The warmest April in 122 years occurred in northwest and central India. In neighboring Pakistan, the temperature in Hyderabad, Sindh province in the southeast, hit an unusual 49.5 degrees Celsius. The hot wave, according to UN meteorologists, is “testing the limits of human survival.” Furthermore, the heat wave’s chain reaction of reduced food production and power outages put “the lives of millions of people at jeopardy.” India’s electricity demand reached an all-time high in April this year as a result of the increased use of air conditioning, resulting in the country’s worst power crisis in more than a decade. According to the BBC, large-scale blackouts were triggered across India, in addition to a dramatic fall in coal supply and the government’s mandated power cut. Pakistan is also experiencing a power outage. Following a widespread power outage in Pakistan on May 2, Prime Minister Shabaz Sharif stated on social media that more than 20% of generators are out of service due to energy shortages and mismanagement, and that the government will do all possible to resolve the issue.

Taiwan also experienced a major power outage on March 3 of this year. In Taiwan, about 40% of the 5.49 million households lost electricity. Semiconductors, optoelectronics, petrochemicals, and iron and steel production were all disrupted, with losses totaling more than NT $10 billion.

How should enterprises ensure business continuity?

Backup and replication of business status data, redundancy and switching of business processing capabilities, and redundancy and switching of external interfaces are all aspects of business continuity. Disaster recovery is merely a tool or method for reducing downtime. Backup, on the other hand, is the bedrock of business continuity. Without backup, the recovery process can not be realized. However, if a disaster recovery system takes too long to restore data to normal, there will be no so-called business continuity. Shortening this time is the goal of business continuity. To ensure business continuity, the premise is to backup data regularly. Only in this way, the system can be restored in time and the business continuity can be ensured in the event of disasters or human failures.

By using Vinchin Backup & Recovery, you can instantly recover the entire VM and all its data from any restore point (no matter if it’s a full backup, incremental backup, or differential backup) without any effect on the original backup data. Any deduplicated or compressed backups can be recovered. It is an excellent solution to ensure enterprise business continuity and minimize the loss of crucial business interruptions caused by disaster or system failure.

You can also quickly verify the backup data availability by instantly recovering the target VM to an isolated area in a matter of minutes. Make sure when a real disaster occurs, all the VMs can be recovered and the data inside is not lost or damaged. Vinchin supports the world’s most mainstream virtual environments and provides solutions such as VMware backup, XenServer/XCP-ng backup, Hyper-V backup, RHV/oVirt backup, etc.