COULD YOUR BUSINESS SURVIVE A DISASTER? 

Regardless of industry or size, when an unforeseen event takes place and causes day-to-day operations to come to a halt, a company will need to recover as quickly as possible to ensure you will continue providing services to clients and customers. Downtime is one of the biggest IT expenses that any business can face. 

Business disasters can either be natural, technological, or man-made but without some sort of backup system it may be difficult or impossible to recreate your original data.

Most business owners understand the importance of backing up important company data. No matter how efficient a computer system appears to be, there is always the possibility of a malfunction wiping out valuable data. 

It is essential that you always back up your important information and have a plan for recovering from a system failure. So, in saying this, let's take a look at the types of backup, basically there are two main ways to back-up your Data – Onsite and Offsite (Cloud);

Onsite storage means storing important data on a local storage device, such as hard drives, DVDs, magnetic tapes, or CDs.

Offsite storage requires storing important data on a remote server, usually via the Internet, although it can also be done via direct access.

 

ADVANTAGES OF ONSITE STORAGE INCLUDE:

arrow  Immediate access to data

arrow  Less expensive

arrow  Internet access not needed

However, in the event of a catastrophic event, onsite data storage can be destroyed. For example, if there is a fire in the building, the onsite servers can lose all the data that has been collected on them. In addition, onsite storage units can also be stolen, resulting in a loss of time, money, and data.

ADVANTAGES OF OFFSITE (OR CLOUD) STORAGE INCLUDE:

arrow  Access to data from any location, via Internet or FTP

arrow  Data will be preserved in the event of an event taking place within the business

arrow  Backup data can be shared with a number of different remote locations

Just as onsite data backup has some disadvantages, the same holds true for offsite storage. For one thing, since the data is stored offsite or in the cloud, if your Internet connection goes down you won’t be able to access the Data or if don’t have good internet speeds accessing Data can be slow, this can impact with Data recovery.

When it comes to making a choice between onsite and offsite backup options, it is usually a matter of preference and Internet speeds. Some individuals prefer being able to monitor and keep track of their valuable data, and will often use onsite protection. Others, however, will choose to allow offsite servers to maintain the data, until such time as it is needed.

We recommend in order to have the most secure system with the lowest likelihood of having all data lost, that business adopt an onsite-offsite solution. By having both onsite and offsite backup used in conjunction with each other, a problem in one side of the equation can be offset by recovery from the other side.

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