Major Storms in NE Ohio Knocks Out Power, Businesses Affected

November 7, 2017

Sunday evening, a major thunderstorm swept across northern Ohio, leaving a surprising amount of damage in its wake. According to Fox 8, as of 9 a.m. Monday, there were over 13,000 without power in Summit County, 9,900 without power in Cuyahoga County, over 6,400 in Geauga County and over 6,300 in Medina County. Thousands could be without power until Wednesday. If your business is or was one of those affected by the outages, what kind of losses will you experience as a result? Is there is a way to prevent these types of events from hurting your business?

Thunderstorms, tornadoes, and natural disasters are some of the hardest disasters for you to prepare  your business. They are short-lived and unpredictable and there is often minimal advance warning, and not much you can do for your property by the time you’re in the path. If your business is impacted by loss of power, or to the extreme, physical storm damage, those losses can multiply quickly.

Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) was invented because disasters are unexpected and often unavoidable. The key to your businesses survival is how fully you recover and how quickly you return to normal operations. Many businesses fail to prepare for disaster, an estimated 35% of SMBs don’t have any DRP at all. Of those that do, we often find that their plans are outdated and untested. Read the 5 Biggest Failure of Disaster Recovery Planning.

The Best Solution to Unexpected Disaster

Today, there is a powerful service that can eliminate data loss and drastically reduce downtime to ensure your data is safe and your work can continue in the face of disaster – Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS). DRaaS combines the safeguards and planning with the reliability and recovery of the cloud services.

Disaster recovery using cloud ensures that business data is recoverable and protected. With industry leading encryption and security practices in place, cloud-based recovery is the most logical way to go about disaster recovery.

Your valuable data and applications are stored “in the cloud”, which means they are off-site in the cloud provider’s servers. You then access this information via the cloud. If your location is subjected to localized natural disasters, your cloud data is protected. If that site is threatened, the data will be re-routed to another available site. DRaaS protects data and gets businesses up and running in minutes versus days.

In light of recent events, we encourage you to examine just how prepared your infrastructure is in the event of a natural disaster. Disaster Recovery Plans are vital to your business continuity. 40% of businesses that suffer data loss as a result of a disaster will not reopen. That’s a crushing number. Don’t let your company be part of that percentage. Contact the Disaster Recovery Experts at Corporate Technologies Group today.

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