Small and midsize business can now get back up and recovery levels that were once available only to large, deep-pocketed organizations.
Cloud services are gaining fresh attention for their business-continuity advantages. One basic draw is the redundant nature of the cloud platform itself. Cloud services run on geographically diverse server clusters, in which a downed node automatically fails over to a live one. Users keep on working, unaffected and none the wiser.
Avoiding the steep costs of downtime is helping small and midsize businesses. The cloud means that for most companies, the costly, inefficient days of maintaining a redundant hot site for disaster recovery are behind them.