It’s Halloween night, you’re the last one in the office. The sounds of thunder echo throughout the dark and empty room. The only source of light is the glow from your trusty desktop computer. You’re getting ready to save your end of the month report when a bolt of lightning lights up the room. Your computer screen goes dark. Your report vanishes before your very eyes, before you could save it.
This technology scenario, and nightmare, is becoming an all too common reality amongst businesses nowadays. In 2016, the average cost of a data center being down cost a business $2.4 million. That’s an increase of 39% from 2013.
Without a secure backup and recovery strategy in place, a business is at high risk of losing all of their company data. Listed below are some valuable statistics about the cost of network downtime and the likeliness that your backup strategy is working the way it should.
Partial Downtime vs. Total Unplanned Outage
2016 Average partial downtime was 64 minutes, mean average cost of $8,851 per minute of downtime on the data center. 12% increase from 2013
Total Unplanned Outage
In 2016, a duration of 130 minutes for total unplanned outages. 9% more than in 2013. In addition to the frequency of total unplanned outages increasing, costs also increased 5% to $946,788.
Is your backup strategy actually working like it should?
In 2016, statistics showed that most businesses are not prepared when it comes time to see if their backup and recovery solution is properly functioning. Only 30% of businesses reported having a fully documented disaster recovery strategy in place.
A total of 32.1% of businesses reported to having a plan that outlines the specific business critical applications and components that need to be recovered. 33% of businesses revealed that their disaster recovery plan proved inadequate when deployed in a response to an outage. Lastly, a shocking 15.4% of businesses hadn’t even developed a backup and recovery plan.
Don’t let your business become another statistic, take the time to plan out your backup and recovery strategy before it’s too late! CCR is here to offer support every step of the way!
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