Electricity outages happen. They’re a fact of life, whether by natural disaster, accident or the hamster getting sick of running around in its wheel.
But that doesn’t make outages any less frustrating when they do happen.
Just yesterday a widespread power outage hit 50,000 Canterbury properties. Those include businesses that can’t keep the computers running or access their servers – not to mention keep the lights on! That’s lost time, money and productivity.
It’s another reason why business continuity planning is so important. It’s about keeping things going during – and recovering after – unforeseen circumstances. And to do that, you need to be prepared.
Cloud computing is your best preparation to deal with power outages
When the power goes out, so will your on-premise servers. You might have an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) kick in, but that will only give you limited time to get your servers shut down safely – not to keep working.
But you can keep working with cloud. Our cloud servers have UPS and backup diesel generators, so they’ll keep on going. Your files, apps and emails are still there.
Your office lights might go out, but it gives you the option to work offsite without losing a server connection. And even a little bit of extra time with your emails and files can make a big difference.
Plus: you get all the day-to-day benefits of cloud!
- Be more mobile.
- Cut down on your office infrastructure. (No more server room!)
- Reduce your power costs.
- Better performance.
- Collaborate and share more easily.