Things to Consider Before Choosing a Data Backup Solution

Data backup has always been an essential aspect of business. The practice of copying data from the source of origin to a backup location, to protect it in case of a disaster, accident or malicious action is something that is important to businesses of all types and capacities with the possibility of recovery in the event of a primary data failure.

Data Backup Software

With the constant threat of data risk only accentuated by the enlarged distribution of your network that cannot be irrefutably protected by antivirus software and even VPN’s, preparing for the worst is the best option. There are a number of ways you can backup your crucial data, the destination, degree of automation and security varies. Most popular options have been removable media, external drives and backup appliances. The software-based backup solutions and cloud-based solutions have emerged as a more flexible and cost-effective option in the recent past.

Cloud Backup Service – The Outstanding Choice

  • Whichever technology you might want to use for your business, eventually what you really want to have is a safe and secure copy of your data somewhere which is at the least threat in case of an unforeseen incident.

  • Most businesses choose the cloud backup (online) because of its many advantages, most commonly:

  • Its secure and offsite, hence free from physical damages onsite

  • No large hardware or innumerable drives to administer

  • The price structure is attractive with many enterprise editions

  • Best possible recovery point objective (rpo) and recovery time objective (rto)

  • Service providers deal with the hassle

  • Offers ‘set-and-forget’ experience with least or no training requirements to operate

What You Should Consider Before Buying?

  • The best options offer you the flexibility to have multiple features at the best operational cost – with data storage space, backup model and recovery process to be considered.

  • Choosing industry specific backup solutions with features customized to your business requirements.

  • What will be backed up and what is not compatible with the service you are opting for.

  • Deployment and use - application’s configuration, setup, and data recovery process should not be a complicated procedure.

  • Offline will never not be an option – even with cloud-based backup emerging as the best choice, in case of internet failure, offline choices will always be an option to consider

  • Multiple backups – costly to maintain but having a routine cloud-based backup and a crucial data only offsite and offline backup is a good idea

  • Security – see if your vendor has certified security assurances

We always advise our clients to run a trial based real environment test drive before deciding on a backup option because data is as important as you think it is.

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