Have You Revised Your Disaster Recovery Plan for the Cloud?

Posted on December 18, 2018 by Timothy Sherbak

We often talk about disasters in terms of weather events, like a hurricane or severe wildfire. Yet, that’s not the only time companies may find themselves in need of a disaster recovery plan – including during a cyber attack or a fluke accident that leaves equipment without power. Disasters are unfortunately inevitable, and as we approach 2019, it’s vital to make sure your organization’s disaster recovery plan is up to date.

While many companies have a disaster recovery plan in place, many of those plans were designed for in-house computing and are out of sync with the cloud world today. Recently, CIO featured an interesting read, touching upon the importance of ensuring an organization’s disaster recovery plan is revised to include cloud computing.

The article shares seven best practices to revise your disaster recovery plan for the cloud, including regularly backing up and replicating your systems and data, testing your disaster recovery plan regularly, defining your disaster recovery goals and choosing SaaS vendors that own and operate their own data centers.

Here at Markley, we understand the necessity of sound disaster recovery practices and provide unmatched Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) for our customers’ most critical systems. We collaborate with a team of industry-leading partners to guarantee that your data stays safe and has a secure and reliable second home.

Utilizing our secure and mission-critical cloud locations, we enable customers to remotely replicate their on-premise, colocated, and cloud-based infrastructures – providing a geographically diverse and highly resilient solution. To learn more about Markley’s DRaaS, click here.