Does your backup require a backup?
Have you ever thought about whether your backup storage would require a backup? Now that is an important question to ponder if you are writing a comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery plan.
Most organisations have some digitalisation in place with digital backups of their data and files stored in a physical server or a local storage device. But such isolated backup solutions pose quite a few challenges. Relying on a single backup physical device means a high risk of physical disasters and accidental damage. It could also make it difficult to scale up or down on your storage requirements and maintain up-to-date backups. Besides these limitations, you also have to stay contended with access limitations as such basic file-based backups are constrained to a physical device and thus one physical location.
But then came the cloud storage and backup solutions that simply avoided much of the hassle usually experienced with traditional backup solutions. Cloud backup and disaster recovery solutions allow you to store data in remote locations safe from the primary premises. They allow for secured remote access, provide up-to-date security updates, easy scaling up and down for storage requirements, and overall convenient backup management. You can schedule your backups, easily restore your systems to the desired restore point, and ensure you have few disruptions in business continuity.
But is cloud the ultimate solution you need for ensuring uninterrupted business continuity?
Of course not. Even when you use cloud services for backups, you risk losing data due to unexpected security incidents, data corruption, data breaches, and damage to cloud servers.
While traditional backup solutions are isolated from a wider network and thus stand strong against cyber attacks, it is not efficient regarding operational efficiency and cost reduction. On the other hand, the cloud provides efficient, affordable, and convenient backup solutions that are great for ensuring business continuity but are not completely fool proof. So the best way to write a business continuity plan is to find the right balance between traditional backups and cloud backup solutions.
You need strong SaaS protection features for your cloud solutions and a good plan that helps make the best use of both local and cloud backups as and when necessary. And to write such comprehensive data protection and recovery plans, you need the right expertise and understanding of your business model.
Contact us today for any help and guidance regarding backups and disaster recovery. Our experts can recover anything from a single file to your entire system in a breeze, should disaster of any magnitude strike.
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