A network that goes down for any reason is just plain down—critical functions are on hold, valuable employees are wasting time figuring out workarounds and stopgaps, business grinds to a halt. Outages caused by fire, flood, or power cut at the server location, or a devastating hardware failure can hamstring a business and may even shake the confidence of some clients.
Even worse, a network can also be brought down by a targeted ransomware attack, where hackers manage to get some nefarious malware onto the network. Axis Computer Networks has had clients receive just such attacks. In all of these cases, a disaster recovery plan is the only 100-percent guaranteed way to put things right.