Why Backing Up Your Data Needs to be a Business Priority

by Robert Best on December 7, 2016
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backing up your dataEven the best plans can fall to unexpected circumstances, especially in terms of business technology solutions. Even if you spend countless hours planning out your system infrastructure, there’s always the possibility that an unseen actor could threaten the future of your business. Therefore, it’s crucial that you take into account the need for a data backup and disaster recovery plan.

Data loss can come from any number of situations. One of the most common scenarios comes from hardware failure, in which a device (such as a server or workstation) fails to perform properly, resulting in a significant amount of data being lost. You can’t ignore the possibility for fires, flooding, earthquakes, electrical storms, and all of the other threats out there that can end your infrastructure. There’s also the omnipresent threat of user error, which is the risk presented by one of your most critical assets--your employees--making mistakes like deleting or overwriting important data.

You probably don’t need us to tell you that data loss isn’t something to take lightly. Backing up your data is important to all businesses. While there are certainly other factors, data loss is a leading cause of organisations going out of business. Most companies that experience data loss are out of business soon after the incident. This is why data backup needs to be a business priority.

To counter these concerns, organisations need a method of safeguarding their files from unpredictable data loss incidents. A comprehensive data backup and disaster recovery solution is the perfect way to keep your IT infrastructure secured and up-to-date.

In fact, a BDR solution is perhaps one of the most critical components of running a business. If your organisation should fall victim to a data loss incident, a BDR solution has the potential to restore your backed-up data and get your systems up and running again. It’s a best practice that this solution stores your data off-site and isolated from your in-house systems. The reason: even if your entire in-house infrastructure is destroyed, your data backups will be safe and sound.

To minimise the possibility of downtime, BDR features a cloud-based strategy and data deliverance system. This means that your data is automatically backed up throughout the day--as often as every fifteen minutes. These backups are then sent off-site to a secure, cloud-based data center for when you need them most. When you need to deploy your data backups, they can be restored directly to the BDR device, which can take the place of your server in the event of a data loss disaster.

InfoTech Solutions wants to help your organisation secure its future with a business continuity plan, which includes a BDR solution. To learn more, reach out to us at 0845 4666 500.

 

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