March 9, 2016 by Niall Currid

The Sharknado Guide To Disaster Recovery Services

The Sharknado Guide To Disaster Recovery Services

If it could possibly go wrong, you can bet it will

If you’ve ever watched even a few minutes of the rollicking good fun that is the Sharknado movie trilogy, then you’ve learned an important life lesson: Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong – and in a much worse way than you could ever imagine.

You think multiple tornadoes hitting a city at once is bad? Nah, that’s nothing. Now, throw some bloodthirsty sharks into those tornadoes - now you’ve got a truly bad situation on your hands.

Of course, in the business world, you’re probably not going to have to deal with flying shark attacks, but there is a very real possibility of some sort of IT disaster occurring that could compromise your systems – your data, your apps – everything you need to keep your business up and running. And if we’ve learned anything from Sharknado, it’s to prepare for the worst worst case scenario.

1. Technical Expertise is Vital in a Crisis or You Can Blow Up Tornadoes with Propane Tanks

When disaster hits, whether it’s a natural disaster crippling your company’s IT systems or a vicious shark hurtling through your window, the only thing that can turn things around and save the day is some serious technical expertise. In Sharknado, this takes the form of our heroes’ ingenious idea of creating bombs out of propane tanks, and tossing them into tornadoes via helicopter. Once the sharknadoes have been blown up, it’s just a matter of time till all is back to normal.

When it comes to disaster recovery in the world of business, technical expertise is essential. You need someone who has the experience, know-how, and tools to restore your business applications and data no matter what – and within a timeframe that your bottom line doesn’t suffer. While in-house IT can be prepared for a few situations, it takes a company that specializes in DRaaS like Microserve to ensure that you are safe regardless of the circumstances.

2. Prepare for the Worst and Make It Through Unscathed or Keep That Chainsaw Handy

No one thinks they’re going to be the one hit with the worst case scenario, but being unprepared for that one-in-a-million situation guarantees that what could have been a temporary setback will be catastrophic instead. Worrying about getting eaten by a flying shark might seem far-fetched, but if Fin from Sharknado hadn’t kept his chainsaw close at hand, he wouldn’t have been able to slice his way out of the shark that swallowed him whole.

We’ll develop a disaster recovery plan that if the very worst does happen, and your systems are completely lost, you’ll have the ability to rebound quickly. Think of it as a chainsaw that restores systems and data.

3. Disaster Recovery Leads to Meaningful Partnerships or Fighting Sharks Brings People Together

Despite its name, disaster recovery isn’t just about the one time you actually need to restore your crashed IT systems. It’s actually more focused on taking normal precautions, backing up data, replicating apps in the cloud, testing recovery plans, and making sure that everything is ready, just in case, we work together with a company to create a disaster recovery strategy, a meaningful partnership is also formed. We get to know your company, and, as experts in the field of IT with decades of experience under our belts, we offer you comprehensive solutions tailored to your exact needs.

So whether you’re swatting flying sharks or securing your company’s systems, preparing for the worst, accessing technical expertise, and working closely with your partner can mean the difference between making it out alive – or getting eaten alive. Contact Microserve today to find out more about how we can help your company prepare for any contingency. We’ll have the propane tanks ready for you.

Shark photo by Elias Levy.

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