Disaster Recovery Planning: Is Your Business Ready for Hurricane Season?

Disaster Recovery Planning: Is Your Business Ready for Hurricane Season?

The NOAA Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active hurricane season this year, with a “70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 7 to 11 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher).”

This means business should be prepared for outages, downtime and other risks that come with a busier-than-average hurricane season, especially businesses that rely on their technology infrastructure to maintain business operations.

Even an hour of downtime can result in significant loss of productivity that will negatively impact you business’ revenue. What can your business do to prepare its technology infrastructure for hurricane season?

Disaster Recovery Planning and Testing
Disaster recovery systems are integral to your businesses’ continuity, productivity and profitability. Without a plan, you will spend the entire time chasing the incident instead of recovering from it. Implementing a backup and disaster recovery plan is an economical way to mitigate risks to your business’ most critical assets, especially when you consider the alternative.

Offsite/Cloud Backup
Offsite/Cloud data backup, storage and recovery are integral to the protection of your business’ most important assets. Cloud backup provides secure, automatic data protection so your critical data is accessible, even when your network is not.

Cloud Email & Exchange
Maintaining access to email, collaboration and scheduling tools are essential to business continuity when hurricanes or storms wreak havoc. ACE IT Solutions offers Email and Exchange hosting for businesses that need anywhere, anytime email access with the added bonus of redundancy and disaster recovery.

Hosted Voice
ACE IT Solutions’ cloud phone and unified communications solutions deliver a robust cloud-based phone system that includes predictable monthly costs as well as built-in disaster recovery and business continuity to help your business maintain secure, real-time communication from almost anywhere, regardless of external circumstances.

ACE IT Solutions can ensure that your system is prepared for any type of disruption, whether it comes in the form of a power outage, natural disaster, fire, security breach, or software virus. We will work with you to assess your current disaster recovery and business continuity plan, identify vulnerabilities, provide solid recommendations for securing your data, and document and put into place a plan that allows your business to respond to disruptions. Our proven best-practice approach lowers program costs and speeds recovery time in the event of a disaster. Drawing on our expertise and technical knowledge, we will design and implement a plan customized for your business to ensure you have the tools in place to respond to a disaster with as little disruption as possible.

Contact ACE IT Solutions at 646-558-5575.