Cloud Computing is Good, But Hybrid Cloud Computing is Best

by | Apr 27, 2016 | Business Continuity

Hybrid Cloud Computing is the only way to backup your business data.

Shopping through the aisles of the internet for help with your company’s data recovery options and cloud computing needs, can feel a little like being an ant in a Super Walmart. However, that’s no longer necessary as hybrid cloud computing has proven to be the way to go. Remember, running a small business shouldn’t have to mean running an inadequate one. Just because a company is operating on a smaller scale with limited resources, doesn’t mean it can’t enjoy the privileges and luxuries like the big guns in the game.

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) run the same risks and challenges with their data recovery and backup as larger companies, especially in the case of an emergency. Too many companies have learned the hard way after a disaster that one backup plan just isn’t enough. The benefits of a hybrid cloud computing backup firm can give a young business, small start-up, or industry innovator, the opportunity to thrive in competitive markets, build a better businesses, and continue to grow.

Without proper business continuity and data backup strategy, businesses can suffer severely from the effects of natural disasters, human error, or hacker attacks. Businesses can’t afford downtime or unhappy customers and lost revenue in a time when people have little patience for the compromised security of their data and personal records. When a company’s infrastructure is compromised, business owners need professionals to formulate and execute a plan that will enable them to remain functional and operational.

Imagine your company’s servers sitting under five feet of water after a hurricane and the infrastructure of your entire business being compromised. Regardless of size, you need a plan that affords you with the preparedness, that until recently, only big companies could afford to deploy. A plan that ensures your networks can be virtualized, your data will be backed-up in multiple locations, and one that gives you a way to run your business remotely from the cloud.

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With the cloud, businesses can expect to enjoy improved communication, higher customer satisfaction, and heightened security as well. According to Forbes, 25 percent of executives say they unexpectedly experienced improved communications within their organizations. 22 percent reported increased revenues they did not anticipate and 22 percent say they experienced greater customer satisfaction. It’s also notable that 21 percent say cloud has actually delivered improved security.”

As the challenges of protecting systems and data have become more complex as company’s IT infrastructures have expanded, the risks of not having adequate business continuity and data backup strategies have increased dramatically as well.

Please contact us for any additional information on hybrid cloud computing and be prepared for whatever mother nature, or the next hacker attack throws your way.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.