Meeting Your Data Backup Needs

If you aren’t backing up your data carefully, then you’re putting it at risk. Cybercrime, hardware damage, human error – the list of ways you can lose data goes on and on.

Your Data Backup Solution Should Not Be One-Size-Fits-All

Disaster recovery should be one of your primary concerns, no matter what size or type of business you operate.

Regardless of the cause, when your business is taken offline, you have to know that you can return to your work quickly, without any subsequent data loss.

Is Your Data Backup Solution Meeting Your Needs?

Data backup is a basic part of cybersecurity, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Failing to keep your data backed up is like playing with fire. You may not have experienced any real data loss yet, but it’s only a matter of time. That’s why you need to keep your data backed up.

Effective data backup solutions aren’t one-size-fits-all. The difference between a common data backup solution and the ideal one is based on several key qualities and standards:

  • Comprehensive Backups: The backup solution should provide both local onsite backup for quick recovery in instances of data loss, as well as an offsite cloud-based backup for when your business is hit with a critical disaster.
  • Acceptable RTO & RPO: Not all backups services are the same, which is why you need to understand the following two metrics:
    • (RTO) Recovery Time Objective: How long will it take to recover files, applications, servers, or full infrastructure?
    • (RPO) Recovery Point Objective: the frequency of backups governs RPO. In the old days, backups were performed at the end of the week or at the end of the day. Today backups can be managed far more frequently. This means very little to no data loss in the event of a recovery, so there’s less lost work to re-do after recovery.
  • Regular Testing: You can’t assume that your backups will just work when needed. Your backups should be regularly tested to verify their effectiveness if something goes wrong with your onsite data.
  • Data Prioritization: Can your data backup solution select and prioritize your most important data for regular backup and testing? Or is all data treated the same?

Outsource IT Solutions Group Will Equip You With A Robust Backup And Disaster Recovery System

We will provide you with a comprehensive and feature-rich data backup up solution, providing several key advantages:

  • Recover whole servers and systems in offline test environments.
  • Convert the last viable backup into a hardware-independent virtual server that can stand in by fulfilling the roles of the production server until the environmental or physical problem is remediated.
  • Select specific data items or critical systems to test the ability to recover on at least a quarterly basis, allowing you to establish and test not only a recovery point objective (RPO) but also a recovery time objective (RTO).
  • Keep a copy of the backup data both at your location and in a secure cloud environment. This protects you from data loss caused by accidental deletion, a mechanical failure, or a major failure such as fire, flood, or other disasters.
  • Prevent ransomware from encrypting the backup data, a common technique used by hackers to hold companies hostage.

The bottom line is that you need to find the right backup solution to keep your data protected against hardware failure, ransomware, human error, and whatever else may occur. If you’re unsure of where to begin, then get in touch with Outsource IT Solutions Group for expert assistance.

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