Disaster recovery

The Secret Shortcut to a Disaster Recovery as a Service Offering

Implementing a disaster recovery (DR) program used to be hard – from getting space in a co-location data center, to redeploying depreciated hardware, to dealing with dedicated black-box hardware. Through the magic of the cloud and sophisticated software that integrates backup and orchestrates failovers to cloud-based recovery machines for production, a DR offering has now become the simplest way to increase revenues and deepen client relationships.

Enabling a fully-functional managed disaster recovery as a service program, leveraging existing client backup data, can be as easy as the flip of a switch.

Acronis DRaaS Earns Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice

Customer satisfaction is the single most important aspect of any business as it leads to additional sales, reputational growth, and “word of mouth” recommendations. That’s why Acronis is honored to be named an October 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for its Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering.

Moreover, in the corresponding “Voice of the Customer” report that synthesizes these results, Acronis is the only company listed in the Customers’ Choice Quadrant among all companies profiled.

We think this recognition from actual users of our solution is particularly noteworthy considering Acronis was not included in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service this past June.

Disaster recovery planning

Get ready for a stunning statistic. A report from Deloitte determined that all but 10% of businesses will fail without a disaster recovery plan in place. What’s more amazing is that 75% of all small businesses don’t have any disaster recovery plan. Perhaps these business owners see headlines about natural disasters and catastrophic downtime and – in misguided denial – think, “It won’t happen to me.”

Since not everyone could be among the more than 1,000 IT pros and business owners who attended the Disaster Recovery Journal fall conference this week, we thought it would be a good opportunity to review the basics of modern disaster recovery planning.

After all, it’s never too late to get serious about the threats that are out there and always a good time to plan for the worst.

Hurricane Dorian shows why cyber protection is vital to disaster preparedness

Faced with cyberthreats like ransomware and cryptojacking, it’s no surprise modern organizations have focused on their cybersecurity posture. Yet Hurricane Dorian shows that storms, floods, and fires still threaten a company’s digital assets just as seriously as hackers do.

Backup without cybersecurity is no longer enough. But cybersecurity without data protection isn’t enough either.

A recent IDC whitepaper revealed that cyber protection – which combines proven data protection and cutting-edge cybersecurity – provides an effective strategy against both digital and physical threats.

flooded businesses

For businesses, preparing for a flood (or any natural disaster) is not something that should be left to the last minute. Fortunately, there are a few established business and data protection strategies that companies should take to protect their businesses and their businesses precious data from this flood and those that will follow:

 

Acronis Data Cloud 7.8 Enhances Cyber Protection

When they first set out to build Acronis Data Cloud our engineers asked themselves: What if MSPs could work with a single data protection platform that’s easy to use, efficient and secure, which evolves with technological advances and threats to data safety alike? Certainly no small task, last year they answered that question by delivering Acronis Data Cloud, the first single, turnkey SaaS solution that delivers multiple data protection solutions in one.

Now the challenge we embrace is to continue evolving the Acronis Data Cloud platform to meet end-user customer demands. Today we are excited to announce that version 7.8 is live with more than 80 new features and improvements. Here’s a closer look at five essential enhancements that benefit end-users and help MSPs take their cloud data protection business further.

In the world of information technology, delivering cloud-based services is the next train barreling down the tracks. This ever-expanding, ever-evolving opportunity is moving at a remarkable speed (which is why there are so many aaS acronyms out there).

Even with big players like Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce.com and Google in the mix, there’s plenty of opportunity for service providers to jump aboard.

Mark Jameson

Acronis has announced the availability of Acronis Disaster Recovery Cloud to enable our Service Provider partners to deliver disaster recovery services to their clients. You are using Acronis Backup Cloud, but you now ask yourself why should I use Acronis Disaster Recovery Cloud and how do I get started? I would like to help you answer these questions.

Business Continuity Plan

Many businesses that lose access to their data never reopen their doors. Even when businesses lose some data but avoid a total outage, their employee productivity, customer satisfaction, and company reputation can plummet. This means that service providers have a moral obligation (in addition to their profit motive) to make sure that their customers have a well-structured business continuity plan.

Business continuity is the process of making sure business information services are resilient enough to withstand accidental, intentional, or natural disruptions to their data. Sometimes, the business continuity issue is simply human error – someone deletes a key file from a system, causing it to break. Other times, device failures and even natural disasters will necessitate the launch of a business continuity plan.

Disaster Recovery as a Service — Trends 2017

Next year’s developments in the cloud and data protection space will continue reshaping the DRaaS market. Just recovering data in a different location will no longer be enough. Customers will expect their data to be portable, verifiable, and protected against all types of cyber-attacks.