At the time of this writing, major disasters are making international news, from wildfires ravaging a large portion of California, to Hurricane Laura releasing category 4 destruction on Texas and Louisiana, and cybercriminals hitting companies with COVID-19-themed attacks. If you’ve been feeling the weight of preparing for the worst while hoping for the best, you’re not alone.
In times like these, preparedness is key to weathering any kind of storm. If you are a stakeholder in a company, ensuring your business can survive a crisis is a top priority. When natural disasters strike, we only have so much control over the destruction of physical items. But with proper preparation, we have a lot of control over whether and for how long the destruction brings our business to a screeching halt.
Uncertainty abounds these days. Ensuring business continuity—that is, keeping business operations running at something resembling normal after a disaster, cyberattack, or unplanned outage—is crucial to safeguarding your company’s bottom line.
If you don’t have a solid business continuity and disaster recovery plan in place, or it’s been a while since you reviewed and tested your current plan, there is no better time than the present to get to work. As you kick off the initiative, you may encounter one or more of these common enterprise-level business continuity roadblocks:
- Difficulty getting management buy-in on the business continuity plan
- Budget constraints
- Lack of employee training
- Inability to Identify critical processes
- Unknown threats and risks
Don’t let these challenges hinder your business operations after a disaster. There are a lot of resources to help you set up or refine your business continuity plan. Investing in a technology solution like those provided by Arcserve will help streamline business continuity and provide protection against data loss, no matter what causes your system to go down.
Reasons to Include Arcserve in Your Business Continuity Strategy
1. Protection for the Entire Infrastructure
Arcserve Continuous Availability is invaluable in the event of unplanned disruptions by providing continuous data protection that keeps your organization fully operational 24/7.
Arcserve Continuous Availability keeps high availability simple by doing away with the replication tools that focus on specific applications and systems. It’s designed to work across different hardware and environments to prevent downtime across the entire infrastructure.
You can count on Arcserve Continuous Availability to protect your systems, whether on-premises, cloud, physical, or virtual, and protect all of your storage types from public and private cloud to disk and tape.
You can also rest assured that your business-critical applications are well protected from unexpected downtime.
2. Prevent Data Loss in the Cloud and On-Premises
Here’s an eye-opening statistic: More than 85 percent of IT decision-makers aren’t confident they can restore data when needed, despite categorizing most of this data as vital or mission-critical.
Data loss prevention is crucial to business continuity and disaster recovery, so an admission like this is more than a bit shocking.
Arcserve has solutions that offer IT decision makers more than just confidence that they can restore data. Arcserve provides fully integrated solutions that are proven to increase agility and cut costs while supporting every backup policy, recovery time and point objective (RTO/RPO), and service-level agreement (SLA).
Arcserve UDP Cloud Direct
Arcserve UDP Cloud Direct provides direct-to-cloud backup and disaster recovery-as-a-service. It offers comprehensive data protection with consumer-grade usability—no on-premises hardware required. Arcserve UDP Cloud Direct is scalable and flexible for always-on continuity with industry-best RTOs and RPOs. Other features include:
- Cloud-native backup and recovery
- RTOs under five minutes
- RPOs under 15 minutes
- Ransomware protection, including third-party vulnerability scans, SSL encryption, and data rewind
Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) future-proofs your entire infrastructure by delivering data protection and disaster recovery for every type of workload. It offers enterprise-ready features without the complexity of traditional enterprise solutions.
Arcserve UDP lets you easily turn on and off capabilities and scale up, down, and out to the cloud on demand. It effectively eliminates the need for any other data protection solution with:
- Heterogeneous, image-based protection from any target
- Instant VM recovery
- Bare metal restore
- Enterprise storage array snapshot support
- Virtual standby
- Fully automated and non-disruptive testing/reporting
Arcserve Continuous Availability
You already know Arcserve Continuous Availability is a rockstar at keeping the entirety of your infrastructure highly available, but its enterprise-friendly features also stand out in the data protection arena:
- Real-time LAN and WAN replication for data on-site, off-site, and in the cloud
- Real-time server and application monitoring
- Data rewind to a point in time before the system outage, data corruption, or ransomware attack
- Automated end user redirection
- Push-button failback
3. Save Money and Improve ROI
If you’re still using a business continuity plan that assigns a flat dollar value for recovery without analyzing the actual financial risk of downtime and data loss to the business, you’re in for a rude awakening.
Today’s enterprise environment is highly complex, and there is no one-size-fits-all model for calculating risk. To get a holistic picture of ROI for business continuity, you need to consider the cost of downtime, the cost to support acceptable RTOs and RPOs, and the financial and security-related costs of managing complexity.
Arcserve can help your organization avoid disaster—even during a disaster. When an unexpected outage occurs, whether from a weather event, cyberattack, or technology failure, Arcserve has a solution to get business operations back up and running with no downtime or data loss. Need more tips for enterprise-level business continuity and disaster recovery? Download Smart Strategies for Business Continuity for additional insight.