Building a Business Resilience Framework for Future Enterprise to Thrive in the Disruptive New Normal

Since the start of the pandemic, people have been using the phrase ‘better be safe than sorry’ in more ways than one. For businesses, it has taught them the importance of being able to be fully prepared to adapt quickly to any disruption and bounce back under any circumstance.

Modern organisations have to be able to protect their IT systems and data from possible ransomware attacks, failures, outages or natural disasters. Should any of these occur, they must be able to have their data back as soon as possible. Otherwise, this could mean extended downtimes that bring adverse effects on not only their operations but also their customers and other stakeholders. Or in the worst-case scenario, cause permanent damage to the business.

So, the best way to thrive in such a changing environment is to be resilient and capable of adapting to whatever disruptions that may come. The challenges that stand in the way of achieving this, however, are many and varied. Let’s face it, IT itself has changed dramatically over the years, especially with the advent of revolutionary technologies such as the cloud and AI. While organisations are modernising to take on these new paradigms, they also have various legacy solutions still in place and long-serving infrastructure that they can’t just eliminate to make way for the new.

Many try to protect their legacy and modern, on-prem and cloud environments by using multiple point products for backup, continuous data protection, and automated disaster recovery. But this only increases IT complexity further, as it is hard to manage or conduct regular testing, resulting in increased downtime, costly data losses as well as higher TCO.

Undoubtedly, organisations need to build digital resilience by taking on a better approach to business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), one that they can trust when it comes to avoiding downtime and eliminating data loss. And just as important, one that embraces this shift towards cloud and IT modernisation. As Forrester states in its research, it’s not just about putting in place a BC/DR solution, but planning, maintenance, and testing are just as critical for companies that hope to be properly prepared to cope with a disaster.

Cohesity gives you these abilities with a unified, policy-driven approach that simplifies BC/DR. With Cohesity, you can deliver always-on resiliency and availability by protecting your mission-critical applications and data wherever it resides.

Cohesity is built on a framework where you have the ability to recover from a disaster — natural, technical, health or human error —essential for your business to survive over the long term. Cohesity does this with its Disaster Recovery Services that offer:

  • A Simplified BC/DR Approach: Converging snapshot-based backup, continuous data protection, and automating DR failover and failback orchestration across business-critical applications, service levels, and environments.

  • Better Operational Efficiency: You can consolidate backup and automated DR on a single solution, managed through one UI and policy framework.

  • Non-disruptive DR Testing: Reduce operational complexity and meet compliance requirements with non-disruptive DR testing, audit trails, and reporting.

  • Flexible Recovery: Restore to any point in time and location — from years to just seconds before the disaster hit. Meet your recovery SLAs with ML-based recommendations.

  • Seamless Extension to Cloud: As a cloud-native platform, Cohesity provides business resilience capabilities that on-prem DR solutions just cannot keep up with, such as scalability and elasticity to avoid under or overprovisioning resources, and easy recovery of data instantaneously from the core to cloud to edge and back again.

  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership: Cohesity SiteContinuity eliminates siloed infrastructure by supporting the recovery of all your applications and data across environments and reduces your data footprint using global deduplication and storage capacity optimisation with compression across workloads.

Sky Lakes Medical Centre, a not-for-profit teaching hospital that serves over 80,000 people in south-central Oregon and northern California, discovered tremendous benefits when it replaced its aging infrastructure with Cohesity’s reliable and simplified backup and disaster recovery (DR) platform. Not only was far it easier to deploy than use than Sky Lakes’ prior legacy product, but when disaster did strike in the form of a ransomware attack, engineers were able to avoid time-consuming tape backup recovery processes, thereby speeding restores with no data loss. In addition to strengthening its overall security posture, Cohesity simplifies everyday tasks and lowers the picture archiving and communications system (PACS) file service costs for the hospital.

Achieving digital resilience means your IT is always ready to quickly and smoothly bounce back when faced with the risks, the unpredictable disruptions as well as the worst-case scenarios when operating in today’s increasingly challenging and complex, data-driven landscapes. Availability on the cloud is key, because it frees you from falling back on business resilience plans that are highly reliant on local hardware and resources for backup and recovery – thereby providing the agility that you need to respond swiftly to any crisis and mitigate its impact.

With Cohesity, your organisation can equip itself with the capability for fast, simple and efficient recovery in order to adapt to these circumstances and thereby meeting your BC/DR readiness objectives. To find out how your company can build digital resilience with Cohesity, click here.

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