Protect Your Data with a Managed Backup Service
The best way to ensure business continuity in the presence of the unknown, is the implementation of a properly configured and managed backup and disaster recovery solution. Should your company computer systems become corrupted, compromised, or destroyed, it’s important to always have a backup of your data somewhere to maintain a level of security and peace of mind.
What is a Managed Backup Service?
A managed backup service outsources the management of your business data protection to a third-party source (or Managed Service Provider). With this service in place, we can create copies of your data onto a dedicated physical appliance and onto a cloud storage solution, ensuring that everything is easily recoverable should something unforeseen take place.
Why is a Backup Important?
There are a great many reasons that a backup could prove useful. Naturally, your mind might go right to the largest disasters: fires, floods, and other such things that would completely wipe a business off the map. However, disasters large and (relatively) small can all result in data loss—data loss that your backup can help you avoid. Whether a device fails, ransomware encrypts your entire network infrastructure, or a disaster occurs, a proper data backup can do a lot to resolve your potential data loss issues.
Your company’s data is one of its most valuable assets. Over 80 percent of businesses don’t have a reliable backup solution. That means 80 percent of all businesses aren’t protecting one of their most valuable assets. Think about it; your company’s data is the culmination of your entire staff’s work over the years. The cost of restoring data on a malfunctioning hard drive is astronomical and never guaranteed.
To emphasize the importance of data, 7 out of 10 small businesses that experience a major data loss go out of business within a year. Regardless of your type of business, your data is vital. You have invaluable, irreplaceable information which you need access to at any given moment; information that is constantly being changed and updated.
Some of the Benefits of our Managed Backup include:
- A Higher Level of Security
- Personalized Configurations
- Fast Restoration (Recovery)
- Local Data Encryption
- Improved Uptime
- Regular Service Monitoring
Managing Your Risk
Depending on your backup solution, data loss can still amount to massive downtime as you wait for the backup to be restored. Wouldn’t you instead it only take minutes away from your productivity, instead of hours or days?
Our bulletproof system not only backs up your data every fifteen minutes, but in the event of a server malfunction, it can assume the role of that server, while still performing incremental backups. This means your network is still up while your server is being fixed and parts are being ordered. Don’t think of it as a simple data backup solution, but as a complete fail-safe for your servers. When your server is repaired or replaced, regardless of the new hardware, the BDR Device can perform a bare-metal restore to make sure your in-house infrastructure is redundant once more.
To ensure that your data is protected from any disaster, the BDR encrypts and archives your data in an off-site data center incrementally. This is the ultimate, iron-clad solution for data backup and disaster recovery. Your files are always accessible at a moment’s notice, and can quickly be restored.
The 3-2-1 Rule
We always recommend that you have multiple copies of your data backup, stored in numerous different places, and in different formats. This is commonly summed up as the 3-2-1 Rule: have at least three copies of your data, stored in at least two different formats, with at least one copy stored in the cloud.
This rule helps protect your backup from any event that might impact your local files. So, if your office experiences some kind of disastrous event, you won’t find all your backups destroyed or damaged as a result. To truly be redundant, it also helps to keep multiple versions of your data, just in case an attack of some sort manages to infiltrate your data and you want to restore your data from a clean version.
These kinds of backups should be taken periodically—ideally, every 15 minutes or so. That way, you’ll lose a minimal amount of data should a disaster take place between backups.
Compliance-Ready Backup Service
Some industries may require that you backup and store files in multiple, secure locations to remain compliant with government regulations. Regulatory bodies may need quick access to your file storage to review files dating back several years, this in turn can eat up a lot of your storage capacity. We can help to keep your business compliant with numerous regulatory requirements including HIPAA, SOX, NIST, CMMC, and more.
Why Partner with Us?
Data backup is an important facet of your business security that shouldn’t be overlooked or neglected. There are many reasons to partner with an IT provider like us to assist in the process, but the main reason is our long-standing experience in the various disciplines of data protection and data resilience.
Different files need different levels of protection. With a partner like us you get more customization and improved capabilities. We will implement a solution you can count on, reviewing the service daily to ensure everything is working as it should. You need your data to be accessible when it counts.
You may think that you can handle it on your own, but that isn’t always the right approach. When running your business, you have many other matters to deal with, why worry about your data management too? Your time is valuable to you and it’s valuable to us too. Let us free up some of the burden with a completely Managed Backup solution.