Planning is crucial to ensure the long term success of your business. Regardless of the type of business you own or manage, it’s important to have a clear business plan, technology plan and disaster recovery plan in place. Routine backups are a critical component of the third, and there are many different ways to perform them. For the best level of protection, however, cloud backups are usually the best choice.
How Do You Back Up Your Data?
How does your business currently back up its data, and when is the last time you reviewed your business’ backup strategy? Unfortunately, many business owners and managers don’t think about data backups, and their reliability, until a disaster occurs. The traditional method of backing up data is to do so onsite to tape or USB hard drive storage. However, local backups are vulnerable to fire, flood and other natural disasters as well as theft so must be manually transported offsite either by an employee or a costly third party service. Cloud-based backups, however are automatically copied over the Internet daily, removing the human equation from your disaster recovery plan.
Benefits of Cloud Backups
NetEffect offers the latest and best cloud backup technologies, making it easy for businesses take advantage of this more modern backup solution. Why should your business switch to cloud backups? A few reasons include: Peace of Mind – Cloud backups are automated, efficient, and more consistent, and your data is stored offsite without being left vulnerable to theft, fire, flood and other disasters.
Ongoing Monitoring – Just because something is automated doesn’t mean it’s infallible. We monitor all backups for success or failure. In the unlikely event of failure, we quickly resolve the issue to ensure your data is safe and secure.
Data Security – Your data is encrypted before being copied to the data center so even in the unlikely event your data is intercepted during transmission, it won’t be readable by the hacker.
Staged Backups – Your data isn’t just sent to the cloud, it’s continually backed up to an onsite appliance, allowing you to recover from data loss at any point during the day rather than only being able to restore data from the previous night’s backup. The appliance copies all of the data nightly to our secure equipment in the data center.
In the event of a major issue or disaster, your server can temporarily run on the appliance itself until the issue is resolved.
Local Data Centers – NetEffect replicates the data to local data centers in Las Vegas so in the event that a large amount of data is lost, it can be copied manually onto a USB drive and driven to your location. This allows you to restore large amounts of data within hours, rather than having to wait days to transfer large amounts of data over the Internet.
Disaster Recovery – NetEffect also owns and manages their own cloud platform, and in the event of a major site disaster (fire, flood, etc.) can use your cloud backups to quickly rebuild your server in the cloud.
Retrieve Data Anytime, Anywhere – When your data is backed up to the cloud, it’s there for you whenever you need it. NetEffect cloud backups are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.