What is the Cost of Low Resilience?

by Richard Jones, 4 October 2019

High-profile dangers like fraud, regulatory fines and cyber-attacks often make the headlines, so it’s little surprise that business leaders are preoccupied by these topics. However, more mundane challenges can be just as damaging to an organisation’s reputation and revenues. One crucial consideration in this regard is Internet connectivity.

What are the Risks?

Internet downtime costs UK organisations around £15 billion in lost productivity each year.

Regulatory fines are now eye watering with with many well know and trusted brands being hit with these fines for data breaches.

As a whole, connectivity downtime totals 160 million hours per annum, with the majority of firms experiencing circa 50 hours offline each. For more than a third of companies, connectivity failures also bring their entire business operations to a halt. Clearly, this is a corporate risk that warrants much more attention.

Should I Go Colo?

Enterprises wrestling with this challenge should consider colocation. The best facilities are built to exacting standards for resilience and security, with robust disaster recovery procedures for mission-critical systems. With multiple big-name networks and cloud providers all sharing the same facility, enterprises can diversify their connectivity, ensuring that downtime does not affect business-as-usual.

Any well-run, resilient and secure cololocation environment should also be backed up by strict SLAs, proven compliance with industry standards and state-of-the-art systems to monitor and manage operations 24/7/365. Also look for 99.999% up-time SLAs, as well as a guaranteed response from engineers in minutes if issues appear.

At Indectron we provide and stick to the SLA’s we offer, currently we haven’t breached a single one and have a 100% uptime record that we are keen to continue.

If your business is considering colocating its mission critical infrastructure or are looking for a secure disaster recovery site then you should drop us a line.

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