Data Backup should be an important part of any company’s IT infrastructure system. With the chance of data deletion, corruption, or device failure – backups are one of few ways to ensure your information is protected and recoverable, even after a disaster has occurred. There are two primary purposes for data backup. The first is to recover data after it is lost (whether that’s accidental/intentional deletion, data corruption, or a hard drive failure). Data loss is a real threat to any computer user and as such steps must be taken to ensure they are protected. The second purpose of data backups is data retention. Data retention is a policy that is defined to ensure there are multiple backup points throughout your day. Together we can develop an appropriate data retention policy and determine the backup frequency, ensuring your files are safe and current.
The next point of consideration about data backup is Local storage vs. Cloud storage. Local storage is convenient for quick data recovery and can accumulate data from many computers/servers to one centralized location. Cloud storage or multi-site backup solutions, provide protection against catastrophes such as fire, flood or natural disasters. Both have substantial benefits and when combined – create a system that you can feel confident in.