While it might seem like a pessimistic viewpoint, it’s best to assume the worst can happen when it comes to technology. When things go smoothly, it’s a pleasant surprise, and when things go as expected, at least there were appropriate preparations in place to assist in the next steps of recovery. With proper precautions, any enterprise can come back from the brink of catastrophe. The best way to prevent a data tragedy from happening on your systems is to have all information backed up, preferably on with an offsite backup solution.
Stay ahead of disaster
If the best offense is a good defense, then your first line of defense should be a big, tough one to crack. That’s where offsite backup systems come into play. Hard drives never have a lifetime warrantee and hackers are almost always guaranteed to break into a system and make a mess. While new drives are available for purchase and unauthorized third parties can be denied access to databases following a sweep and a reorganization of the security systems, the data is not as easily taken care of.
With offsite backup, companies no longer have to worry about what will happen to their data in the event of a natural disaster or a physical break-in. According to The Wall Street Journal, offsite backup solutions take care of the hard part (they back up the information automatically) so all businesses have to do is reboot in the event they need to recover files.
Offsite options not only keep your information secure, but also hold the possibility of expansion without needing to purchase new servers. Scalability and agility are invaluable in today’s growing market and offsite backup plans provide the option of growth without compromising the budget.
Diverse options for companies
While offsite backup systems might be one of the best ways to keep information out of harm’s way, there are certainly other kinds that will provide the same peace of mind. However, just as it’s not smart to have two copies of the same important document in one house in the event of an emergency, a company’s data and its backup should not be in the same vicinity just in case a metaphorical or literal fire or flood should occur.
With any system of backup a company chooses to adopt, it’s a best practice to back up as much as you can as often as you can. Emergencies happen and lost data should not be one of them.