Having a back-up and disaster recovery plan is crucial and not just for enterprises. There is no discrimination when it comes to data breaches. Based on some findings in the US last year, downtime that lasts for one hour can cost small companies as much as $8,000. Mid-size companies will spend around $74,000 and large enterprises over $700,000 for an hour of downtime.
Statistics constantly show that not investing in business continuity planning may have a high price tag. And yet some 65% of all businesses currently have no backup or recovery solution in place!
Only 35% of Businesses Have Data Protection in Place
Analysts Forrester and Gartner have reported that 60% of businesses regard data backup or recovery as a critical priority. But only 35% of businesses are actually already have any form of this data protection in place. Data volume continues to increase with big data, cloud computing, BYOD and IoT data piling up on company networks. It remains a huge challenge for businesses to protect their own data.
Disasters can occur in a number of ways:
- Natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and hurricanes, whilst less common, can be devastating.
- Cybercriminals have been on the rise focusing on companies of all sizes with malware and ransomware attacks.
- Systems can fail and no solution is guaranteed to be 100% perfect.
- Of course, human error can also occur. Indeed, it’s responsible for about 80% of disasters.
StorageCraft Backup Software: Complete Data Protection
StorageCraft is the best partner you can have when looking at a safe and reliable backup solution. It works both on-premises and in the cloud, and can protect all hybrid Linux and Windows environments. With the most recent aquisition of Exablox, StorageCraft can also accommodate enterprise infrastructure business needs. Exablox produces scale-out flash storage appliances that are easy to deploy and scale. Each Exablox machine comes with free licenses of StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX.
StorageCraft will offer a complete line of products that are suited for any business case: both a powerful imaging backup solution and a file-based backup solution for mobile workforce. It enables any customer to recover from any disaster, anytime and anyplace.
Parts of this article have been published in the November 2016 issue of The Future Business Magazine, published by Exertis technology distributor.