Storcom gives you the support you need to resume your IT operations immediately after a disaster
Storcom provides enterprise-grade network infrastructure, physical security controls and facility space you need, while you maintain control at the device and OS level. Plus, Storcom backs it with a 100% availability guarantee and specialized support when you need it, 24x7x365.
Storcom’s world-class, interconnected data centers span four continents and are strategically located in the world’s most influential technical and financial markets. Storcom provides you with global reach, scale, and organizational agility wherever you are and whenever you need it.
Our clients receive more than just a team of experts
Our clients receive the committed expertise and personal attention that they demand and expect for their most mission-critical and I/O-intensive applications.
Storcom’s flexible models ensure you are getting what you need, how you need it, in order to give you the peace of mind that your IT needs are specific to your organization.
Storcom’s Managed Services are backed 24x7x365 by Storcom’s local onsite support staff.
According to Gartner, the average cost of an enterprise’s downtime is about $5,600 per minute. This works out to around $300,000 per hour
Whether it is a flood, fire, power outage, or industrial action, then Storcom will give you support in order to resume your IT operations instantly. Storcom’s WorkSpace Recovery solution puts us ahead of our competitors since we have a T3 data center on-site. This unique offering can literally save your business in the event of a disaster or cyberattack. Let Storcom backup and recover your data while you relax with peace of mind that Storcom is at the helm.
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Storcom’s WorkSpace Recovery facility provides the ability for the workforce of our clients to co-locate to Storcom’s data center in the event of a disaster, which is at the same physical location as the data recovery location that houses the servers and data our clients need to access. Storcom provides a unique benefit over some of the other solutions that leverage shared office locations for business continuity.
Storcom’s clients can have gigabit ethernet speed network access to their data just as if it was at their own office facility. This means that client server applications that traditionally move a lot of data can be run from our facility and perform seamlessly to eliminate risk and downtime. Most other IT service providers cannot offer this service to their clients, so Storcom has a competitive edge.
Storcom offers fully or partially-managed colocation services to help our clients make the first step out of the data center business easier. Storcom took traditional colocation and made it better with always-on services and support from our team of experts.
Many of Storcom’s clients own the hardware necessary to facilitate core operations, but lack the resources to properly power, cool, house and protect their equipment. Take advantage of Storcom’s experience building custom colocation and connectivity solutions to enhance your return on investment while reducing your CAPEX, OPEX, and TCO. Many organizations are making the same shift to streamline IT operations.
Here is a checklist of questions our clients should ask themselves about data and disaster recovery:
If your company does not have a plan in place to recover files and data after a ransomware attack, natural disaster, or outage, then Storcom can help you develop a Data Recovery Roadmap to help you prepare for and prevent data loss.
Most small businesses cannot afford their business or mission-critical applications to go down for any significant amount of time. What makes things worse is if a company loses its data entirely. This has serious ramifications for any organization. On top of this, an unquantifiable amount of money is lost due to downtime tarnishing a company’s reputation.
Most companies cannot operate during a ransomware attack if their files or computers have been locked, or if their mission or business-critical applications and data are inaccessible or lost for any number of different reasons. Since entire systems and critical files can be rendered inaccessible, most organizations struggle to keep operations afloat. Storcom’s WorkSpace Recovery solution will help your organization stay up and running if your systems go down. Don’t let downtime put you out of business for good.
Backup Your Data
Securely backup your data and send it to physical off-site location(s) like Storcom’s T3 data center. You may also wish to have Storcom help you Evolve to the Cloud™ to utilize cloud storage. Either way, companies should be making backups on a regular basis to ensure minimal disruption in the event of lost data in a disaster.
TEST your disaster recovery plan
According to multiple studies, an astounding amount of businesses never carry out a test of their disaster recovery plan. Holding practice drills can help determine the overall effectiveness of the plan and alter any shortcomings and weaknesses prior to an actual disaster. This way, you can modify the plan if necessary to improve data recovery when it’s truly necessary.
Put together a disaster recovery team
Your team should undergo regular training on how to prepare for a variety of different situations. Your disaster recovery plan should also be communicated to other key staff members, thus ensuring it’s understood by everyone and there are no missteps when carrying out a test.
Maintain up-to-date employee contact information
If a disaster occurs when key IT personnel are out of the office, then you may need their latest contact details in case of an emergency. Contact details should be updated on a regular, periodic basis. It would be terrible if there was no way to access critical IT personnel due to an oversight in obtaining updated contact information. Do not let the small details slip through the cracks with your disaster recovery plan!
Update your plan regularly
Businesses change and information technology constantly evolves; therefore, it is very important to revisit your disaster recovery plan regularly to make updates and changes. These changes may include a new cloud provider, antivirus software, data encryption method, etc. Don’t let your DR/BU plan fall by the wayside and become outdated. It should act as your insurance policy to ensure smooth operations in the event of chaotic situations.
Learn how you can save money on backing up your precious data with Storcom. Storcom’s Ransomware Prevention and Recovery Roadmap™ solution can save your business thousands in the event of a disaster. While you may not be able to foresee an accident or a ransomware attack, you can rest assured that your critical data is safe with Storcom.
Storcom can alleviate your concerns across the spectrum of information technology. We can create, design, and implement innovative solutions to keep your business operational and performing at its best.
Learn more about workspace recovery with Storcom’s comprehensive library of definitions and Frequently Asked Questions.
To put it simply, effective DR/BU is complex: it is not just about restoring VMs. It’s about the applications and the “what, where, and how” users will use these applications.
The data is off-site but does not provide the necessary capabilities to recover applications and meet SLAs.
Traditional legacy backup software falls short in today’s IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) and virtualized environments.
Issues with traditional approach to backup and recovery:
Since ALL tape backups will fail at some point in time, organizations are quickly learning that tape is not always an adequate form of data backup. Tape drives can malfunction without showing warning signs, become corrupted due to accidental misformatting, mishandling, heat, or being hit by a virus, and this can make it impossible to recover your data. The best way to prevent tape backups from failing is to have a remote backup solution in place. Also known as “offsite backups” or “managed backups,” your data is secure and safe in a location that is not your office or data center.
It is more important than ever for companies to have a solid disaster recovery plan and data recovery strategy and an executable solution in place in order to prevent data loss.
“Business continuity” is the way that a business can maintain regular operations during an outage or systems malfunction. “Business continuity” should not be confused with “disaster recovery.”
“DR/BU” is short for “backup and disaster recovery.” Backup and disaster recovery is also often referred to as “BU/DR” or “DR/BC” (disaster recovery and business continuity).
“Disaster recovery” is the way in that data, servers, files, software applications, and operating systems are restored following a disastrous event or systems failure. It should not be confused with “business continuity,” although the two phrases are usually used in the same breath.
Storcom’s team of experts can walk you through a data recovery strategy in order to regain access to your valuable data and information with our Ransomware Prevention and Recovery Roadmap™.
Besides calling Storcom’s Ransomware Recovery team of experts, businesses need to follow their ransomware removal protocol after they have been impacted by ransomware. If your organization does not have a plan in place, then Storcom can help you create your own Ransomware Prevention and Recovery Roadmap™ prior to a ransomware attack. Ransomware prevention is key since data protection is high on the list of every IT executive and CEO’s business continuity strategy.
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