Quite recently, the Philippines was hit by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake and the Cloudstaff team was able to provide assistance to its clients through its strong business continuity plans.
The earthquake certainly managed to have an effect on many businesses. Like others, Cloudstaff has no immunity from natural disasters. Walls were damaged, glasses were broken and some equipment was destroyed.
Thankfully, we had comprehensive Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plans in place. In the event of a disaster, we’re able to ensure that staff are safe and services can be restored quickly.
Experiencing a natural disaster was a timely and practical reminder of the value and importance that every business should place on backup planning. While you always hope that you’ll never find the need to use it, you still recognize that proper planning pays off in spades if the need arises.
For businesses, every minute of operation counts. Prolonged downtime results in significant losses. Without an established strategy, you’re leaving people in a state of confusion rather than getting everyone on the same page.
While formulating a disaster recovery plan for a business can be costly, neglecting it could cost your business so much more. Not having a DRP may put the company at risk of financial loss and reputation damage. Moreover, clients may not be lenient when it comes to businesses failures and delays of service.
The Cloudstaff Difference
To maximize uptime, Cloudstaff has N+1 power, connectivity and environment systems as standard in all offices.
While there can still be issues that may affect the delivery of time-critical tasks, in the event of catastrophic failure, staff can be quickly relocated to nearby unaffected Cloudstaff buildings in just a matter of hours, incurring minimal downtime.
Our disaster recovery plan doesn’t make us impervious to mishaps, but it does allow us to mitigate risk and reduce downtime to continue servicing the needs of our valued clients.