The 3-2-1 rule is the guiding principle of data backup and disaster recovery. The rule states that in order to have a reliable, redundant backup and an effective disaster recovery solution, you must have: three copies of your data, on two forms of media, with one copy located offsite.
Implementing a disaster recovery plan can often be a daunting task. When it comes to ensuring the security and continuity of your business’s data, there are a lot of factors for companies to consider. Everything, from identifying risk areas to choosing a location to host the disaster recovery site, takes time money and resources that many companies do not have.
In today’s business environment, companies are dealing with threats left and right. Cyber attacks are on the rise leaving precious data (from financials to employee data to customer data) vulnerable to hackers, theft, and viruses. Not to mention human error and disasters that can create serious concerns for your business. Businesses are finding that the safe, secure, and reliable way to protect data is in the cloud. Backup as a Service (BaaS) has become an integral part of any data security plan due to growing threats, but also due to the ease and simplicity of moving backups off-site and away from harm. Below are the top use cases for BaaS:
If you're considering an enterprise backup solution for your company's data, what are some of the things you should look for? How do you know if a solution is right for you? Here are three important factors to remember, and they're as easy as ABC.
Data continuity is a critical part of your business plan. You want to know that no matter what happens to your business, you will be able to continue to provide great service to your customers. If you're still wondering whether or not cloud backup solutions are the right option for your business, these five key reasons to utilize cloud backups will help you make the right decision.
You have probably heard the mantra of "back everything up" - but not everyone does, and furthermore, not everyone is clear on why you should. The fact is, data loss can be a disaster for a business - or even an individual. Here are the top five reasons why you should, indeed, keep regular backups.
If you do your disaster recovery plan right, it should not fail. If it does, then you have overlooked something in the planning process. There are ten major reasons why disaster recovery plans fail - adding a second disaster to your first. As human error or hardware failure are far more significant problems than natural disasters, your disaster recovery plan needs to be as close to foolproof as possible. Here are the ten things to consider:
We often receive clarifying questions on cloud computing solutions. With all the different products, use cases and terminology used when talking about cloud computing, it’s easy to get confused. One of the most common questions we get is “what is the difference between cloud storage and cloud backup?” Though these solutions offer similar features, they are designed for fundamentally different purposes, and understanding the differences is crucial for your business.
Topics: Backup as a Service
What would you do if your business was under attack by malicious software? It’s a question that several CIOs and IT leaders lose sleep over. Each day, there are more and more companies being affected by the invisible threat that is Ransomware, a malicious software that blocks access to your entire computer system until a ransom is paid. Clicking an infected email link, downloading a malicious file, and other seemingly routine tasks can be the beginning of an expensive gridlock. For some companies, the cost of paying the ransom alone is enough to bankrupt them; and In some cases, businesses that have given in to paying the ransom still do not get their files back.