Disaster Recovery Planning for 2021 and beyond

Hurricane season is in full swing, and the Atlantic is buzzing with potential for more tropical storms. The Atlantic hurricane season spans from June through the end of November, the period in which hurricanes, tropical storms, and tropical depressions typically form in the Atlantic Ocean. According to Accuweather.com, any gaps in new tropical storm threats are likely to be short-lived this hurricane season — which is shaping up to be a very active one.

From the widespread effects of the 11 hurricane systems that have already struck this year to the numerous tropical storms predicted between now and the end of November, we can expect more devastation this year. Does your business have a disaster recovery plan in the event you need to relocate to safer ground? While most business owners are aware of the risks of disaster for their business, many don’t fully prepare because they don’t think disaster will ever happen to their business. If your business doesn’t have incident management plans in place, or if you’re looking for a better plan, consider using technology rentals to equip your staff with the custom-configured rental equipment they need to get back to work quickly.

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Disaster Recovery Planning

Does your business have a disaster recovery plan in place? Companies that implement disaster recovery plans ahead of time can ensure access to the right resources and guarantee business continuity should a disaster take place. From pandemics, to hurricanes, flash flooding, earthquakes, tornadoes, wildfires, and building fires — disasters can strike at any time. However, thanks to modern-day interconnectivity, rapidly setting up a temporary workplace in response to a disaster is an entirely feasible task.

While resuming your business as quickly as possible gives the best possible chance for short-term survival and long-term success, reopening in the same location may not always be an option. If disaster strikes, you may be forced to consider relocating your business temporarily during a rebuild or permanently.

Was your business facility damaged beyond use during a disaster? Rentacomputer.com can help you relocate your technology. Our engineers, cable guys, and installers will work together to set up a temporary or permanent facility anywhere in the United States and Canada. With fast response time as our highest priority, you’ll be able to transport or rent everything you need to get your network back up to full speed as quickly as possible.

If your business was affected by a recent disaster, you may be eligible for recovery assistance, including help with the cost of relocating your business. It’s important to find out what financial assistance is available to you.

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Technology Rentals for Natural Disasters

Does your company have to relocate often due to natural disasters? Although you may have been able to take advantage of our hardware relocation program, it’s often the case that businesses can’t transport all of the technology they need to their temporary disaster location — that’s when technology rentals come in.

For example, a company out of Texas rented 100 laptops that shipped out last week ahead of the impending tropical storm Ida. These pre-configured devices, along with 10 backups (1 per dozen), and 100 carrying bags will ensure that the company can resume normal operations should they need to relocate. Are you moving out of a risky situation? We can ship your equipment to your recovery facility. 

While laptop rentals are great for keeping your employees on task during a disaster recovery situation, a laptop rental won’t keep your data secure or your website running — that’s why we also recommend a plan that includes server and router rentals, should your current infrastructure become inaccessible. Servers and routers can ensure that your web pages, VPNs, email networks, and other online functions stay active during a disaster.

Does your company need more than laptops, servers, and routers? Rentacomputer.com has a full directory of technology rental products to keep you up and running at full speed, even before, during, and after a disaster. We have everything you need: from desktop computers, to tablets and iPads, from projectors, to televisions and video walls, from copiers and printers, to plotters and shredders, iPhones and radios, to internet hotspots — and everything in between.

Your IT team may be busy executing your recovery plan in the wake of a natural disaster, leaving you shorthanded due to employee absences. When the last thing you want to do is worry about coordinating equipment configuration and installation, it’s best to have the experts handle it. Rentacomputer’s technicians will deliver your equipment to your safe haven, set it all up for you with your pre-configured software, and troubleshoot any problems that may arise. If your plan is really organized, you could even have a quote prepared to send out in the event you need to reserve technology equipment delivery — meaning your equipment could arrive within hours ensuring minimal downtime.

Rentacomputer.com knows that if you are recovering from a disaster, time is of the essence. Within minutes of submitting your request via email, phone, or web inquiry, your server, and network configuration is reviewed by Rentacomputer.com’s engineering staff.

Coordinate your disaster recovery plan with Rentacomputer.com

Whether you’re planning for an upcoming natural disaster or you need equipment now, we understand how important it is to get back up and running as soon as possible. With over 30 years in the industry, we have confidence backed by the experience to get your services back up and running before disaster can take its toll on your business.

With customer satisfaction as our number one priority, we can guarantee prompt configuration and delivery as soon as a quote is requested via an online request form, email, or phone. Furthermore, if any issues should arise during your rental, we are just a phone call or email away for a troubleshooting request.

Tech Travel Agent Randy MooreIn addition to that, we will help you design a custom disaster recovery plan tailored to the needs and resources that you and your business require. When you implement a disaster recovery plan with Rentacomputer.com, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that if disaster strikes you have a plan and a partner.

Do you have any questions about Disaster Recovery Rentals? Contact one of our technology rental representatives like Randy. Randy will make sure your disaster recovery plan is foolproof from delivery, to equipment selection, and troubleshooting, to returns. Contact Randy today at 1-800-736-8772 ext. 225 or fill out a quick, easy online quote form.

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