Advantages of Storing Data in the Cloud During a Natural Disaster

As we’ve seen in recent times, a natural disaster can occur at any time. With the recent natural disasters, we wanted to shed light on the advantages of storing your valuable data in the cloud during a natural disaster, so you can keep your business operating.


Why the Cloud?

The cloud is able to keep your company information stored at a remote location rather on local hard disks or disk-based storage. So, in the event of an unexpected disaster, such as a hurricane or earthquake, you don’t have to worry about losing thousands or even millions of dollars’ worth of data. You can use cloud storage to store and save everything, including customer records, emails, photos, company files and more. Commercient SYNC and IoT Pulse are both cloud-based applications, and allow you to enjoy all the benefits of being in the cloud during a natural disaster.


Backup and Accessing Data From Anywhere

One advantage of having info in the cloud during natural a disaster is that you will be able access your data, including sales, accounts receivable, and more, from anywhere. When choosing a cloud provider, we recommend one with a data center in a location that is geographically far away from your own location. This will help you to avoid losing both live and backup copies of your application during a disaster.

For instance, if your company is headquartered in Miami and most of your customers are in Florida, if you use our Commercient SYNC data integration app to integrate your ERP and CRM system, or our IoT Pulse app to connect your ERP system to the Internet of Things, your data would be backed up in our secure, cloud-based data centers with 99.9% up-time, giving you peace of mind. Moreover, if you ever need to evacuate your area due a storm or disaster, you would be able access your data wherever you go.

A Commercient client was located in an area that experienced unprecedented flooding, and they lost their servers, files, and access to one of their most important business assets: Their accounts receivable files. They had a real collections dilemma on their hands, and could risk losing revenue. Thanks to Commercient’s cloud backup, we were able to help them get back up and running quickly at a temporary location, and their cash flow was not impeded, because they had access to sales and accounts receivable data.


Save Time and Money

By storing your data in the cloud, you can also save valuable time and money. For instance, in preparation for an impending disaster, you no longer have to worry about purchasing and deploying backup servers, drives, disks, or additional staff. With a cloud provider, you are only charged for the services you use. So, when compared to traditional disaster recovery approaches, if you use a cloud solution, you will only pay a fraction of the cost, saving you a lot of money in the end. And in the event that a forecasted disaster does not strike, your costs will be even lower.

Additionally, if there is a disaster and your local servers and computes sustain damage, having your info in the cloud will make it easy for you to restore your data in no time. You’ll be able to access all your data through the internet instantly and restore immediately to your new hardware.


Please check out our secure, cloud-based SYNC and IoT Pulse applications and contact us today to learn more about the many advantages of having your data in the cloud.