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With limited resources, time and money, CIO’s are faced with the responsibility of devising an effective disaster recovery plan for their organizations. Having the fate of the business’ continuity in the event of a manmade or natural disaster in your hands demands that no stone is left unturned while considering the best solution for the organization. Companies with large information requirements and aggressive recovery time objectives are more likely to use an internal DR site.

Should we develop a secondary DR site for the business or acquire Pepea Disaster Recovery as a Service from Message Labs Africa?

Points in favor of building your own backup facility are being in control of the management of resources and security control, specialized resources can be used as alternate processing centers to handle heavy usage periods, and reduced likelihood of your data being intermingled with other organizations’ data. However, managing a secondary physical DR site involves huge investments in added data center space, attendant operational costs related to power, cooling, site maintenance, connectivity, servers, etc.

Such a site operates only during data replication or when there is a disaster. The processes involved in making such a site live when needed will involve downtime and may have a considerable risk of data loss. Furthermore, if the connection between the primary and DR sites fails or is interrupted, manual operations will be needed to kickstart operations at the DR site. This can result in a huge loss of data.

The cloud-based alternatives made available today by Pepea Disaster Recovery as a Service present an attractive alternative to this traditional form of DR. Rather than buying and keeping backup storage and server resources in case of a disaster, clients rely on us to replicates your entire production site data, systems, and applications in a remote location. In the eventuality that your systems crash, you will be able to redirect users to continue working on the Pepea cloud as you fix the failure at the production site. This ensures business continuity within the shortest possible time, minimal to no cost of downtime.

Businesses that currently have an on-premise secondary site for disaster recovery purposes are incurring high costs associated with it. Some of the costs include;

  • Owning or leasing space for a secondary site,
  • Monthly costs associated with power, cooling, internet, network equipment, servers, etc.
  • Acquiring IT personnel with qualified expertise in managing an offsite DR site
  • Additional costs of maintenance, repairs, and upgrades

Having a Disaster Recovery site with Message Labs Africa will enable you to considerably reduce these costs, therefore, making Pepea DRaaS a reasonable choice for many. Pepea DRaaS is a solution that replicates your entire production site data, systems, and applications. In the eventuality that your systems crash, you will be able to redirect users to continue working on the Pepea cloud as you fix the failure at the production site. This ensures business continuity within the shortest possible time.

Our clients on Pepea Disaster Recovery as a Service enjoy;

1.Uninterrupted continuity

In the event that your systems crash, you will be able to redirect users to continue working on the Pepea cloud as you fix the failure at the production site.

2. Fast deployment

DRaaS can be deployed within hours or days (depending on the number of servers) as compared to the weeks or months it can take to build a secondary disaster recovery site.

3. Cost reduction

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4. Competitive advantage

Pepea DRaaS assures you that your company will be able to continue servicing customers no matter what. Our business is to keep your business running all the time so that you focus on staying ahead of the competition.

5. Reduced complexity

Building and maintaining a secondary DR site can be both costly and complex. If all of that infrastructure could be eliminated, then the administration, upgrade requirements, and maintenance contracts could be eliminated as well.

Investing in Pepea Disaster Recovery as a service means never having to worry about the devastating effects of disruption of business operations to your reputation, credibility, and survival.

Did we win this debate? Contact us at sales@ke.msgafrica.com for more information on our managed disaster recovery solution or feel free to visit our website.