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Traditional backup services might require replication of your onsite data center. Servers, cooling controls, space, and access need to be secured, built, maintained, and expensed. A duplicate data center is, by its very nature, an expensive undertaking. With managed IT services, you are not responsible for the management and maintenance of these data centers. Your organization also saves in the up-front costs associated with building and staffing another data center.
When your organization is faced with an incident, recovery time is paramount. Cloud providers are designed to offer fast response times, often in a matter of minutes. Each minute, each hour, could mean millions of dollars in lost revenue, so time is of the essence. Cloud solutions benefit from automation tools that deploy solutions, move to backups, protect email, and act quickly when an incident is triggered. Along with your internal response, a proper escalation team should also be available to allow an open communication with your community members.
With a sound managed IT recovery plan in place, your company will remain in compliance with oversight requirements. For those in medical, financial services, or food production verticals, for example, various federal policies require continued compliance and protection of patients, customers, and the general public. You want a solution that ensures that compliance is not threatened.