Weather-related IT downtime

Weather-related IT downtime

The world has been experiencing extreme climate changes with more frequency than before. Thunderstorms, heavy snowstorms, extremely hot temperatures in cold weather countries and vice versa. 

At the beginning of 2021, our team received a call from an organization willing to migrate to the cloud. They were all working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recently, their area was hit by a snowstorm that caused an outage. Every time this happened it was hard for them to go to the building and solve the problem.  

In February 2021, Texas experienced a winter blackout that, according to Science Direct, cost around $130 billion. Natural disasters are a reality that cannot be changed, but cloud infrastructure can power one’s business and prevent risks like weather-related IT downtime. 

Having your environment 100% on-premises limits your options when an outage occurs, and most solutions might even be beyond your control. Instead of being limited by these issues, organizations can make use of cloud-based alternatives. 

Resiliency  

Natural disasters can damage equipment, shut off electricity, and disable critical IT functions. Cloud computing supports safe disaster recovery efforts; furthermore, it also allows you to take a proactive approach to possible future issues. 

High Availability 

In case a server is down, you’ll be able to access your data from anywhere, as all your resources will be kept safe at any time. 

Go greener 

You’ll reduce your environmental footprint, because there is no need for a high amount of hardware or physical products. Migrating to the cloud will not only cut organizational costs and free physical space, but also will take your organization to a greener path. 

These are just a few of the numerous benefits moving to the cloud will bring to your organization. 

Having a team of friendly experts by your side will make the whole transition smoother and help you take full advantage of this technology. Harness the power of cloud computing safely and effectively, talk to one of our experts today.