How Your Business Can Survive After Natural Disaster


January 29, 2020 | All

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Recently, it has been all too common to turn on the news and be reminded of natural disasters happening somewhere in the world. Whether it be hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, or earthquakes, natural disasters affect many parts of the world each year. In 2019 alone, there were six Atlantic hurricanes that had devastating effects on businesses in the region. Every part of the world is susceptible to disaster, but very few businesses have a strategy in place to mitigate those risks.

According to a study by FEMA, only 60% of small businesses will recover following a natural disaster, and an additional 25% fail after just one year. While this is a startling statistic, there are ways to make sure that your business will have a higher chance of survival if disaster strikes. Disaster recovery should be a part of every business plan, and with the help of Panzura, disaster recovery is made simple.

Panzura is a cloud-based platform that gives businesses a high-performance backup target that stores your data to the cloud. This allows you to keep your data secure and offers restore options anywhere in the world. After disaster strikes, it is critical that your business has immediate access to its data. However, many business strategies involve complex and costly solutions that prevent immediate access. With Panzura, disaster recovery and backup processes are automated for your enterprise database in the cloud so that everyone has access to their data at all times.

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One of the challenges with typical legacy enterprise database backups is their inability to offer both high performance recovery and affordable, long-term storage. However, when it comes to choosing a recovery plan for your business, you should not have to compromise on affordability or efficiency. Some of the main benefits of using Panzura include exceptionally fast recovery, affordable long-term retention and immediate compliance. Cloud providers use an architecting system which allow them to store copies across different data centers and geographies. This ensures quick and effective backup and recovery. In addition to almost immediate data recovery, Panzura can save your business up to 70% on cost when compared to other disaster recovery solutions.

Another benefit to using Panzura is its efficient ransomware recovery. Cyberattacks and ransomware are becoming increasingly common in the construction industry, but with the help of Panzura, businesses are able to combat the attacks more efficiently. Panzura prevents encryption by ransom malware because files cannot be modified. Stored files are synchronized every 60 seconds, so in the case of an attack, the recovery point is only up to a minute past.

No one wants to think that their business could fall victim to cybersecurity attacks or disasters such as hurricanes, but it is crucial that businesses have a plan in place to ensure that they will recover if disaster does strike. To ensure that your business is safe when faced with natural disaster or cyber-attacks, contact Applied Software about adding Panzura to your business’ disaster recovery plan. Let the industry experts at Applied help you investigate the best Panzura solution for your firm’s enterprise infrastructure.

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