Author Contributions by Chris Brunau, Datto, Inc., and Peter Jacobson, powersolution.com.
What would you do if your Ashburn business was pummeled by a winter storm, causing power outages and prohibiting access from your office and clients? Many people may be facing this very situation as winter storm Grayson hits the Northeastern United States.
Disaster recovery planning is an absolute must in a situation like this. It’s important to consider the impact a storm can have and to ensure you have a plan in place. Understand your vulnerabilities, safeguard against risks, and prepare for the worst.
Some things to consider to protect your business during a storm include preparing your building and ensuring there are no leaking pipes that may turn into a hazard with freezing temperatures, removing snow surrounding your building and on the roof, and obtaining a backup generator in case you lose power during the storm. For some more basic tips before and during a winter storm, check out Ready.gov.
If you’re interested in more information about how you ensure your business will not suffer during hazardous weather, check out Datto Natural Disaster Survival Guide for Businesses. This guide provides information about the risk levels and potential impact of various disasters, how disaster recovery planning can keep your business running, and more. Above all, stay safe during the storm!
Backup, Recovery and Intelligent Business Continuity Services
powersolution.com provides small and medium-size businesses with Intelligent Business Continuity services, delivering Data Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions that give you the accessibility, security, and affordability you need to ensure your network and data is protected and your organization is ready to face anything – from small accidents to a natural disaster.
We help you define your specific data backup and business continuity needs, provide you with a most efficient solution, and take measures to keep the malicious users out of your business computer network and also use control over your users who exhibit risky computer behavior within your organization.
Did you know that 3 out of 4 SMBs fail the disaster recovery preparedness?
According to the National Archives and Records Administration, only 10% of companies stay in business after experiencing 7 days of data center downtime. A third of all organizations have had some kind of disaster affecting their business in the last 5-6 years, such as power outage, IT hardware, software, or network failures, human error or sabotage, hurricanes, or floods.
Through its disaster recovery/business continuity partner, Datto, powersolution.com maintains a Code Red Team during natural disasters that are dedicated to handling critical disaster situations.
As part of its ongoing disaster recovery/business continuity services, powersolution.com will ensure that:
- Servers are tested in the Cloud
- Backup copies are established off-site, out of the threat of the storm
- IT equipment is secured, while hardware inventory is maintained
- Essential data is backed-up and easily accessible for rapid recovery of business operations
Intelligent Business Continuity services from powersolution.com can reduce the total costs of your IT operations, including minimizing costly downtime. We can help you every step of the way to make sure your data is secure, and your business continuity is protected.
Call us 201-493-1414 x 311 or Click Here to Request a Complimentary Consultation today – we are here to address your needs.