Real Life Disaster Recovery Nightmares

You never think it’s going to happen to you.

20% of businesses experience a failure (fire, flood, power outage, natural disaster, etc.) in any given year, and 80% of those businesses will go under in just over a year, according to the Bureau of Labor.

Below is just one Real Life Disaster Recovery Nightmare that our experts have seen on the job.

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The Out Of Control Forklift

An employee in a manufacturing company had been having a tough day and decided to enjoy a liquid lunch. He had a wonderful time and returned to work, driving a forklift, to finish up the second half of the day.

It was about 3:00 in the afternoon when this employee, driving the forklift, took a left turn instead of a right and proceeded to run through the warehouse wall into the bathroom. Funny as it sounds, the employee took out all the piping in the bathroom and caused a major flood.

Unfortunately for this employee and Company, the bathroom was next to the server room which was immediately flooded and none of the equipment in the room survived the flood, bringing the facility and entire company to a standstill. There were no orders to take, no orders to be fulfilled, and the organization moved into Disaster mode.

This was a lucky company. They actually had taken the time to think through their mission critical application data and made the necessary decisions to secure it in the Cloud with Fortitude Technology. Within minutes the new environment in the cloud was running their business again.

Disaster Recovery

With our Disaster Recovery as a Service offering you can replicate your entire IT infrastructure or parts of it to the Fortitude cloud. Fortitude Technology provides cold, warm and hot site solutions to meet your Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO). Fortitude Technology’s infrastructure is highly configurable, scalable, resilient, secure and compliant. We provide data and application prioritization in a shared or dedicated environment.