There are some great retail cloud backup solutions, but not all are appropriate for a business, even a small business. If you had to restore critical data from one of those cloud solutions, how long would it take to download those files (once you had a machine ready to download them to)?
We had a client using one of these services; the data was correctly selected and all in the cloud ready to restore. The problem was that the critical files needed to run their day-to-day software had not fully downloaded four (4) days later! Not to mention all the other data they still needed to recover.
It’s not just about having a backup anymore, it’s also about recovery time, cost per hour to be down, internet speeds to recover files from the cloud, and a whole lot more. Given the growing number of attacks, human error, and the need to have your computers every day, this is NOT a place to cheap-it-out!
In a quote from the National Archives & Records Administration in Washington, 93% of companies that lost their data center for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster. 50% of businesses that found themselves without data management for this same time period filed for bankruptcy immediately.
Final thought on this – if you make a copy and have backup software that you can restore yesterday’s image, that’s nice; but if that image has the original cryptolocker virus, or the file was already corrupt before the copy was made, or the file was deleted yesterday so it’s not in the last copy, you are out of luck! Having true backups with business continuity is just plain good sense.
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As the owner, think about the importance of protecting your data AND having it recoverable. It’s not ‘just a backup’ as I was told by an office person this week. This is your Business! Given all the emergency calls we get for day-to-day computer needs, I can’t think of even one client that could be down for even one day and be ‘OK’; how about you? You know where to find us – 630-850-9039. We love this stuff; how can we help?