At the Core
29 October 17

Making The Case for DR In Your 2018 Budget

As Quarter 4 nears the halfway point, it’s time at many organizations to review the budget for 2018. It always seems that Disaster Recovery is in danger of being trimmed from the budget. Here are _ ways to ensure that DR stays on your organization’s budget next year.

For small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) owners, Disaster Recovery has for years seemed like something only affordable to large companies with large budgets. Therefore, many SMBs have opted for making regular backups of their data to tapes which were then stored offsite.

This process seemed good enough and cheap enough to get the job done. However, many things can go wrong with this style of backup from irresponsible employees to corrupted tapes to incomplete instructions.

With Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) and the cloud, reliable disaster recovery has now been available to SMBs for years. If you’re still on the tape system, the new year is a great time to make the leap to the cloud.

Furthermore, there are different plan levels depending on your SMB’s budget. Virtacore, for example, offers a solution called CoreREPLICATION that is an economical solution once a Nimble array has been purchased as the only ongoing cost is the storage consumed on the cloud.

Additionally, the failover process is automatic with Disaster Recovery As A Service (DRaaS) and technicians are available to work through any issues with you real time. No more running to get the tapes from another location to backup data by hand.

With such low cost and easy solutions, no one should be relying on tape backups in 2018. For more information on how Virtacore can take your DR to the cloud at an affordable cost, see our DR offerings.

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