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Why Offsite Data Backup is Necessary

Posted on July 21, 2014   |   0 comments
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Businesses across the world are familiar with the concept of acquiring local, or onsite backup. Files can accidentally get deleted, hardware or server failures can take place, and your mission critical data is likely to either get damaged, or completely vanished because of incidences such as these. Local data backup makes way for lost data to be acquired again through emergency data recovery. Such emergency computer support plays a substantial role in helping businesses save themselves from getting destructed time and time again.

But the fact of the matter is that relying exclusively on onsite backup comes with its set of critical vulnerabilities. For instance, there is the basic assumption that the local area is forever going to stay safe from natural disasters and mishaps. However, what do you think is going to happen to your data in case a local disaster, for instance war, sabotage, or terrorism, or even natural disasters, such as fire, earthquakes or tornadoes strike? For cases such as these, it is necessary for you to consider taking on off-site data backup.

The basic goal of off-site data backup is that of placing some or all of your data for backup purposes elsewhere – somewhere that it is going to be totally out of harm’s way. Speaking in general, offsite backup systems remotely store important business data at a secure location away from the business premises. When you take on offsite data backup, you can even have it saved automatically by setting up a scheduled backup. Every single computer that is on your business network is basically given the ability to access the backed up data.

Why does data need to be backed up offsite?

Ever noticed how we often tend to back up our personal files? Be it videos, photos or music, we want to keep them all safe. The same holds for businesses that want to preserve their most important data files. Upon being stores offsite, there is no longer the threat that natural or even man-made disasters will be able to wipe it off from business records.

The fact of the matter is that leaving important files saved at the company’s main database is prone to make the business become vulnerable to threats like data theft. Yes, if your network’s server falls victim to data theft, there is a good chance that all of your financial records and other pertinent information are going to be stolen by hackers. However, when you stick to offsite data backup, you, as a business, acquire protection against both data loss, and data theft.

The best part about offsite back up and data recovery is that these services are extremely cost-effective. Along with data backup, you can also take up flat rate data recovery. This means that no matter the brand, model, or size of the failed hardware, regardless of how the data has got lost, one ‘flat’ rate is going to cover its recovery – no time is going to be wasted on evaluations, diagnostics and price negotiations. It is recommended that you have an offsite and onsite backup. For more information on backups contact your local IT services company or local tech support guy.

 

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