The concept of offsite data backup is not new; Some time ago it was only available to corporates with multiple locations, high connectivity speeds and very high budgets. Today the cost of hardware and high speed connectivity has dropped drastically, resulting in a huge increase in the number of companies providing backups in remote locations. For treaty purposes, we call it band jumping on the cart.
You may think that increased competition is somewhat better for the user, I agree, but not at the cost of cutting corners and compromising the security of your data. We all know and agree that company data is its most important asset and such asset is not an option to gain or lose its competition. So please be careful where you store your data.
The general idea of offsite backup is good, above all it has a very low proportionate implementation cost and the cost of ownership is also very low so the proper system should be fully automated. Unlike tape backup it is very scalable, you can start small and grow into big solutions when you need zero interruption but you have to be with the right offsite company in the first place.
In today’s data-centric environment even small companies may have more than one server, for example a server for Microsoft Exchange / Lotus Notes, a server for Microsoft SQL / Oracle / MySQL and possibly a file and print server, or perhaps a single server. Small companies can still use older legacy Unix-based or novel-based systems or consider migrating to lower-cost Linux environments. You can customize what you are currently using or in the future to use your offsite backup solution. Please check which backup company you are using, making sure that they are always developing their products for the future, for the future of their companies.
Reaching data offsite location is an easy bit for anyone to click and optimize their backup and recovery time to ensure that your data is compressed locally or to source. The most important aspect of any data transfer is security, make sure your data is encrypted and stored before it is transmitted, otherwise only your organization will have access to your data.
In what environment is your data stored? It does not make sense to transfer your most important asset to another location, which ensures that it is completely secure, data should be returned only to the Class 1 data center with the most security and security measures and hardware. There is not a single failure in that data center and the entire data center and hardware need to be replicated in real time, preferably in another country, for extra security and peace of mind.
Imagine that Ima supports your local data every night or so when you want a secure remote location in the UK, and then replicate to another data center in another country in real time.
Ultimately this whole process should be as efficient as possible. It should be completely secure, fully automated to ensure that your employees are focused on revenue-generating tasks, allowing your system to make backups regardless of what they are doing. Open files must be supported and it must be able to make increasing backups, after all, nothing to change – it will replace a file that has not been accessed for a year.