he East Coast (our main service area) was hit earlier this month by Hurricane Irene, and while the Northeast didn’t take the brunt of the hit, many areas were still hit hard by power and telco outages.
As a managed services provider, we have redundant power, backup generators, and multiple backbone connections to ensure our core services are not impacted by a major weather event. In most instances, a power outage or telco issue might last a few hours, but this recent storm caused many outages to customers that lasted nearly a week in the worst cases.
Most small business can tolerate power or Internet loss for a few hours, but a week long outage could be crippling, especially if your staff and clients are solely reliant on services you’re hosting on your internal network.
With the rise of low cost/high speed connectivity, we’ve witnessed a migration of essential services (email and hosted applications) from secure data centers to in-house networks. This disturbing trend creates a network administrator’s worst case scenario, a single point of failure.
If you have overlooked the network aspects of business continuity you should consider moving those servers to a secure data center, such as the one MegaNet offers at The Foundry in Providence, RI. A small monthly fee to keep essential business services housed in a facility with multiple bandwidth connections, UPS units and backup generators is usually offset by reduced costs for power and environmentals incurred when keeping those servers running in-house.
Give your staff and clients uninterrupted connectivity to your core services by using the power of cloud computing and secure offsite hosting.
For more information and a free quote and analysis for your services, contact us today!