Lesson learned: SaaS, Cloud hosting is the way to go. Prior to their partnership with LTi, they had a local Disaster Recovery (DR) plan. Had that still been the case when the hurricane hit, they would have been down for more than 3 months, as many businesses in the same location unfortunately were. Several businesses closed their doors permanently after taking such a huge loss.
But that is not how this story ends. This company has been with LTi for 9 years now. And as they said, they couldn’t imagine a better partner. The SaaS, Cloud solution we provide is specific to our platform and it made all the difference, as did our people.
When determining the best cloud hosting provider for your Disaster Recovery plan, ask questions about this type of worst case scenario. Ask to speak to a customer who has experienced this kind of situation and how their technology partner handled it. Where they ‘all hands on deck or did they avoid emails and phone calls.
Get references. Find out how they handle pressure, such as a hurricane. Everyone understands Disaster Recovery is important, but many businesses do not make it a priority, and that’s when you find out it is a big priority.
Not have a DR plan can have catastrophe downstream impacts on your business. Being prepared and never needing will provide peace of mind. Because we all know it’s impossible to predict the weather, but having the Disaster Recovery plan in
place to manage it, that is predictable.
So, are YOU ready for a hurricane?