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Protecting your Growing Business from Downtime

If you’re looking into the future of your company (and of course you are) you may envision it expanding by leaps and bounds. As your business advances, it’s essential to ensure you’re prepared for any unanticipated changes in your environment.

Sadly, many companies are finding themselves ill-prepared for the unexpected. According to an IDG Research study nearly 40% of organizations rated their ability to recover operations in the event of a disaster as “fair to poor,” and while 50% had a formal disaster recovery plan in place, 36% said their plan only covers back-end infrastructure, leaving their desktops and remote offices vulnerable to attack.

Being prepared means avoiding inevitable costly downtime. When your company isn’t running, it means your employees aren’t performing, your customers are waiting, and your bottom-line is suffering. The average cost of downtime is $7,900/minute,* which means you can risk everything you’ve built up from one extended period of operational failure – and business interruptions do happen whether its human error, cyber-crime or a natural disaster – so it’s imperative your business is ready.

Ensure your business is safe and secure.

A reliable storage system gives you the confidence to run your business knowing your data is protected whether on premise or in the cloud. It’s adaptable to a changing workplace where employees are increasingly on the road using their mobile devices. Most of all, it gives you the peace of mind to know that your business won’t become a victim of the unexpected.

What storage solution is right for you?

Long View is a leading provider of cost-effective, flexible and performance based technological solutions. Here are two key storage products we know every small and medium sized company can benefit from.


This best in class storage solution is perfect for the business looking for an entry level product with potential for growth. If you’re running execution heavy applications, the HPE MSA SAN with built-in hybrid flash delivers fast enterprise-class performance with the flexibility for future scalability. Find out more here.

HPE StoreVirtual 3200

If you want versatility and reliability, look no further. This system supports continuous data growth and allows you to manage multiple platforms through a single screen. An easily adaptable solution to keep your applications running smoothly while keeping costs down, the HPE StoreVirtual 3200 eliminates the frustration of adding new hardware while providing business security and the ability to prepare for growth. Find out more here.

A little forethought can give you a huge advantage down the road, and the best way to do that is with a storage system that works for your business and anticipated growth. Long View is here to help you prepare. To learn more about these products reach out to us.

* The Nines Observer, “What is the True Cost of Downtime for SMBs?” March 12, 2014.

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