now available at a price small businesses can afford.
  • Datto NAS. Datto’s Network-Attached Storage platform is a smart, scalable solution for organizations that need easily accessible, hot-swappable recovery drives. Cloud-managed business continuity is possible with NAS physical architecture.


Business Continuity on Demand for MSP Customers

SMB Solutions is offering its customers Datto backed business continuity services as part of its Managed Service Provider package. Now, leaders can equip their organizations with the tools they need without having to painstakingly purchase and implement every single technology in their stack manually. Talk to our team today and find out how we can help you streamline technology for your business!

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