Virtual Disaster Recovery (VDR) is now becoming a viable technology within small businesses in Australia. Due to Australia’s major internet infrastructure upgrade to the NBN small businesses can start to utilize offsite technologies aka cloud services. As an introduction to these services Podium IT can offer their clients offsite virtual disaster recovery, it’s basically like dipping your toes in the water. And your toes are your onsite servers and the water is an offsite data centre…

What on earth is offsite virtual disaster recovery? The put it in the most simple terms possible, with a faster internet connection you can access your server in the same way you are accessing now however the server doesn’t physically sit on your office. It’s in a data centre in Sydney or Melbourne, why on earth is this good? Well, using special software podium IT can continuously replicate your current onsite server environment to a cloud server. This means that at a flick off a switch you can switch between the two networks at your request. This covers your entire network from Crypto Viruses, Acts of God and physical damage of fault to your hardware. Essentially it’s reducing your liability and we all know how much the big wigs like reducing liability!

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