Is Your Infrastructure Protected for Business Contiunity?
At 9am on Wednesday April 15, 2015, Mamman Kontagora House, a multi-office-tenant
high-rise building located on Marina, Lagos, Nigeria was struck by a fire outbreak.
The 13-storey building hosts business footprints of major financial services organizations
like Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation
(NDIC), Diamond Bank Plc and Union Bank of Nigeria.
A staff of one of the affected organizations attested “Almost all our documents and business data were burnt
and several other items were destroyed. I can’t actually estimate the loss but it
is really incalculable,” he said.
This leaves one wondering how organizations affected by fire outbreak or any similar
disaster can recover
business data and resume normal operation at optimal cost and within the shortest
time possible. These days, Microsoft Azure, a cloud-based premium enterprise-fit
data protection platform, offer cost-effective solutions to organizations of all
Leveraging Azure site recovery takes away CAPEX and reduces your OPEX by coordinating seamless replication
and recovery of your business critical data, applications, and I.T Infrastructure
as a whole so no data is lost in case of a disaster that would have affected your
I.T Infrastructure. Azure Site Recovery once implemented would automatically coordinate
and manage replication by integrating with existing technologies such as Hyper-V
Replica, System Center, and SQL Server AlwaysOn. Site Recovery also integrates with
SAN replication options from storage vendors such as NetApp, HP, and EMC to help
further simplify and improve your disaster recovery.