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May 17, 2016

Protecting Your Data in the Cloud

Today, threats to your data come from all directions—cyber crimes, physical breaches, and natural disasters such as floods, fires and earthquakes. Any of these can compromise your data and stall your business or organization. What you need is a reliable cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) strategy.

How dangerous is disaster-related downtime to your business? According to a recent Gartner Report*, the cost can be debilitating.

  • Gartner estimates the business impact of downtime at $336,000 per hour
  • 70% of companies experienced up to 10 hours of unplanned downtime
  • 43% of organizations that experience substantial data loss as a result of an unplanned outage shut down for good

However, there are ways to protect your data. As the threat landscape continues to evolve and as cyber criminals become more sophisticated, many companies are moving their DR from in-house to management over to a third-party service provider. This allows time-strapped IT professionals to use automated technology which allows them to meet BC/DR requirements in a more cost-effective and reliable way. It also allows businesses to recover more quickly in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.

Working with a reputable Disaster Recovery As-A-Service (DRaaS) provider enables your business or organization to take advantage of highly scalable, secure and compliant infrastructure solutions. DRaaS allows you to reduce complexity, minimize risks, improve control and maximize your cost savings.

Curious to know how DRaaS works? Download our issue brief “A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery” to learn more about the mechanics of how DR solutions work.


For more information about QTS’ data solutions and how they can help your business, call us toll-free at 877.QTS.DATA, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.

*(Gartner Report: Ensure Cost Balances Out with Risk in High-Availability Data Centers by Dave Cappuccio)

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