As more and more companies shift over to the cloud, exponential cost savings become a natural result of doing business. Even during natural disasters, companies who opt to remain status quo and stay on with their existing computer staff and current disaster recovery plans might not be playing it as safe as they think.
Not changing can become expensive. Your IT costs can quickly ramp up including continuous maintenance and high fees for equipment and software upgrades. Talk about continuous; let’s add constant payouts for unused server space, prolonged use of overbooked IT staff, and neglected disaster recovery plans.
Everyone reaches a point where doing nothing about IT issues, or doing nothing different, has taken its toll. As an executive, or even as a business owner, you’re likely looking for new ways to do business efficiently and effectively, and as affordable as possible.
Honing in on your IT needs and thinking of upgrades or changes is better than doing nothing, but taking it a step further can save on operating expenses. Maybe IT changes are something you should’ve done a long time ago. We know. Change doesn’t come easy.
But there’s a reason that so many businesses are shifting to the cloud. It’s more convenient; it costs less in overall IT expenses; and it can be more secure (yes, you heard that right), including disaster recovery.
We could go on and on about the advantages of using the cloud, but for now, let’s take a look at some of the obvious ways moving to the cloud will end up saving you big money.
For starters, the cloud brings all of your data together: data is stored in one place. If money is time, and we all know it is, then the cloud is the way to go. Information you’re using is easily shared among all authorized devices and accounts. This negates the practice of switching from your work PC to your home computer, or stalling your work because you left some data here, and some data there.
If you’ve hired telecommuters, or even when you and your full-time employees must work at home, ample cloud bandwidth translates to extra megabytes for large-sized files such as email attachments.
No more waiting for large file transfers, or outright failures to send and receive emails since the hosted cloud is almost always more robust than what is run in-house, and there’s no need to depend on other users’ PC or laptop capabilities.
The cloud can save you money not only in overall IT expenses, but by satisfying IT needs by using specific and immediate solutions. We’ve worked hard to hire (and retain) talented certified IT professionals and engineers. So instead of one or two employees comprising an IT department, or a lone (and lonely), overworked IT contractor, our professionals are all under one roof. Here our customers are able to experience working with designated IT staff who easily collaborate with one another for the fastest solutions. You are not kept waiting (and waiting...) during critical work points where you need help fast.
Another thing about Steadfast is that we’re simply not interested in selling you unnecessary and complicated IT products; we're looking to build long term relationships. We know what businesses generally need because we’ve been designing enterprise IT packages for 15 years, but we’re aware that every business, including yours, is unique.
Customers can pay as they go for our Steadfast cloud, which will all but help you eliminate IT capital expenditures and it’ll offer you marginal project start-up costs. From a mere $12.50 per month for a Steadfast-hosted cloud you’ll find it difficult not to realize immediate cost savings. Look here and take action to avert high IT costs. Stop doing nothing.
No one can fully predict when a disaster might occur, but the last thing you want to be doing during a disaster recovery process is scrambling to be sure that all your drives are still working and that your most recent data recovery plan is in sync with your most specific data retrieval needs. We’ve designed Steadfast’s Disaster Recovery services so that they offer continuity and growth with our in-the-cloud Disaster Recovery solutions which are fluid, yet solid.
Securely building on our protective data retrieval design, Steadfast can provide extra recovery space for your existing data as well as your new and equally important data. During your backups, we enlist multiple gigabit Ethernet ports that do not interfere with your usual rhythm and pace of work.
Or, you can opt for custom-built data recoverywhere we follow your lead with options such as SAN/NAS and database replication, virtualization failover, disaster plan assessments and quality testing, among other solid features.
Above all, a Disaster Recovery Plan, as important as it is, shouldn’t break your bank by paying for costly hardware and software backup that is only as good as your last plan of action. But not having an essential recovery plan has the potential to break your bank. We can get on it for you, and fast.
Find out more about Steadfast’s Complete Disaster Recovery Services here.