It is truly said, data is the new oil. As time progresses, we generate more data and the information becomes more important with every passing minute. Many organizations – big, medium & small – have adopted a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan and have freed up valuable time for their IT operations team to deliver more innovation as their business transforms. They may have moved away from the data center management business and are equipped with DR on Public Cloud, but has their Business Continuity Plan evolved along with their DR plan to ensure comprehensive success during an unforeseen situation?
This is exactly where a good Managed Services Provider comes into picture. A good MSP not only deploys a customized DR plan for your business but also ensures that your IT & business is ready to shift in order to mitigate the downtime.
There are 4 ways a good MSP helps in Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity:
Visibility offers Comfort in Integration:
Often CIOs are asked about their biggest challenge they face with respect to disaster recovery & business continuity. Common consensus is the lack of visibility during an event of a disaster, specially when they are working on different setups & environments and jumping into a different one altogether does not offer much confidence. A good MSP is not only fairly confident & comfortable with most of the environments and can simply walk in and pretty much fit into solution set, data center or any existing network.
Remote Infrastructure Monitoring & Management:
IT Leaders & CIOs in many organizations find it cumbersome to manage multiple non-integrated monitoring tools to keep a track of health & performance of their IT environment. As an MSP, Progression offers peace of mind to its customers with an industry leading single pane of glass management dashboard that can be accessed from any where any time and get real-time health & performance of their IT landscape. Having a large customer base means a lot of information and that means a larger IT setup for the CIOs. It is practically impossible to have dedicated IT personnel to watch over the IT 24×7, and thus this is where RIMM helps in bridging this gap.
Quicker Recovery from Disasters:
Nobody wants disasters to happen and nobody prays for it, but unfortunately they do happen and more often than not when we least expect them. The costs are extremely high to mitigate the downtime & loss of business, and while a backup plan and manual transfer is doable but it just takes a lot of time for the CIOs to get the IT up & running. Outsourcing this activity to a good MSP not only gives a huge peace of mind to the organizations but also enables you to decide what level of disaster recovery protection you need and define the recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) that will minimize disruption to your organization and the customers.
Trust, Confidence & Guarantee:
More than anything, a good MSP brings trust, confidence, and guarantee on the table, that during the times of unforeseen situations, CIOs know that the business continuity would be as minimum as possible. Disasters come in all forms: natural calamities, human errors, ransomware, or even unfortunate mishaps. It is important to have an MSP with a solution that is battle-tested, robust, and instills confidence in the organizations that in any situation their data & IT can be quickly restored.
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