I don’t know about you, but yesterday’s earthquake was awesome and completely unexpected. As a lifelong resident of the only part of the country to rarely get these natural events, I was immediately excited. This emotion was quickly replaced as I realized that it’s the middle of the work day and perhaps not everyone fared as well as CNS and just got some minor shaking. A quick check of our monitoring system showed that 100% of our customers were up and running and we got zero reports of any outages. All in all, I think we fared extremely well.
Now that the immediate euphoria of the event is over, now is the time to reflect on the event. Even though there were no outages, it’s always important to think about ‘what could have been’. Ask yourself some questions:
- What if your servers were crushed under a wall? Would your backup plan have worked? Is the backup data stored right next to the servers?
- What if the building were uninhabitable, do you have backup data stored offsite? Could your business survive the time it would take to recover the network?
- What if the power went out for a few days? Do you leverage the Cloud to enable remote working?
There are a TON of scenarios and things to think about, but if you are not 100% confident, talk to me and we’ll chat about what makes sense for you and how we can get there. We’ve got a hurricane coming through in a few days – and there is still time to act to get some basic measures in place.