Backing up your data proves to be the most efficient way of ensuring that your business continues operating in top form even in the event of an unexpected situation.
In the same way that fortresses have walls to guarantee the protection of its occupants from adverse external threats, businesses implement various security strategies to protect their data from unwarranted manipulation and malicious exposure.
However, pragmatism and experience in the technology industry point to the possibility of a technological failure or breach for whatever reason. Businesses that are prepared for these worst-case scenarios implement mitigation strategies that provide disaster recovery options for both foreseeable and unforeseeable data disasters. The exact cost of a data disaster cannot be estimated, but the best resolve after its occurrence is to restore operations as quickly as possible.
So, what are some situations that can cripple your business without an effective business continuity strategy?
Natural disasters such as earthquakes, wildfires, floods, tornadoes, or electrical storms can disturb, or destroy your business’ data. Natural disasters have the capacity to destroy hardware infrastructure, including physical location or network sites and equipment. The risk of natural disasters is unpredictable. Therefore, a business that puts in place a reliable physical infrastructure and as well as a cloud based data backup system is more likely to experience smooth business functionality even after being hit by a natural disaster.
It is a universal truth that humans make mistakes. Some of the genuine mistakes that employees make can be costly to the well-being of your business. These user errors might generate unanticipated bugs that will corrupt all the data in your system, leading to data loss. It can be as simple as a deleting a crucial database file, but with a backup solution in place like those offered by Innovative Tech, we have you covered.
Hackers are malicious attackers, and their intention is usually either to cause trouble for business or to steal data. Data breaches are typically not a one-time incident, and the moment there is evidence of a security breach, it might be prudent to deploy the backed-up data. The reason is that a security breach could mean corruption of files or an outright theft of your data. With a data backup plan in place, the integrity of your data is guaranteed.
What steps can you take to protect your business?
An efficient and integral data backup system should be able to update its registry at frequent and close intervals. For example, cloud technology solutions make it possible for data backups to update every 15 minutes. This ensures that the data in the backup is up to date and relevant. Taking too long to initiate data backups could render the data backup obsolete.
Backing up data is an effective data security and disaster recovery measure but only if the backed-up data can be conveniently deployed with ease. The latest technologies, such as the BDR solution, are more efficient than previous technologies such as magnetic tapes. This minimizes server downtime.
Having a backup in the same location as the primary server is not only naïve, but it is too risky. The main reason for having a data backup is to guarantee business continuity in case the primary server or data is compromised. In the event of a natural disaster like fire or flooding, both the backup and the primary server will be compromised if they are in the same location. It is, therefore, a best practice to ensure that your backups are stored off-site or in different places.
There’s so much more to learn. For more information about backup and disaster recovery and business continuity, reach out to Innovative Tech today!