Hurricane season is upon us and if you’re in Texas you’ve had plenty of experience with disasters. In the last few years alone, we’ve been met with monstrous hurricanes and plenty of tropical storms, the global pandemic, the winter storms in early 2021 and now we’re gearing up for another hurricane season. As businesses have evolved, so have their business continuity and disaster recovery practices. Here are four solutions for a hybrid workforce than will help you rest easier during hurricane season.
When disaster strikes, cloud-based recovery allows you to restore your data quickly using a highly efficient approach. Microsoft Azure Backup is a cost-effective, secure, one-click backup solution that’s scalable based on your backup storage needs. The centralized management interface makes it easy to define backup policies and protect a wide range of enterprise workloads, including Azure Virtual Machines, SQL and SAP databases and Azure file shares.
Windows Virtual Desktop
With Windows Virtual Desktop, your team can securely access their work desktop and applications on demand, from anywhere in the world. It provides the ideal secure setup for companies who have adopted a hybrid and/or remote workforce recently. With instant scalability in the Microsoft Azure Cloud, Windows Virtual Desktop quickly scales with you as you grow and provides flexibility as employees roles or needs change. This is also incredibly useful in the event of a disaster.
Microsoft SharePoint sites are a secure place to store, organize, share and access information from any device and from anywhere with an internet connection. It is an attractive option in today’s technological landscape, as many business are functioning remotely. It also makes it easy to access files from the cloud, if there’s a disaster. There are multiple ways to configure your SharePoint Server for disaster recovery. The method you choose will depend entirely on your requirements for allowed data loss and minimum downtime in your organization.
Microsoft Teams is great for quick communication, but it’s also incredibly convenient to use while you’re mobile. During the winter storms earlier this year, I lost power and the Teams App made it simple to update my team on my situation, join meetings that were scheduled and even move and update calendar meetings that needed to be pushed- all from my phone.