11/11/2015 - Research shows that many SMBs who rely heavily on being online, at all times, to be unprepared for downtime that can significantly impact their customers and their business. Many only take action after a major loss has been experienced. This may result in major losses in both immediate and long-term business.
SMBs highly vulnerable to disaster
More than half of SMBs globally do not have a plan in place to deter the effects of downtime. Many of these SMBs operate in areas that are susceptible to natural disasters, which do not account for others disasters such as cyber attacks, unexpected power outages, employee errors, or the occasional necessary upgrade. Furthermore, many SMBs do not backup data regularly, with less than half backing up data weekly, leaving them very vulnerable to data disaster.
The negative impact of being unprepared
These data disasters can have a significant financial impact on SMBs with downtime costing roughly $12,500 per day while costing their customers roughly $10,000 per day. Consequently, SMBs witness significant customer loss due to their unreliable computing systems. These issues coupled with significant data loss can very well cripple a company to the extent of putting them out of business.
Don't wait until it's too late
It is absolutely critical that businesses do not wait until a disaster strikes to consider implementing a system to protect their data. Mapping out a disaster preparedness plan is essential for reducing the risks that may shut down business for good. This includes having a comprehensive data backup mechanism, data security protocols, employee know-how, as well as system and network redundancy.
How Thecus can help
Thecus provides an extensive line-up of SMB NAS in both tower and rackmount forms that can equip SMBs with a comprehensive suite of features to implement disaster preparedness. For system and network redundancy, Thecus NAS provide Link Aggregation, Thecus System Failover, and High Availability. For data backup, Thecus NAS provide a wide range of features including Real-time Remote replication (Rsync), Acronis True Image, Snapshot Backups, and Cloud Back-Up. And to keep data secure from cyber attacks, Thecus NAS deploy Intel Security and can also act as a VPN server.
Established in 2004, Thecus Technology Corp provides market leading network attached storage and network video recorder solutions, committed to revolutionize how everyone from home user to enterprise level business centrally stores, manages and accesses their digital data both onsite and cloud-based. Thecus strives to deliver continuous innovation through cutting edge technology and design to provide data storage with the most customer-friendly platform, rapid performance and robust security. In May 2016, Thecus was formally acquired by Ennoconn Corporation and thus became part of the Foxconn IPC Technology group. Partnered together this diverse group of companies work in tandem to provide a total IoT (Internet of Things) solution. Now with an unparalleled portfolio to work with, Thecus is collaborating to bring unprecedented change to the network storage industry.