The IoT continues to evolve with leaders predicting the number of Internet-connected things to exceed 50 billion by the year 2020. As data continues to be generated at an exceeding rate, so does the need for long-term data placement that can keep your information kept and protected. Off-site data backup options keep your data safe and secure in case disaster or disruption occurs in your company.
Data backup and recovery solutions have moved from the traditional hardware-dependent solutions to cloud-based ones that offer easier ways to recover data. When evaluating if your company needs a cloud-based off-site data backup solution, it’s important to think through and evaluate your IT goals. According to GCN Magazine these are the most important factors you must consider when moving towards a cloud-based recovery solution:
Cloud cost analysis: When determining your backup and recovery options, it’s important to determine what technology fits within your company’s budget. In an ideal world you want to store all your company’s data in the cloud; however, you should focus on the most critical data in terms of your budget.
Determining desired backup speed: You need to make sure your solution can handle increasing capacity as well as provide the backup speed required. Speed is important to meet the backup window and to recover data more quickly.
Setting recovery time objective: When developing your data backup and recovery platform, you need to consider how long your company could go without having access to the data in case a breach or disruption occurs. Setting a recovery time objective provides the parameters your solution needs to work within to provide backup and restore.
Providing an efficient user experience: Your data backup and recovery solution should be manageable from any business location. Managers should be able to log in anywhere on the Internet to commence a restore. It’s also recommended to find a solution that offers 24/7 live customer support.
The greatest benefit to off-site data backup is that it can be automated. Your files are updated daily and you have the option to decide when the automated backup actually occurs each day. Since the backups take place over the Internet, if something happens in your office or to your data, you can easily recover the files from the off-site storage.
Have a data backup in place for your company so that no matter what happens, you can have peace of mind. MDL helps keep your data safe and secure, so that if you ever need the backup, it’s readily available for you to continue business as usual. Learn more about MDL’s data backup and recovery services here.