Companies are at risk when they cannot recover quickly from an unexpected system interruption. Disaster recovery (DR) is a critical component of security planning focused on ensuring business continuity through disasters such as power outages, natural disasters, or cyber-attacks. Disaster recovery enables an organization to quickly resume mission-critical functions following a significant negative event.
According to a 2015 report from the IT Disaster Recovery Preparedness (DRP) Council, one hour of downtime can cost small companies up to $8,000, midsize companies up to $74,000, and large enterprises up to $700,000. Even more concerning is that 91% of respondents in a separate DR report experienced an unplanned power outage that negatively impacted their data center over the past 24 months. Disasters are a common occurrence, and without a disaster recovery plan businesses are extremely susceptible to financial detriment. Without the proper protection, a variety of issues can arise from an IT disaster including the loss of valuable data, unhappy customers, and can tarnish your company’s reputation.
Planning a Backup and Recovery Strategy
IBM Power Systems are generally very reliable, but, like all products, the software requires continual updates to function at optimal capacity. While you may be able to run your system for years without experiencing any problems, the longer you run your iSeries AS/400, the more likely a problem will occur. Organizations rely heavily on the data stored on their servers, so an IBM iSeries disaster recovery plan is an essential safeguard for the future of your company.
What is Disaster Recovery as a Service?
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is a backup service model that uses the cloud to protect business applications and data from a disaster. It gives an organization a complete system backup that allows for business continuity in the event of system failure. DRaaS is often implemented in conjunction with a DR plan. Meridian’s Disaster Recovery as a Service solution enables you to select how frequently to backup your data and provide end-to-end protection on all platforms including private, public, or hybrid cloud. Meridian delivers a fully managed Disaster Recovery as a Service solution that helps businesses reduce costs and delivers confidence that their systems are protected. Meridian’s solutions support IBM Power i and AIX, Wintel, Linux, VMWare, and Hyper-V.
Benefits of Using a DRaaS Provider
Relieve the stress of managing your systems in the event of a disaster with Meridian’s IBM Power Systems Disaster Recovery as a Service. Some of the benefits of backing up your data with a third-party vendor, such as Meridian, include
Having a disaster recovery plan in place is vital to the success of your business. The managed cloud DRaaS solution allows for predictable monthly payments that can be scaled for your unique business needs. Say NO MORE to spending money on failed technology projects when you choose Meridian’s IBM Disaster Recovery as a Service. By choosing a DRaaS provider with IBM iSeries expertise and years of experience, you can be confident that your IT environment is protected against disaster and disruption. Meridian’s brilliant humans will provide 24/7/365 IBM iSeries support to guarantee you receive the performance and service you expect and deserve.