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Quick Tips for a Cloud Based DR Strategy

You are jeopardizing your IT environment and your job if you don’t have a strategy for disaster recovery. Whether you are ready or not, unexpected outages will occur and if you don’t have a protocol in place, data loss will cost millions of dollars or even bring your company to failure. Forward-thinking IT leaders are increasingly turning to cloud-based Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) as a simple and cost-effective solution for protecting IT resources, ensuring high availability and having a plan to fully regain operations.

Here are some quick tips and benefits of including a managed cloud solution in your DRaaS option and how it can make it easier to economically protect your most valuable asset: your data.

 

1.        Cloud availability can eliminate human error and costly downtime

Cloud based DR prevents inaccuracies and flaws associated with traditional offline backups while improving visibility into file stores and virtual machines. This solution plays a heavy role in Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs), Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and regular testing and updates. Cloud technology has the robust capability to get you back into business within minutes of an incident.

 

2.       Cloud can do more than just back up

Traditional DR is often difficult to operate, hard to configure and quickly becomes outdated. Often times it’s out of financial reach for many organizations. Therefore firms solely rely on back up for their disaster recovery, however it doesn’t cover documented policies and procedures, application prioritization, RTOs and RPOs. Fortunately, cloud computing reduces the need for on-prem data center space, IT infrastructure and resources. It simplifies management of backup configuration and media.

 

3.       Cloud based DR can bring tremendous cost savings

The world is depending on 24/7 availability of data and applications, unanticipated downtime can be devastating. Outages now cost organizations an average of $140k to $540k per hour, and $5,600 per minute. What is even more alarming is that 25% of businesses never recover from disaster. Cloud has the flexibility of using operational budget rather than a large upfront capital expenditure to implement or expand a protection plan, as well as scaling up or down as requirements dictate.

 

For those who had already known the benefits of cloud and are well on your way to adopt a fully comprehensive solution, it now all comes down to finding the right managed cloud service provider with the right mix of solutions to meet business needs. With hybrid, multicloud IT infrastructure becoming the norm, organizations are increasingly dependent on multiple tools for data protection as part of their DR strategy. As you evaluate DRaaS providers, MR2 is here to highlight how our industry-leading partner, Navsite is a reliable cloud provider with managed cloud solutions to solve any of your IT needs. Benefits of working with Navisite include:

  • Reliable cloud provider that delivers excellent customer service, offers a high level of customization ability and meets any require certifications
  • Its cloud-based solution is easy to configure, manage and test
  • Takes a tailored, application-centric approach to DRaaS Tier 1, 2 and 3 applications, infrastructure and/ or business units may require separate tools to meet different RPOs and RTOs
  • Makes business continuity easy and simple, offering a portfolio that’s flexible, scalable, and feature-rich offerings, including vCAv, which makes it possible to get back to business a few minutes and a few clicks after disaster strikes

 

To learn more, contact a MR2 Solutions specialist today 949-474-4495 or email – michael@mr2solutions.com.

 

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4 Ways to Drive Productivity in your Workforce

Many modern organizations today are quickly discovering that cloud delivery of daily-use applications, like those constituent of Microsoft Office, is poised to fundamentally raise the bar for workforce activity. High availability, device-agnostic delivery of critical resources, and enhanced centralized control can all benefit organizations taking office apps to the cloud. There are, however, challenges that IT teams must be equipped to address. Vulnerable endpoint devices, a distinct lack of insight into mobile operations, compliance standards and cumbersome provisioning processes can lead to notable concerns. How can organizations safeguard mobile operations without hindering productivity? How can IT teams remedy these concerns with minimal cost to the organization? 

1. A strong foundation for IT teams - outsourcing management to an industry leading technology partner can delivery some of the most powerful and effective office tools, via the Cloud, with committed support from dedicated expert staff. Organizations can be rest assured of rapid alert issues with customized, real-time health check monitoring, and expedient response for resolution. Enable centralized control of permissions at the device and application level, compliance and policies and resource provisioning. By outsourcing these services can help work in concert to simplify IT's role in enabling a productive mobile workforce without increased CapEX, and leveraging a predicable OpEx structure with one destination for service and support. 

 

2. Centralizing Control Without Sacrificing Insight - choose the best technology partner to align your organization's business productivity goals with the essential controls and settings to your organization's IT teams and administrators. IT can efficiently enable end-users, workgroups, or the organization in its entirety without access to the endpoint device or complex server configurations. IT teams can then extend and enhance security and policy standards beyond the application suite, to the endpoint device, and user accounts with comprehensive EMM capabilities. Security standards and end-user permissions can be realized on-the-fly, without lengthy roll-out procedures or risking a lapse in compliance. 

 

3. Reliability and Security Built-in to every solution - Leverage a resource that had a deep and outstanding partnership with Microsoft and VMware to gain access to some of the most influential and resilient solutions for productivity and mobility. Your firm will have the capability to enhance their staff, customize solutions for distinct business and compliance needs and have application-level support readily available. Having a technology partner committed to responsiveness and proactive preparedness will allow IT teams to eliminate the question of support capacity in order to focus on the critical business technology goals. With strong Service Level Agreements and enterprise-class data centers, secure mobile productivity will elevate the standard for availability and resiliency. 

 

4. Work with MR2 Solutions & Navisite for your cloud, mobile, disaster recovery and security needs - Every client deserves world-class service and support - our team of highly experienced IT professionals is passionate about your business and dedicated to your success. MR2 Solutions works to ensure we continuously move toward your long-term business goals and deliver results. Our philosophy and commitment to service is deeply rooted in the depth of expertise we bring to every relationship. 

 

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