What is Intelligent Business Continuity?

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What is Intelligent Business Continuity?

July 2, 2019


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: 

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

  • High risk of failure due to the manual process

  • Difficult to test backups

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

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




Intelligent Business Continuity:


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

  • Fully automated process with little manual management required

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

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

  • 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, email us today. You'll learn the biggest threats to your data, what to look for in a business continuity solution, and more. Reach out today! Contact us

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