Is Your Enterprise Disaster Recovery Ready?

Dec 8, 2020 | Colocation, Data Centers

If IT infrastructure was crucial for digital business initiatives before, 2020 has effectively certified that it is now at the very core of enterprise continuity and success. As the enterprise footprint evolves with ongoing remote work, cloud usage and data dependence, connectivity, and availability are serving as the backbone of operations, ensuring all disparate business elements are adequately empowered.

As we collectively depend even more on virtual communication and collaboration, IT failures arise as an even bigger threat. If networks or power fail, organizations lose access to vital information and tools, and the business itself goes dark. This is why disaster recovery has become a critical measure for ensuring business success in an age of uncertainty. Today, if enterprises want to ensure their network and data infrastructure is optimized for uptime and resilience, there are a few items that should be top of mind.

Challenges Enterprises Face: Lack of Disaster Recovery Planning and Resources

The complexity of managing IT is growing as business demands expand, especially since networks and data need to access a growing number of platforms, clouds, business locations, employee devices, and beyond. On top of this, disaster recovery strategies often entail integrating additional data center sites, ensuring redundant power, and adding private connectivity between locations. Even then, having the right infrastructure in place is only one of the two major elements — keeping that infrastructure functioning with proper maintenance and oversight is the other. This is the element that can let businesses down if they don’t have the right approach.

A lack of in-house expertise, resources, or time can mean that disaster recovery is falling flat, which can make business-critical assets vulnerable. Now more than ever, enterprises need to be able to free up their time and expertise to focus on their core business while also maintaining network and IT performance. One best practice to fine-tune your disaster recovery plan is to test your plan annually to ensure that it is working as intended. If there isn’t a clear disaster recovery plan in place, outsourcing disaster recovery to a colocation provider will help establish a plan fit for your organization.

Outsourcing Redundancy with A Colocation Provider

Outsourcing for disaster recovery is a great option for ensuring the best networking and data capabilities while preserving much-needed ease and simplicity for internal teams — many of which are still struggling with other ongoing business transformations in the face of pandemic impacts. With the right infrastructure expert on board, businesses can be sure they are optimized for disaster recovery and that crucial IT solutions are always being monitored by a team of professionals for ongoing success.

What Disaster Recovery Solutions to Look For

When choosing a networking and disaster recovery partner, look for a provider with a global network that can support multi-site disaster recovery strategies.

Data Foundry delivers these solutions while remaining carrier-neutral and offering our own private Texas NAP for regional deployments, preparing enterprises with the disaster recovery options they need. Our team also arranges point-to-point connections between the enterprise’s primary site and secondary site.

At Data Foundry, we manage the data center infrastructure, providing protection 24x7x365, along with recovery SLAs and ongoing reporting to prioritize customer peace of mind. These services and more can be found at our Texas 2 facility, a purpose-built, dually-fed data center, among any of our entire portfolio of locations.

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