Using Cloud Hosting as Your Business’ Disaster Recovery Solution
- Published on October 5, 2012
- Written by Adnan Raja
It is clear to see why businesses put so much emphasis on backing up their data – they need their data to be secure so that their customers can rely on them. Therefore, an effective disaster recovery plan is essential for every business that relies on stored data. Furthermore, a successful disaster recovery solution requires additional resources identical to those used during daily operations.
While there is a wide selection of disaster recovery solutions, cloud hosting provides the most flexibility and ease of use, while remaining cost-effective. As opposed to purchasing two physical servers (one as your day-to-day server and the other as your backup), cloud servers provide the benefit of being able to easily create multiple servers in the cloud without needing to lease/own physical servers.
In the same way that server redundancy provides failover protection for business continuity and disaster preparedness, cloud hosting provides increased stability and security, as well as improved scalability. The redundancy delivers a backup for anything that may occur, such as a natural disaster or a security hack that comprises data.
Due to its cost effectiveness, cloud computing provides disaster recovery methods for small businesses that were previously possible only in large enterprises. Cloud hosting enables significantly faster recovery times in the event of a disaster, as servers can be spun up in minutes on a cloud host platform.
With cloud hosting from a premier hosting provider like Atlantic.Net, principal IT infrastructure is also essentially a dynamic backup system, as your data and applications reside in an offsite, secure data center facility with a backup, uninterrupted power supply, and dedicated support staff, just in case.