Something at the top of most IT professionals’ minds, besides Cloud computing, is business continuity and disaster recovery. Today we launched a new solution that addresses the most critical concerns of any business; uptime and application availability. Called the Critical Availability Service or CAS for short, this solution is a combination of complimentary managed hosting services bundled with excellent support and an aggressive SLA. CAS is designed to provide business continuity for businesses that have applications and systems that cannot be offline for any amount of time.
There are really two types of disasters that can affect organizations:
Catastrophic. These events are typically environmental (weather, geological) in nature but regardless of the cause are always widespread and well documented. The vast majority of disaster recovery budgets are allocated to addressing outages associated with Catastrophic events and for that reason are typically allocated across an organization’s entire technology infrastructure without consideration for a specific application’s impact on a company.
Clinical. Clinical disasters typically only affect a small number of companies and are often caused by human error or some sort of malicious event. These events are every bit as devastating to the operation of the company but due to their unique nature are seldom, if ever, explained or even documented. The result is that each affected company’s customers may change supplier or key employees may leave, both of which can place additional duress on a company. The net effect is that a single, focused event such as equipment failure or security breach can trigger the decline of a company to the point where it can no longer compete or ceases to grow.
Clinical disasters are every bit as devastating to the company they affect and for that reason organizations need to invest in their prevention instead of simply investing in just recovery mechanisms from catastrophic disasters. Read more about the new CAS solution now and talk with one of our recovery specialists to learn more about securing the continuity of your business.