Business continuity means making sure that you can keep doing business when factors conspire that could potentially knock you out of commission. Many companies employ business continuity techniques for their data and network systems, but phone system business continuity can be even more important. If your customers, suppliers and employees can’t reach you, will you still be in business? Basex, Inc., a leading knowledge research firm, has estimated that a typical 500-person company would lose over $90,000 per day without phone continuity. PBX Parachute eliminates any type of loss associated with simply being out of contact with your customers because it can immediately replace a complete mirror of an existing phone system the moment the original one goes down.
PBX failover with PBX Parachute happens within seconds and without any human intervention. And even if the rest of the world seems to be falling apart, if your phone system is still active, your employees can keep your business running from mobile phones or any other line from an alternate, safe location. This means that anything can happen to your business’ main office location and, as long as your employees are safe and can relocate, a telephone failover system like PBX Parachute ensures that inbound callers likely won’t even know there has been any complication.
Some problems are bigger than simple hardware crashes. Fires, floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes do more than just make equipment fail – they make your business completely inaccessible. Plus, recovering from these types of events can take weeks or even months. A disaster recovery phone system allows you to stay in business during any interruption. It can do this because advanced continuity systems like PBX Parachute are constantly on standby in the cloud, configured to take on any feature or customization your business needs.
Complete recovery requires making secured and remotely stored data operational on live systems. That’s exactly what PBX Parachute does. Employees can be up and running on their disaster recovery data system and talking to clients in real time, not just responding to messages.
Because PBX Parachute is up and running as a remote backup PBX in the blink of an eye, it satisfies even the most stringent recovery time objectives. The latent impact of using PBX Parachute, though, is that achieving other RTO’s is easier, too. By being able to be in contact with employees and business partners more rapidly, businesses that rely on PBX Parachute put themselves in a better position to satisfy all of their RTO’s more swiftly than those that have to rely on alternative communication methods. And to reinforce the overall benefit of this type of business continuity plan, less time spent ensuring the completion of all of your RTO’s means more time spent getting back to business as usual.
In a disaster, your disaster recovery phone system may be needed for weeks or even months while you take the necessary steps to get back to your normal operations. All PBX Parachute systems are built with n+1 redundancy that every one of our award-winning Business Phone Plans are, and our hardware has proven availability over 99.999%. That means that for every moment that you use your PBX Parachute system, you’ll be enjoying the same ironclad reliability and high definition voice quality that all of our current VoIP customers expect everyday.
And just like those very same business VoIP plans, there is never any hardware to install or equipment to buy and you can be up and running within minutes of calling us. Plus, after reviewing the benefits of a cloud-based disaster recovery platform for your business, you may decide to make the switch to a full-time VoIP plan. That way you’d have all of these business continuity features already built into the phone service you use every day. No matter which strategy you choose, however, we hope you never have to need it, but if you do, that PBX Parachute is there to help you glide to safety.