You and everyone inside your company probably use cloud services to secure their files. But have you ever thought about what happens to your data when these services go down?
That’s where Cloud Redundancy comes in.
Throughout the time, IT and cybersecurity experts have learned a tough lesson: with superior convenience, comes greater risk (crash, breach, or extended downtime).
Today, you’re going to know different cloud redundancy situations, to avoid the consequences.
What is Cloud Redundancy and How It Works
In short words: Cloud Redundancy is the act of making copies of your data and the systems that host it, for the cyber-disastrous scenarios: if the cloud service itself gets corrupted or becomes unavailable. Call it a back-up of your back-up.
The concept of Cloud Redundancy is not new. For over 15 years or more, businesses have secured secondary back-ups of customers and employee data.
You probably know how cheaper, safer, and faster cloud computing is (compared to the old, alternative technology), but as in any virtual system, there’s always a slight chance of failure.
After all, lower-risk cases (such as upgrading or maintenance) also occur very frequently.
So, how can we guarantee your business continue functioning normally, even in-between a disturbing event? Covering four key areas inside your IT operations:
- Hardware-Level Redundancy – Here, we refer to the machinery that runs the software on which the business is managed over. Contact center application and collaboration tools get inside this formula where, somewhere, somehow, hardware is involved.
To incorporate it into your network architecture, you could co-locate your devices with a service provider (reasonable cost). Fortunately for you, such service providers manage the hardware themselves and provide uptime assurance.
- Process Redundancy – Some processes are more critical to business operations than others. And if you don’t determine which inside your business are most critical, and which aren’t, then it can get expensive quickly if you want a fully redundant solution to all of your process nodes inside the architecture.Along with your IT team or our Cybersecurity experts, you will be capable of mapping out which to focus on first.
- Network Redundancy – If your carrier’s one gets down, could you pick another one to handle the loading traffic? A fact to save your back: all provider’s service-level agreements include information around redundancy availability. This is important because different providers don’t necessarily mean a secure network redundancy.
- Geographic Redundancy – Replicating data from two or more separated location is an essential reality to cloud usage. These are often located with enough space in-between to prevent damages from disastrous events.When and If possible, contact your service providers to make sure it’s all working as automatically as possible. After all, natural disasters, power outages, and sabotage could mean threaten your online operations when you less expect it.
It’s vital to have redundancy built into your network architecture to protect against these outcomes.
All of the previous events depend on probabilities, and some of them are even inevitable. But that doesn’t mean you have to keep your architecture broken and vulnerable.
Instead, a reputable cloud storage provider can have redundancy built into your network, to ensure all your data is stored on multiple machines (in compliance with industry regulations).
Of course, there’s more than simple data duplication.
Cloud redundancy also means connectivity power.
Are you ready to take your business to the cloud? We can set it up for you today!