Data backup is one part of running a business that nobody wants to think about, but it’s something that must be considered should anything ever happen to your company’s data. In a world where disasters are so unpredictable and devastating, you can never know when one will strike, so you must take preventative measures now so that you are not caught unawares. Let’s go over one of the best ways you can get ready for these disasters: cloud-based automatic data backups.
Here are three great reasons why your business should consider a cloud backup system; we promise that you will never go back to tape again after seeing what the cloud can do for your business continuity.
One of the biggest reasons to use a cloud-based data backup system is that it is completely redundant, meaning that there is very little chance that your data will not be backed up in the way you expect. We recommend you use the 3-2-1 rule for your backups in which you have three copies of your data total, stored in two physical locations, with one in a secure off-site data center. This type of redundancy is critical for any business that wants to take its future seriously.
When your organization is going through a disaster, the last thing you want to deal with is the downtime that is sure to follow. There can be no wasted time when getting operations back in order. This includes restoring your data; you should not have to wait for a tape backup to arrive at your new site of operations to get back in business. With the cloud, you can restore your data backups to the specified location in a moment’s notice and with minimal downtime. If you use the cloud, you are more likely to stay afloat during difficult times and maintain a specified level of operations while you figure out the harder aspects of recovering from a disaster.
One of the major issues with traditional tape backup is that it relies on everything going according to plan in order to be successful. All it takes is one person forgetting to set the tape backup or someone configuring it incorrectly to derail your plans at a successful restoration. Automated backups take the unpredictability out of this process. They occur at specified intervals without the need for human interaction, so user error is never a problem for an automated cloud system.
Get Started with Automated Cloud Backups Today
Technology is far from the easiest thing for businesses to understand, and we are sure that you have several questions about how you can improve the way your infrastructure operates both now and under the pressure of a disaster. Setton Consulting can help you understand the processes associated with data backup as well as the best practices that must be followed. To learn more, reach out to us at (212) 796-6061.