Many businesses in the Caribbean region think of Disaster Recovery as strictly pertaining to hurricane season, but the fact of the matter is, that Disaster Recovery can happen for any business, in any part of the world, at any time and for any number of reasons. These may include loss of data due to hardware failure, a human generated bug that can create mass destruction of key files, fire – not to mention natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes.
In today’s world, data is critical to the day to day operations of the company – and therefore increasing the value of data as a company asset. With that, comes the need to secure this valuable asset, especially in the event of an accident or disaster.
With this in mind, Digicel has recently expanded its suite of business services to provide an end to end managed solution through its sister company, Another9. With more than 15 years in the industry, Another9 has evolved with the dynamic nature of technology to become a leading provider of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity solutions.
Minimizing the amount of downtime is now seen as a competitive advantage as businesses strive to have the least amount of downtime. Any sort of outage can have a detrimental effect on a company’s reputation. If a disaster does take down the infrastructure, fast recovery is critical and can dictate the difference between long-term success or failure.
The Digicel/Another9 solution has already been embraced by local companies that realize the importance of knowing they will be able to do business in the event of a disaster, whatever that event may be.
The Digicel/Another9 solution also offers clients the ability to tailor their disaster recovery requirements based on their business objectives and data usage. The solution differs significantly from the traditional disaster recovery model which charged high up-front costs and data center charges. However, the OPEX model provided by Digicel/Another9 allows companies to take advantage of the solution and services while managing costs.
“A key component in choosing the Digicel/Another9 charging model was that it allowed for monthly subscription fees for the service instead of large up-front costs,” according to Chris Whorms, CITS IT consultant to Travers Thorp Alberga, which has deployed the DRaaS/IaaS and long-term storage solutions.
The Infrastructure as a Service offering enables clients to outsource their hardware and networking components and have Digicel/Another9 take care of the day-to-day management and expenses associated with software and licensing updates, as well as the skills to maintain operations.
To learn more about the Digicel/Another9 Disaster recovery and cloud-based solutions, contact your corporate account manager or Paul Keegan, Senior Vice President of Another9 Caribbean.
1. DRaaS: Disaster Recovery as a Service: An affordable solution that addresses client Business Continuity, Data Recovery, Governance, Compliance and Insurance requirements in today’s digital world.
2. DaaS: Desktop as a Service: The provisioning of remote hosted virtual desktops using a remote server to host personal computer desktops simultaneously. The provision model in which an organization outsources the equipment used to support operations, including storage, hardware, servers and networking components.
3. IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service: The provision model in which an organization outsources the equipment used to support operations, including storage, hardware, servers and networking components.