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How Cloud Infrastructure Enables Greater Business Continuity


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According to Zippia, by 2025, there will be an estimated 175 zettabytes of stored data on the cloud – a 61% increase from today! Organizations are seeing the benefits of migrating their environments to the cloud, as the hybrid workplace grows, the model is able to provide more predictive costs and additional layers of security. Business continuity refers to the ability of an organization to maintain essential operations during and after a disaster event. With ransomware attacks on the rise, ensuring your business can maintain operation, while recovering quickly and efficiently is critical. IBM’s 2022 Cost of a Data Breach Report revealed that the total cost of a ransomware attack averaged to be $4.5 million. Today, let’s explore exactly how cloud infrastructure leads to greater business continuity in the wake of a disaster.

Providing Scalable, On-Demand Resources

One way that cloud infrastructure enables greater business continuity is by providing scalable, on-demand resources. These resources can be quickly and easily provisioned for organizations in the event of an outage or other disruption. Some examples of these resources are:

  • Virtual Servers
  • Surplus Cloud Storage
  • Cloud-based databases
  • Cloud based load balancers

Being able to scale resources up and down when needs arise is appealing, as it allows organizations to recover from disruptions, minimize downtime, uphold their reputation, and maintain business operations quickly and easily.

Disaster Recovery Features

Additionally, cloud infrastructure often includes redundancy and disaster recovery features, such as automatic failover and backups, which further enhance business continuity. As previously explored, the latest functionality with cloud infrastructure implemented makes it easier to run backups on a set schedule for potential offsite recovery. Having readily available backups stored offsite ensures that there is a clean copy of data that can be used for your organization to recover from. Managed service providers (MSPs) like Dataprise design solutions that make it possible to get back up and running under even the direst of circumstances.

Expert Advice

By using cloud infrastructure, organizations can also take advantage of the expertise of the cloud provider, to ensure that their systems are highly available and resilient. Having allies available that are knowledgeable and experienced in the wake of an event can drastically reduce the impact the event will have on your organization.

Our VP of Cybersecurity, Stephen Jones, has a perfect analogy for this, and I’ll pose the question to you. You are in the unfortunate situation of dealing with a house fire and the fire department shows up. Would you feel safer if you knew the fire department was using all of their free time to practice how to set the hose up and put out a fire? Or knowing that in their free time, they were watching football highlights from this past weekend’s game? Having experts on your side whose job it is to analyze trends and practice all types of recovery situations is critical in mitigating any risk your company may face and ensure your business continues to operate smoothly.

As technology advances, so does the way malicious actors attempt to breach your organization for sensitive data. Having a plan in place for disaster recovery is critical, and cloud solutions ensure safe backup recovery, while providing you the scalable resources to deal with threats in that instance. Dataprise is proud to offer a fully managed cloud solution that is perfect for organizations of all sizes. Feel free to download and bookmark our offering here.


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