We are seeing more and more businesses adopting next generation technologies and an “always-on” approach.
There is an increasing trend that businesses need to provision IT services faster, strengthen their security and control and lower their operational costs. This can all be achieved by the virtualisation of servers, modern storage applications and cloud based services.
The volume of data is growing exponentially at 30/40% per year and there is an increasing demand for that data to be accessible 24/7. With all this in mind, it is no wonder that businesses are looking to the cloud to deliver on these requirements.
In fact, a recent survey by Gartner showed that 80 % of organisations were looking to migrate some, if not all, of their services to the cloud during the next couple of years.
With budgets being squeezed and resources stretched there are many benefits to adopting cloud services such as its pay as you grow model, meaning that you only pay for what you need so there is a great reduction in Capital Expenditure and the cost and complexity of scaling your business is dramatically reduced. Businesses also have the agility to connect to emerging technologies quickly and stay ahead of the game.
Businesses, however, are still dubious about the security of their data in the cloud and the misconception is that their data will be more secure if they have complete control over it. Press coverage in recent years has exacerbated this fear by highlighting that even the big players in the industry can be compromised. It makes you wonder “How well are we protected?” and in the event of a breach “How up to date is our Business Continuity plan?”
Business continuity is about enabling your organisation to continue your business operations and enable you to recover quickly and effectively from any type of disruption whatever its size or cause. This is why it is of paramount importance to have your data backed up offsite so that your data will always be accessible to you even if you lose your whole I.T infrastructure.
Datanet can be part of your Business Continuity Plan, not only can we back up your data in our London Edge Data Centre, we can support you in the event the worst should happen and you lose your data. We have Customer Suites, in our Data Centre facility in Fleet, that you can use and our helpful staff will be able to spin up as many virtual servers as you need on which you can restore your data.