Digital transformation and remote working arrangements pushed small and medium businesses (SMBs) to leverage the cloud to store their critical data and work processes. While the cloud opens up new opportunities for businesses to scale faster, it also presents a few challenges. One of these is data breach and loss.
According to this 2022 report, the Middle East ranked second on the list of data breach losses after the US, incurring losses of SR28 million from data breaches in 2022 alone.
The need for a disaster recovery plan
SMBs must take quick action to devise a strategic disaster recovery plan because they are the targets of nearly half of all cyberattacks. But that’s not all; here are a few irrefutable reasons why SMBs in Saudi Arabia should have a disaster recovery plan:
1. Expensive system downtime
Though difficult to measure accurately, according to IDC, 80% of SMBs lose about SR75000 every hour during downtime. Not to mention that it takes three hours, on average, to resolve one such incident.
2. One attack could put you out of business
93% of companies that suffer a data disaster without a disaster recovery plan are out of business within one year, because they don’t have extra resources or capital to continue to provide services to their customers.
3. Automated backups
With a robust disaster recovery plan, you will have an automated backup of the critical applications, data, and workloads of your business by setting up the schedule just once.
How BIOSME's DRaaS can help recover data and IT infrastructure
For most organizations, achieving an effective disaster recovery plan is more than a technology problem; it takes a lot of manpower, equipment, and expertise to implement and maintain a disaster recovery strategy that will actually work when you need it most.
That’s why more companies are turning to Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), which allows organizations to set up a DR solution quickly and electively. Implementing DRaaS takes just about a week and removes the upfront CapEx investment and ongoing costs associated with real estate, ISP costs, and maintenance.
BIOS Middle East is a leading provider of DRaaS and was recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) for 3 consecutive years. Our Cloud Solution division, CloudHPT, was the only Middle Eastern company to be named in the report.
With BIOS Middle East, you can migrate to CloudHPT, one of the most secure clouds, and build a Disaster Recovery plan by using the old infrastructure. This will not only help you be on a rather secure server but also reduce the overall cost of maintaining the DR.
By choosing DRaaS with BIOSME, you get the following benefits:
• Freed up time for your IT team
When you work with us, you would not have to be involved in performing disaster recovery tasks in case of a disaster. Our engineers will build a detailed, end-to-end recovery strategy after studying your business to ensure that no information is left out.
• Zero setup responsibility
Our CloudHPT experts will take the responsibility for setting up DRaaS in your infrastructure by matching your business requirements to our recovery SLAs.
• Easy and quick visibility
BIOSME’s DRaaS is flexible and transparent. You gain access to tools and dashboards that make it easy to monitor the status of your disaster recovery.
IT Disaster Recovery as a Service is not as easy to understand as it seems, giving rise to dozens of myths and misunderstandings. If you have uncertainties surrounding whether DRaaS is a secure, reliable, and cost-effective solution to an in-house disaster recovery solution, you must read our guide on DRaaS, which details the ins and outs of disaster recovery as a service for new and experienced users alike. Disaster Recovery Guide.