Are you still using on-site tape drives to back up your data?
You’re not giving yourself the best protection. Tape drives may protect you in many scenarios, but they will also fail you in many cases, especially if your office itself is struck by a disaster (fire, flood, etc.) and your IT infrastructure is physically damaged.
For example, if your office catches fire, your tape drive backups will be ruined even if your keep them in a fire-proof safe. Those safes are built with protecting paper records in mind… with a fire blazing outside the safe the temperatures the interior of the safe will be cool enough to save paper from burning, but it’s still hot enough to ruin the relatively heat-sensitive tape inside tape drives.
The consequences of data loss are likely even worse than you imagined. It costs an average of $150 per lost file to recover from data. Thousands of files are lost in your average disaster event, so the final total of disaster recovery without proper a proper backup system in place can easily reach six, even seven figures.
Is that an expense you can afford right now?
The Cloud Will Actually Protect Your Data
The cloud is the sexiest development in business technology.
It’s about all our prospective clients seem to ask about these days: they want to know why everybody is talking about cloud, what will moving their IT infrastructure to the cloud actually do for them?
Turns out, there’s good reason why the cloud is so popular. For one, it allows you to store backups off site, so even if your office is burned all to ash, your files will still be safe and sound, waiting to be restored whenever you’re ready.
Want to learn more about what steps you can take to protect your data? Let us know at (248) 681-7722 or email@example.com.
In addition to protecting you from disasters than previous backup methods couldn’t save you from, the cloud will also drastically reduce your IT expenses.
- Cost of Electricity: servers are demanding machines; they eat up a lot of power. Virtualize your servers and you’ll see a significant savings on your monthly electricity bill.
- Cost of Maintenance: you’re no IT expert, so you’ll have to find someone who is and pay them handsomely with low level IT workers averaging $50,000 salary and CIO’s demanding six figures… unless, of course, you’d like to [cough, cough] cut payroll costs by using managed services [wink]. Of course, not having to service your own equipment at all is even more affordable than managed services, as nothing’s more affordable than free.
- Cost of the Equipment Itself: The ongoing expenses are considerable, but don’t forget about the thousands of dollars you’ll have to pay up front to own that equipment. And if business picks up, you’ll have to invest in even more equipment. With the cloud, all you have to is click a button to scale up your capabilities.
Why should you move your IT infrastructure to the cloud? A better question would be why shouldn’t you move your IT infrastructure to the cloud?
Cloud computing is a rare phenomenon in how it benefits both your budget and your workforce, flying in the face of traditional “You get what you what you pay for” reasoning.
To be fair, “You get what you what you pay for” is true about 99% of the time. The cloud represents the 1% exception; you can have your cake and eat it too, cut costs and actually get more benefits than what you were getting with your previous, more expensive in-house solution.
Contact us at (248) 681-7722 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our cloud migration services.