As winter arrives, the possibility of a snowstorms or hazardous conditions loom over the East Coast and other parts of the country. Flights were grounded on December 11-12 across dozens of states as the first heavy snow fall of winter 2016 dropped up to a foot of snow. New York City was spared during the first round of snow seeing barely an inch. The Weather Channel predicts the city could see more snow before Christmas.
Server problems or loss of digital information are potential issues companies can face during a snowstorm or natural disaster. Cloud and colocation services provider Webair is among companies offering its customers disaster recovery services now and throughout the year. Webair told New York City Wired that inclement weather and natural disasters are concerning for companies, but there’s a lot of catastrophic situations that should also be considered. Webair offers services at NY1 Data Center on Long Island. Disaster recovery services defined by Webair, include:
- Provider issues – Problems related to your Internet provider’s network, colocation provider, etc.
- Hardware problems – Servers going down, hard disks dying, component failures.
- Human Error – Operator accidentally deletes an application, files, or does any other sort of inadvertent damage to the system.
- Ransomware and Viruses – Malicious software which shuts down your application, holds your data hostage, or does other damage.
Webair’s DRaaS offering provides its customers with the ability to immediately re-enable services from locations within minutes or seconds before the “disaster” took place.
“While many organizations may have the IT staff who can technically setup a DR site/configuration, is it part of their primary functions or core competencies?” Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer at Webair said. “Companies should ask themselves if they’re willing to take ownership and accountability of all that internally, or if they’d prefer to work with a certified third-party who can provide the service backed by a contract and SLA. A provider that can take full ownership and accountability of management, monitoring, security, and testing of the solution.”
Webair’s competitors that offer disaster recovery services in various parts of the country including New York City, will be attending the Cloud Computing Expo taking place in June 6-8 2017 at the Javits Center. The convention will focus on iOT, Fintech, analytics, big data and more. Attendees will have a chance to learn mre about cloud and see presentations from various companies. Registration for the event is open. Details are available on the event website.
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