Backups of your IT network and your company data are one of the most important things you can have in the case of unforeseen events.
According to Steadfast, human error is the leading cause of data loss, coming in at around 25 percent of all data loss. While it is possible to train your employees to be weary of emails with ransomware, accidentally deleting an important project right before the deadline is much more likely to happen.
You can mitigate this error using backup and continuity solutions to get access to files that your staff might have accidentally deleted. However, simple backups will not fix all your storage problems.
When it comes to restoring your data, it is critical to have a solution in place that’s customized to your company and industry, one where you can avoid suffering a major data loss. Your backup and disaster recovery solution should also help you achieve your compliance standards, especially for industries like healthcare.
Human error isn’t the only way you’ll lose data. While ransomware isn’t as likely as human error, it’s still very important to consider as you tackle all your backup and recovery needs.
Plan on data loss happening, then reverse engineer the process ensuring you avoid it in the future.
A backup strategy called 3-2-1 was devised decades ago which has been changed and renamed as technology improves, but still has the same essence.
It’s a strategy that ensures you have redundancy should something unexpected happen, the idea is you have 3 copies of any data you have. One in production and two copies on different servers, either on-prem or in the cloud.
There’s a three-step process we use for your business in determining whether or not your company has an effective backup/recovery strategy.
- Data and Storage Evaluation. We review your infrastructure and assets with the goal of understanding your needs. With this we can devise a system for backup and disaster recovery that ensures reliability, performance, and availability.
- Planning and Implementation. You’ll have plans and procedures in place that are uniquely tailored for the needs of your business where we work to close the gaps of inefficiency. You’ll get peace of mind knowing you’re network and data is actively maintained ensuring backups and emergency plans are in place for your systems and data.
- Ongoing Assurance. We’ll conduct regular testing exercises and evaluations, closing any gaps as needed. You will always have proactive, continuous communication on the status of any restoration required in the case of emergencies. You will have certainty that your systems and data are protected, secured, and always there for you and your team when you need it.
Backups are absolutely required to stop disaster and they also need to be checked regularly to ensure they’re working. Good backup and recovery is the kind that protects your business from disasters, giving you peace of mind. Click here to learn more and get started.