Every commercial enterprise, in any given sector, is prone to unpredictable disasters. This is what the past and current market dynamics divulge.  Businesses that have been successful in shielding their workloads against catastrophes must be patting their backs for making effective backup and disaster recovery part of their manifesto. And, those, who have always been negligent over this factor, should be ready to face serious aftershocks. Having a robust backup and DR capabilities is a mandate for those who are least interested to welcome the unwanted. The good news is, the digital landscape is witnessing a healthy uptrend with the rampant proliferation of cloud-powered BC/DR tools. With every passing year, these elements are becoming integral for the companies of all contours. 

                       

Cloud based backup recovery solutions are rolled out with a plethora of benefits that not only cover critical business assets and data under crippling circumstances, but also ensure seamless work functionality even if the disaster has already hit your business.

Let us Take a Quick Glance at Some of Its Key Attributes:

Prompt Access: Pay-as- you-go is one of the ingenious and lucrative features of cloud. It can be seen as a motivation for many business leaders, as it allows them to gain quick access to the required capacity, without demanding hefty upfront investments.

Flexibility: It gives freedom to the clients to characterize their dynamic data and applications, depending on their priority, RPO/RTO parameters, and ongoing storage requirements. 

Unbelievable Scalability: As the production of data is adding each day, it is important that your business has access to a resilient infrastructure that can expand and contract dynamically. Cloud based services are designed with power-packed techniques, with the collaboration of networked servers. That means, your website never experiences downtimes or crashes owing to dense traffic spikes.

Uninterrupted Availability:  These services rely on capabilities, like virtual standby, live recovery, and 288snapshots/day, helping you to keep your business available round the clock. To put it simply, these capabilities ensure that all your critical workload gets restored in minutes. Plus, agentless technology, active block mapping, compression and deduplication capabilities also protect VMs against unwanted nuances.

Now Let us Take a Look at Some of the Trends that will Mount Pressure on Businesses to Adopt Disaster Recovery Solutions in 2016:

Fastest Recovery: Organizations of all sizes are making plausible attempts that can help them expand their footprints. Loss of critical data or other resources can replicate to failure or be a reason for the decline in ROI. This, in turn, will push entrepreneurs to consider offsite recovery plans for the continuity of their business. The moment physical servers experience the downtime, the redundancy maintained at offsite recovery site will quickly take up the charge to bring functions back to the normal state .   

Virtualization Expandability: Although virtualization has extended its roots in every nook and cranny, a few enterprises are still hooked up with older applications and operating systems. However, experts believe that year 2016 will be the year of virtual data centers, as both applications and OS instances will be upgraded to become virtualized. This, in turn, will enable those organizations to move their legacy applications to an efficient virtual architecture.

Compliance Needs: For business sustainability, companies are required to be compliant with the set regulatory standards. Here, data backup and recovery is indispensable in order to ensure that all business critical operations run smoothly even when the catastrophic events hit your business. Since every organization functions differently and has different sets of requirements, it becomes crucial for them to look forward for a robust disaster recovery plan to mask their complete IT setup. To put it straightforwardly, these capabilities will be delivered through cloud to perform backup and recovery tasks. This, in turn, will further help in slashing down operating costs.

Disaster Recovery Evolves to DRaaS: Disaster Recovery as a Service is an extended version of Disaster Recovery solutions. It enables the quick replication of virtual machines to meet unique IT needs raised by an organization. DRaaS augments various kinds of virtual environments, through which data can be replicated quite easily, with the help of cloud to cloud or customer to cloud provisioning. On top of that, the use of virtualization technology makes the backup and recovery process much easier, because VM images are simple files that can be migrated securely with the help of avant-garde processes.

Disaster Recovery Expandability: It goes without saying that applications are day by day becoming more interdependent, demanding a tailored DR approach. It is important that all business operations and assets get fully recovered and within the time. By the need of 2016, it is believed that DR approach will get more transformed that includes all business systems in its recovery memorandum to ensure improved business continuity.

Certainly, backup and disaster recovery plans can help organizations to protect their critical functions against hurricanes, fire, floods, and other disruptive events. Having a backup and disaster recovery plan in place puts you in a position to save precious time not only during a disaster, but also in the maintenance of your data and applications – this is what IDC suggests.

By the end of 2016 and beyond, every enterprise will consider real-time backup and disaster recovery strategy to combat unwarranted catastrophic circumstances so that they can focus on their core contingencies and move forward, no matter what outage, or disruptive event may strike.