When talking about cloud computing, disaster recovery is often mentioned. There are dozens of disasters considered when creating a cloud roadmap, including manmade and natural – but one is often left off this list. Pop culture has made it clear that the number one emergency we should be preparing for is the zombie apocalypse, as the dead are expected to rise in hoards any day now. After all, if you can deal with zombies, you can deal with anything. Is your business prepared for the zombie apocalypse?
Zombie-Proof Data Centers
Obviously, the first thing you’d want to do is head to your data center for shelter. It’s strong enough to protect from countless emergency situations, including zombies. These locations will have multiple security measures in place, including: key card protocols, biometric scanning systems, exterior security systems, on-premises guards, digital surveillance and recording, secured cages, around-the-clock interior and exterior surveillance monitor access, redundant HVAC systems, fire suppression systems and even bulletproof glass. With all of this in place, you’ll see the zombies coming. They surely won’t have the necessary key cards after rising from the dead, and with this enterprise-grade security, it will be extremely difficult for them to breach the location.
Thanks to these secure, redundant and geographically diverse data centers, you can avoid losing data throughout the attack. Even if one data center falls, your systems will be up and running immediately in a different location that’s unaffected by zombies. With your files and applications stored in the cloud, destroyed equipment does not lead to destroyed data. You will be able to access your data in its secure, virtual location via the Internet as soon as you can pull your attention from the onslaught of walking dead creatures.
In such a dire situation, it will be difficult not to think about your friends and family facing the zombies. Luckily, with the cloud, you can stay in contact to help those in need. Cloud computing provides anytime, anywhere access to your data, applications and communications, including email, from the device of your choosing. You can use your mobile devices, like smartphones or tablets, to access the information you need, even when you’re on the go. As you run from the wailing zombies that are intent on eating your brain, you can send a quick email to your best friend letting them know where to go for shelter. And if worst comes to worst, a mobile device makes a pretty handy weapon.
In this panicky time, it won’t be easy to think straight and it may prove difficult to come up with strategies to beat the zombies. Fortunately, the cloud works as a great collaborative tool. It’s easier than ever to share content with others from separate locations, meaning you can exchange battle and survival tips, maps of where the zombies are located and directions to quarantine zones.
Do your current business strategy and technology make it likely that your business would survive a zombie attack if one were to occur? It’s best to be prepared, and if you’re prepared for the zombie apocalypse, you’re prepared for anything.