Technology Solution Provider Suggests IT Pros Examine DR in the Cloud, Offers Guidance on Disaster Recovery Planning and Execution
Farmington Hills, MI, December 4, 2012 – In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which has been held accountable for power outages in over 8 million homes and businesses, flooded data centers, and billions of dollars in lost revenue along the East Coast, CIOs are taking a hard look at the way their organizations handle disaster recovery (DR) – asking important questions and examining the very real costs associated with protecting their data from loss. That’s why Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (http://www.us.logicalis.com/), suggests CIOs who are re-examining their post-Sandy DR plans consider a cloud-based disaster recovery solution as a cost-effective, flexible and secure way to minimize their companies’ recovery windows.
DR in the cloud can mean the elimination of worry when it comes to disasters like Superstorm Sandy. IO, a Logicalis Data Center 2.0 partner with U.S. data centers in both the East and West regions, remained 100 percent operational during Sandy and its aftermath. Through the IO.Anywhere™ Modular platform and its IO.OS® data center operating system, IO and clients like Logicalis were able to monitor in real time all the elements of Hurricane Sandy and its potential impact on the IO critical IT infrastructure as the superstorm approached IO’s New Jersey data center. IO managed its hurricane operations from its Technical Assistance Command Center in Phoenix, Ariz. Through the IO.OS single pane of glass dashboard and smart phone app, the IO team was able to observe the storm’s location, rainfall, and wind speeds as the hurricane approached the data center. The ability to have a dedicated team of people safeguarding customers’mission-critical data in two distinct and geographically disparate, always-on locations gave Logicalis’ cloud clients at IO data centers peace of mind, despite the upheaval caused by the storm’s physical and economic turbulence. IO’s ability to remain fully operational is a perfect example of why employing cloud-based services like disaster recovery as a service makes both financial and technical sense.
DR-as-a-Service (DRaaS), which replaces huge capital expenditure (cap-ex) and personnel costs with more manageable operational expenditure (op-ex) figures, is quickly gaining traction among savvy IT pros. Today’s DR in the cloud offerings can give CIOs a value-priced tool with which to meet their recovery point and recovery time objectives that is flexible, secure and well managed. For CIOs that want to learn more, Logicalis has put together a list of the top four ways DRaaS can keep companies running even when the unthinkable happens.
Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data center and cloud services; and managed services.
Logicalis employs almost 3,000 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, NetApp, VMware and ServiceNow.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.2 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, South America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators, specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $5 billion.
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