27 Apr Protect Your Data from Threats | Expert Data Storage & Recovery
Protect Your Data from Threats with Expert Data Storage and Recovery Solutions
In the Midwest and South, unstable spring weather can spark terrifying tornadoes. Out West, it feels like the fire season never ends now.
Along the Gulf, just as most people start thinking about summertime fun, they start thinking strategically about hurricanes.
And the Northeast has its share of storm potential or even man-made events that can disrupt normal activities.
This time of year definitely gets people thinking about the possibility of natural disasters.
What impact would a localized event have on your business? What about a targeted cyberattack or simple human error?
The truth is, even minor power or WiFi interruptions can impact your ability to conduct business. And in today’s global economy, always on isn’t optional – it’s expected.
Your customers and stakeholders demand operations as usual no matter what’s happening in your part of the world.
Let’s Talk WiFi
If you are using an in-house network of computers that only run software that is downloaded to each individual machine, you’ll just keep on rolling along. In fact, you might not even know the WiFi is out.
But most companies rely on at least some cloud-based applications or programs to conduct business as usual. As a hybrid cloud user, you won’t be able to access the data in a cloud provider’s data center until your WiFi connection is restored.
No matter how minimal your reliance is on cloud computing, you have to have WiFi to send off and receive data back from an offsite data center.
If you rely on any cloud-based platforms or need WFH flexibility, it’s a good plan to have a secondary internet provider for your place of business.
“Choose a national provider and a smaller, local provider,” says Mason Cooper, CIO of CyberlinkASP.
As long as your signal enters the building on two separate lines, you have a better chance of being able to remain operational during an isolated WiFi service outage because you’ll be able to stay connected to your cloud provider’s network. Speeds might be affected but you’ll still be able to process data if you prioritize what is critical to your business.
An Interruption in Your Local Power Grid
Extreme heat. Or cold. Or even the possibility of a hacking event that takes down a portion of the power grid. Any of these scenarios can mean forced downtime for your business. If you run everything off an in-house server network, when your building is offline or off-limits, you’re not working because you have no remote options.
Again, having a cloud solution can mean minimal downtime or interruptions. With a cloud hosted system, your staff can head home or somewhere safe and be back up and running.
If you can’t do business when your servers are powered down or stuck behind a security line, consider adding a virtual desktop option.
By implementing a virtual desktop, you can access every part of your business using the same familiar icons and workflows – from wherever you are. Even if you use legacy applications that don’t feature cloud functionality.
Data Centers Designed to Protect Your Applications from Any Threat
When you put CyberlinkASP’s virtual desktop hosting solution in place, you gain access to our rugged Dallas, TX data center that is part of a service line shared with Parkland Hospital and exempt from blackouts.
As a secondary layer of protection, there are generators that are supplied with weeks of fuel in the event of a situation that has long term impact potential.
The building itself is rated to withstand the direct hit of a catastrophic EF5 tornado.
In February 2021, while much of Texas was making news for week-long sub-zero temperatures that pushed the limits of the state’s power grid, CyberlinkASP’s data center never experienced a power outage.
Along with our Dallas location, all our other data centers (located in San Diego, Las Vegas, and Pittsburgh) are all outfitted with backup infrastructure that allows them to engage in standalone operations if necessary. External emergencies and disasters don’t affect the security of, or access to, your data.
We continually monitor our network and your link to it for potential threats and vulnerabilities and we recommend best practices and cost saving solutions to improve your operational efficiency.
You may not have control over the myriad external and internal risks your company faces every day, but with the right cloud partner you can rest easy knowing your data is protected.