Backups - Are you Confident with your Solution?
How long would a recovery take?
We find that most businesses actual backup process haven’t been reviewed for many years, and staff are blindly changing tapes each day with the understanding that it’s all working just fine. This is often not the case.
No disaster recovery strategy works without backup
Shocking statistics show that approximately 98% of businesses do not back up their data daily, and around 43% of businesses that do undergo a critical data loss disaster (and who don’t have a data recovery plan), never re-open. Considering an organisations existence is dependent on data, backup strategies need to be more than just an after-thought in the recovery planning process.
So is it on-premise? Offsite? Or is it a combination of both?
We wish there was one silver bullet solution when it comes to disaster preparedness, but every company is different and each business needs a process in place that will work for them.
We’ve outlined what the possible approaches to back up solutions look like:
An ‘on-premise’ and ‘offsite’ approach
An on-premise approach means that all data has been backed up locally to a tape, disk or other media - an important component of the backup strategy. To address concerns related to on-premise backup, many organisations choose to add an off-site backup. This is where data has been backed up to removable media and taken to a secure location.
A combination/hybrid approach
The latest technologies, widely referred to as “cloud backup” can simplify on-premise and off-site backups, whilst reducing the costs associated with these and help to increase reliability. These technologies allow you to combine local and off-site backups in one solution, enabling you to keep large files like databases on-site, and all other files and data types are sent to the company’s remote cloud data centres. This combination ensures speed, reliability, quick recovery, compliance and cost reduction.
We’ve worked with a range of businesses to help find solutions that work. So, if you’re looking to find out more about what backup solution might be best for your business, call us today on 01753 540000 for advice from our IT experts.