This week we met with an organization that is looking for a new backup and recovery solution. The IT Manager has been doing his due diligence and is aware of the various options in the market. At the beginning of the conversation it became clear that he still lacked a proper understanding of the type of budget required to obtain a viable, complete DR solution. In short, he was willing to make an up-front or one-time investment, but he was unwilling to make a monthly, continual investment to ensure that his organization is protected. Unfortunately, this is no longer a viable stance for an organization to take when it comes to DR. The reasons for this are simple and straight forward and fortunately for this prospect, by the end of our meeting he confessed, “briteVAULT is what I need.”
Here are the reasons why an organization must now budget for a monthly expenditure for their DR:
- Recovering from a site-loss with a tape-based or disk-based solution is too slow and will result in an unsustainable amount of downtime. In more direct terms: businesses can no longer afford to be down for weeks. Take your average 100 employee firm. Or take your average 25 employee firm. It doesn’t matter. How much money is lost, per-day of downtime? $5k – $10k+ for the 25 employee firm; $40k – $150k for the 100 employee firm. Multiply that by about 10 days of downtime, and you have some hefty figures: $50k – $1.5mm.
- If you are on a tape-based or disk-based backup solution and don’t have your servers replicated to a distant data-center that offers recovery in minutes like briteVAULT, you will be down for weeks if you suffer a catastrophic site loss. This is because three major milestones must be reached to obtain recovery at it would take at least 5-10 business days to accomplish all of these milestones. They are: a) Purchase and obtain new server hardware; b) find a suitable location with enough bandwidth to accommodate your remote connectivity needs; and c) restore your servers until this new, dissimilar hardware
- Loosing $50k – $1.5mm vastly outweighs the monthly expense of a top-tier DR solution like briteVAULT
- Statistics prove that organizations that suffer this amount of IT downtime are likely to go under. (Contact us to receive a copy of this 3rd party report (888) 94-VAULT)
Therefore, it is financially and fiducially irresponsible for organizations (or their IT Managers) to believe that nothing thatbad ever happens and therefore they don’t need to spend monthly to protect themselves. Yet in the defence of IT Managers, in this business climate they’re getting very used to management saying ‘no’ when they make a recommendation. Why would this be any different? It’s actually very different. And here’s the simple question you ask your business owner or CEO/CFO when she balks at the suggestion of a monthly DR solution: ‘Do you have homeowners insurance? Why?’ (Let them answer.) “Is this business worth more than your house?” (Let them answer). Then why, on God’s good green Earth, do you not have briteVAULT?!?