The cost of a data center outage can puts a major dent in enterprise profits. In challenging economic times, the losses that come with downtime make the cost of an IT disaster recovery program a worthwhile expense.
According to a recent Business 2 Community report, organizations of all sizes have to carefully analyze their disaster recovery strategies and put measures in place to minimize the impact of an outage.
The news source explained that the cost of an outage can be extremely problematic for businesses, as an Aberdeen Group study estimated that downtime can cost as much as $138,000 per day.
To avoid the cost of downtime, organizations should ensure their disaster recovery strategy includes provisions for push-button failover, data replication, off-site recovery and bare-metal recovery. This combination of services protects data on multiple layers and also accelerates the entire data restoration process.
When it comes to off-site recovery, one popular option is to turn to a colocation provider. This service allows companies to back up their entire configuration and synchronize the primary and secondary facility. This enables them to switch over to the alternate data center in the event of an outage, avoiding any downtime.