Most businesses are aware that a crisis could happen to them at any given time. But very few really acknowledge the facts and prepare for it properly. The cost of being unprepared is high: the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration recently stated that 93% of businesses that lost their data center for ten days or more went bankrupt within just one year.
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Crisis can come in many forms – and with many costs. Hurricane Sandy is estimated to have caused $20 billion in insured losses and $50 billion in total economic damage. Manmade disasters, such as the DDoS attacks that have hit headlines in recent years are just as serious – and it’s not just big businesses that are vulnerable to them. 72% of known hacker incidents target companies with under 100 employees.
Today, businesses can’t afford to be without a disaster recovery (DR) plan.
One of the main challenges is that DR and business continuity is often perceived as a continual cost with no immediate return. Traditionally, an effective DR strategy has been out of reach for mid-sized companies with smaller budgets and IT environments.
Advances in virtualization and cloud-based solutions open up broad opportunities for low-cost, high reliability business continuity and DR strategies for organisations of all sizes.
To learn more about DR strategy and to find out about our solutions, take a look at our short guide below and check out our new eBook, How Virtualization is Key to Managing Risk.