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Disaster Recovery

28 October 2015

What is disaster recovery?

Disaster recovery is the process by which you resume business after a significant disruptive event including viruses, malware and system failure. Equipment that is lost can be replaced, but what cannot be replaced is your data and many business don’t consider this until it’s too late.

What are my backup options – Cloud or traditional?

Storing your data backups at an off-site location is the best way to ensure a copy of your most critical data will remain safe from any disruptive event, and what better way to achieve off-site separation than by storing your data at various centres located across the UK.

Cloud backup refers to backing up data to a remote cloud-based server.  Cloud backup solutions enable businesses to store their data on the internet using a storage service provider, rather than storing the data locally on a physical disk, such as a hard drive or tape backup.

For those business that are reluctant to use cloud services traditional storage tapes or external hard drives are ideal for business that want their data securely storing off-site due to their portability.

Test your backups regularly

All too often testing is the missing step in making backups. Too many companies make substantial investments and spend a lot of time backing up their data only to find the backups won’t work when something goes wrong with their data.

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