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Disaster Recovery Planning – Move your GP to the Cloud


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    Disasters can occur with no notice, and when they strike the potential loss for a business could compromise their entire operation. A 2014 Gartner study indicates that without a proper disaster recovery plan, businesses can lose thousands of dollars, typically up to $300,000 per hour on average. A disaster can also result in the loss of data, security breaches, and ultimately businesses ending up in a situation where they cannot conduct or resume regular operations.

    When systems are down businesses fail to meet customer expectations, leaving customers stranded with their requirements not being met and ultimately tarnishing the brand’s reputation. Now is the time for companies to have a disaster recovery plan in place. With one, all systems are backed-up and replicated so that they can conduct their business operations smoothly, even in the case of a major natural disaster. 

    Cloud offers Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

    DRaaS is the backup or replication of data and physical or virtual systems to an external third-party location, that allows for the failover of these data and systems to a live compute environment in the event of a man-made or natural disaster.

    With Microsoft Azure Site Recovery, we will enable a full disaster recovery solution that will keep your business up and running when the worst-case scenario occurs.

    Harness the power of the Cloud for Disaster Recovery

    In August of 2017, one of our clients in Houston, Texas had our team move their GP system to Azure when Hurricane Harvey was bearing down on the city. We were able to move their entire GP System to the Azure Cloud and on Monday morning, they were able to work remotely, even though their plant and offices lost power and were under threat of flooding.  Their Azure install enabled them to continue running their business even when their on-premise servers were unable to stay up with power and internet outages.  What are your disaster recovery plans if your office lost power for an extended period of time?

    Moving GP to the cloud, the leader in disaster recovery 

    Keep your business covered with the power of the cloud powered by solutions such as Microsoft Azure. It is the most secure cloud solution available in the market that complies with Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) and Occupational Security Assurance (OSA) requirements with ensured security at multiple levels. With GP on the cloud, you need no significant upfront investments to collaborate and streamline operations towards improved productivity. GP on the cloud is OpEX based pay-per-use model allowing your business to focus capital investments on strategic projects. With GP on Azure and DRaaS, you can now conduct business at a rapid pace while freeing up your resources from the day-to-day worry of managing IT systems, security and disaster recovery solutions. As your cloud-hosting provider, we will take care of all the server support and maintenance work to keep your business-critical systems up and running. 

    Transitioning your GP to the cloud can benefit your business with better backups, on-demand access, better uptime, greater visibility into operations, and greater flexibility to scale up or down as your business needs change. Even if your GP system remains on-premise, having backups stored in the cloud or a full DRaaS solution will give your company the ability to bounce back in recovery situations.

    At Columbus, we have a team of expert cloud engineers who will help your business be prepared before disaster strikes. There are many reasons to upgrade your system to the cloud and our experienced team is waiting to help you plan your upgrade. Contact us today to find more information about your upgrade journey!

    Microsoft Azure Site Recovery is PC Magazine 2018 Editors Choice for DRaaS

    https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2499967,00.asp

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