Print infrastructure based in the cloud lives in offsite data centers. This means that if something should happen at an office location, such as the one that had housed the print servers and management tools, company-wide processes and printing are not affected.
But what if something happens to the data center where the print infrastructure lives?
Most data centers replicate their services across multiple geographies, so if something happens to one location, the redundant systems take over. Now, there are exceptions. A lot depends on the data centers and services that are part of your contract.
As you can imagine, when choosing to move print infrastructure to the cloud – whether you are contracting with a data center or choosing a service like our Managed Print as a Service, it’s vital that you ask about data center redundancy and uptime guarantees.
Presuming best practices for the cloud hosting services, moving your print infrastructure to the cloud boosts your business agility to respond to the unexpected and support your business continuity plans.
Additionally, without a need to think about print infrastructure in the event of a disaster, your business continuity teams, specifically IT and operations, have an ability to focus on pressing employee and customer needs and not rebuilding a print server.