Organizations are still responsible for their data regardless of where it’s stored. Ambiguity is evident when it comes to what O365 offers in terms of backup and disaster recovery. Businesses that use O365 must ask themselves if the native protection that’s provided is sufficient for their needs.
It's a fair question and the answer is not always clear to infrastructure managers, systems administrators, network engineers and other IT professionals that manage a company’s infrastructure: should my organization use dedicated servers in a data center instead of company owned equipment purchased on the typical three to five year refresh?
Today, BCDR plans are more important than they’ve ever been. Organizations of all sizes can and should be prepared for corruption, malware, natural disasters, power loss, and other unforeseen events that can bring a business to a grinding halt and cause immeasurable loss of revenue, productivity and reputation.
It was an opportunity to discuss in some detail things like: What is colocation? How are dedicated servers used by SMBs? What are virtual private servers and when do they make sense in business application? Should businesses be investing in offsite data storage for backups? Why disaster recovery should be an integral part of any business continuity plan?
Public cloud usage has exploded in the last decade but not everyone is sold on it. Like just about everything, there are considerations when evaluating which path to choose. Here are five to consider when examining your options.