The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has left IT decision makers and other executives seriously considering their business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) strategies. In many cases, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) lack any real plans at all.
By all accounts, New Jersey was the hardest victim of Sandy and her wrath, annihilating the Jersey Shore and parts of New York and Connecticut as well. In addition to residents trying to get back on their feet and restore their homes, organizations are scrambling to continue to thrive despite severe damage inflicted on their businesses.
This is where cloud hosting can serve as a huge benefit for organizations of all sizes.
Datapipe (News - Alert), a provider of managed hosting services and data center infrastructure for IT services and cloud computing located in Jersey City, suffered no outages or failures as a result of the storm, according to a recent CIO report.
Datapipe also maintains data centers in Somerset, N.J., San Jose, Calif., the U.K. and China, among others.
“We focused on our people first and foremost,” Daniel Newton, senior vice president of operations at Datapipe, explained to CIO. “We had to ensure that we had the availability of our people and we had to make sure they were OK.”
During a recent panel at ITEXPO (News - Alert) in Austin, Joshua Geist, CEO at Geminare Incorporated, said there has been a landscape change with a focus on SMBs and the technologies they can now tap into, such as Recovery as a Service (RaaS), TMCnet reported.
“Enterprise solutions, which were once only available to the Fortune 500 market through two to three solution providers, are now available to the masses. The SMB market has been the biggest beneficiary of this huge technology normalization which has happened,” Geist said. “It’s easy to see this by recognizing the providers that are in front of you on this panel. They did not exist five or so years ago.”
If anything was learned in the aftermath of Sandy, it’s that businesses should consider bringing in an experienced professional services organization to help their team address potential challenges and implement a solid DR strategy. For many, Datapipe can be just that.
To learn more about all of Datapipe’s offerings, visit www.datapipe.com.
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