How to Leverage Used Network Hardware To Help Your Disaster Recovery Plan


earthquake - disaster recoveryDisasters can arise anywhere, at any time.

Nuclear disasters, tornadoes, hurricanes and floods are all threats that you need to be aware of to ensure the constant protection of your data center’s servers, network hardware and sensitive fiber optic cabling infrastructure.

Only 54 percent of U.S. businesses, however, have a disaster recovery system that will allow for the complete recovery of a data center within 24 hours of a disaster. 
54%...That's it?  And even still, this is pushing the safety limits for businesses.
Are you ready for shocking fact?
Research shows that 93% of companies that lost data for 10 days or more filed for bankruptcy within one year of the event.

Short Term Budget Challenges vs Disaster Risks

Part of the reason that many companies choose to neglect a data recovery plan has to do with budget limitations. The reality is that most IT departments are already pressed for money and are unwilling to ask for more from upper management to support funding for additional equipment.
In fact, our recent survey shows that 28 percent of respondents claimed that budget restraints posed a major threat to their organization’s IT plan. 
However, when the amount of money that is lost due to disasters is taken into account, it makes much more sense to have a plan set up. Compare short term budget challenges with the potential risk of catastrophic costs associated with being unprepared for a disaster.

Enter Network Hardware

fire - disaster recoveryIn light of the above, it may be wise to consider alternative methods for disaster preparation. Used network hardware is one of the most enticing options.
This is due to the fact that it is not only cheaper, but also refurbished and ready to be implemented into your system without the fear of additional failure.
The reality is that nobody is ever prepared for a disaster.
It will happen on the day that you least expect it. But when you are prepared for the worst, you can rest assured knowing that your organization is safely out of harm’s way.
And used network hardware is one way of achieving this while staying under budget.











If you would like to learn more about how to leverage pre-owned network hardware to help your DR Plan, give us a shout.