Reason #5 focused on natural disasters. These are the ones we hear about on the news and get the most attention of senior management. However, it’s not necessarily these biggest disasters, but the random, unpredictable events that put a business at most risk. A fallen tree, a leaky roof, site fire, or an aggressive backhoe can damage your data center and take days or weeks to repair – and some companies never recover from the financial hardship of revenue loss associated with this type of downtime. Home Office Computing Magazine reported that 30% of all businesses that have a major fire go out of business within a year, and 70% fail within five years.
A disaster recovery plan that lets you quickly and easily failover to a mirrored IT environment and ensures real-time data replication to a secure off-site facility will keep your business up and running if your site is damaged or destroyed. These “events” can happen anywhere and to anyone. It’s not worth taking the risk.