Data is your business’ most valuable asset, which makes protecting it a critical piece of your business’ IT security measures. Data loss can happen as result of a wide range of causes, some preventable, and some completely unexpected. Having reliable and up-to-date data backups available to you when disaster strikes can often be the only difference between a rough day for your business, and the final day you’re open for business.
Because these crisis situations are so often unpredictable and strike without the courtesy of any early warning signs, securing your critical data needs to be an ongoing process. Regardless of whether that relevant data happens to be patient files, financial records, payroll data, sales records, client proposals, project plans, or contracts, they all require the same level of protection. Most businesses have some form of data backup policy in place, but these backups rarely have the reliability and redundancy your business needs.
Redundancy is the key to a reliable data backup plan. There are two main types of backup solutions; onsite and offsite. There is some overlap between what these two options can offer regarding protection, and one is not inherently better than the other. Both onsite and offsite have their own weaknesses and strengths. It’s when these options are combined as part of a complete Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan that both shine.
Hosted servers that rely on offsite data centers have the ability to backup both files and applications, or even mirror your desktop, allowing you to access you complete workstation from any location if the situation calls for it. Onsite servers or external drives can provide quick access to important files, even if you’re experiencing a network or service outage.
A system that creates two copies of your sensitive data to both of these locations ensures that no matter what scenario your business is faced with, you’ll be able to minimize the resulting downtime, care for your clients, and remain productive.
Want to learn more about the Data Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions we offer? Contact us at Info@KeepITLogical.com or (616) 712-3290. We’re the IT professionals businesses in West Michigan trust.