2022 Hurricane Season is on its way, be prepared with a comprehensive disaster recovery plan

Sarah Doherty, Director of Product Marketing, SaaS Apps

The only thing harder than planning for a disaster is explaining why you didn’t. 

The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 and includes the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts a 65% chance for an above-normal season, with a 70% chance of 14 to 21 named storms, of which up to 10 could become hurricanes. The organization claims three to six of these storms could develop into major hurricanes. 

2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

Source: NOAA

Prepare for the 2022 Hurricane Season with Cloud Disaster Recovery

With the hurricane season about to begin this June, it pays to be cautious and ensure your disaster recovery plan is comprehensive and functioning properly. If your organization has not yet done so, Druva offers a handy guide to assist in developing and implementing your own disaster recovery plan

If you haven’t secured your business-critical data yet with cloud disaster recovery (DR), don’t wait for a dangerous storm to threaten before taking preventive action. Though it sometimes becomes top of mind during hurricane season, DR is the insurance policy every organization, big or small, needs year-round. Unfortunately, many organizations don’t fully realize the importance of comprehensive DR until the day their business depends on it to stay operational.

Continuity is a major concern for any organization. Hurricane or not, customers would rather move on to the next vendor than wait for your business to pick up the pieces. Considering this fact, it’s time to consider a move to the cloud — whether hurricane season has you sweating bullets or not.

It’s important not to forget your key applications, including Microsoft 365Google Workspace, and Salesforce. Organizations are increasingly choosing these software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings to boost productivity and collaboration and drastically simplify the management of data created and stored within their platforms. However, as organizations adopt these cloud-based SaaS offerings, they must rethink how they protect and recover data stored in them. By using these applications, organizations no longer control the hosting, backup, and recovery of data created, rather, the SaaS providers assume these responsibilities. Importantly, organizations still retain responsibility for the protection and recovery of this data.

Selecting the Right DR Partner

In the event of a natural disaster, it is best to be prepared with a DR plan — this plan is not just backing up data. The following are four key factors in selecting the best disaster recovery partner for your business:

  • Security — Extensive security protocols in place to keep your data secure at all times.
  • Scalability — A highly scalable service to support your needs for data growth during a disaster event and beyond.
  • Staff — Experience and knowledgeable staff to help with any support that is needed at any time.
  • Reputable Company — An experienced business within the realm of disaster recovery.

The reliable and resilient availability of data is essential to the management and livelihood of every company, large or small. All elements hinge on the dependability of your technology to deliver vital information right when you need it. Cloud-based disaster recovery is an economical solution for protecting your business-critical data. Preparing your business for disaster events starts with combining the right people, processes, and technology to ensure a quick and successful recovery. 

Druva’s Proven, 100% SaaS Disaster Recovery

Druva offers a comprehensive set of disaster recovery solutions to ensure the uninterrupted performance of IT operations and mission-critical systems in the event of a disaster. It allows your organization to simplify data protection, dramatically reduce costs, and improve data resiliency within today’s complex information environments.

Next Steps

Druva simplifies cloud DR for on-premises and cloud workloads by utilizing integrated cloud backups — removing the stress and complexity of maintaining business continuity. Visit the DR page of the Druva site for more information on these leading capabilities, and download the white paper and tipsheet for best practices in developing a disaster recovery plan of your own.