Backup & Disaster Recovery
Nowadays, most if not all of your company’s information is stored digitally, either on a server or network hard drive, or your computer. How would your business be affected by data loss? Are you protecting your a$$ets?
Data loss is not a question of if – it is a question of when. That’s why it is so important to have a robust backup strategy. In many cases, the term backup and the term disaster recovery are used interchangeably, but they are two different things.
A backup is a copy of your files from a specific point in time that is able to be restored if the active copy is accidentally deleted or becomes corrupted. Disaster recovery is failing over your production environment to an alternate location, like another office location, a data center, or the cloud.
A sound backup and recovery solution is a 3-2-1 solution, and the software must know whether it is backing up a file, a mailbox, or a database. A 3-2-1 solution means you have three copies of your data on two different storage types and one of those off-site. The 3-2-1 solution is a best practice to ensure that you’ll have a copy of your data no matter what happens.
Having a backup solution that doesn’t know what it is backing up is like getting ready to read your favorite book and not being able to find your reading glasses. If you squint hard enough, you can see the letters but not make out the words. Backup software that knows what it is backing up will ensure that when it’s time to restore, your data will be intact.
Our managed backup solution provides all of that and more. It’s smart enough to know what application it’s backing up so it is backed up correctly. It can restore one file or the whole system and it is 3-2-1 compliant. You already have the first copy of the data, which is the original. The second copy is stored locally on a network storage device that is only used for backups, allowing for a quick recovery. Finally, the third copy is uploaded off-site to a data center where it is ready to go at a moment’s notice. Plus, we will monitor your backups and if there is an issue, we’ll fix it so you can sleep well at night knowing your data is safe.
Having a sound disaster recovery plan is also important. Depending on where your business is located you may experience wildfires, floods, snow, or tornadoes. Weather-related events can knock out your power or Internet, and without one or the other, phones can’t be answered, orders can’t be placed, and your business is closed when it doesn’t need to be.
With a solid disaster recovery and business continuity plan, we can ensure that if you are affected by any unpredicted events, we will be able to get your business back up and running in little to no time.