What is Intelligent Business Continuity?

Jul 01, 2019

What is Intelligent Business Continuity?

BY Chris Brunau

BCDR

Downtime is real and it’s costly. How costly exactly? Depending on the size of the organization, the cost per hour of downtime is anywhere from $9,000-$700,000. On average, a business will lose around $164,000 per hour of downtime.

The numbers speak for themselves.

What Causes Downtime?

Network outages and human error account for 50% and 45% of downtime, respectively. Meanwhile, natural disasters account for just 10 percent of downtime

The risks of protecting data have become more complex as the technology and market for services has changed. Traditional backup and disaster recovery solutions may have been sufficient in the past but now an intelligent business continuity plan is required to take the risks out of data protection. These threats have highlighted the need for an intelligent business continuity solution that will ensure data protection, data security, instant recovery, mitigate downtime and ensure continuity.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the difference between antiquated backup solutions and intelligent business continuity.

Traditional Backup vs Intelligent Business Continuity

Traditional Backup

Intelligent Business Continuity

Can take weeks to recover data after a disaster occurs, if the data is recoverable

Downtime after a disaster is reduced to hours, minutes, or even seconds

High risk of failure due to the manual process

Fully automated process with little manual management required

Difficult to test backups

Automated screenshots are taken of each image-based backup, to verify a successful backup

Time-consuming and expensive to make a copy of, and store, backups in multiple locations.

Each image-based backup is automatically saved in multiple locations for redundancy; local appliance and secure data centers

Data and backups are at risk when based in only one location, either local OR in the cloud

Avoid the risk of downtime from a local disaster, as backups are stored in both local device AND secure cloud

To learn more about the difference between backup and business continuity, check out our eBook. You'll learn the biggest threats to your data, what to look for in a business continuity solution, and more. Download it today!

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