There is a saying in the backup world, that a backup is not a backup, unless it is backed up, and then that backup is backed up!
So, before we recommend a backup solution for your business, we will discuss your data structure, your data storage and your data restoration requirements.
We will need to gain an understanding of what the effect of downtime will be on your business. This will help to define which of the combinations of our range of disaster recovery backup solutions is most suitable.
The greater the impact, the faster we will need to be able to implement a recovery procedure to get you back in business.
We will consider the benefits of both Cloud Backup and Local Backup solutions, and maybe a combination of both.
Using a Cloud Backup means that your data is stored offsite, and automatically, with no in-house media to maintain. This eliminates loss of data through fire, flooding, device or media theft / failure or human error.
Once your data is backed up into the cloud, it can be restored to any location, either local, or cloud server.
The first cloud backup takes longer than subsequent backups which are taken incrementally (only backing up the data that has changed since last backup) and speed of both backup and restoration is only as fast as your broadband connection.
Using a local backup means that your data remains in-house on backup tapes or cartridges.
This may provide a faster backup and restoration process, but your media is vulnerable to theft, fire, flood or device failure.
Contact Ontraq today to discuss your backup requirements today.