How Reliable is Your Backup?

As a small business owner that accesses the Internet from your computer systems you understand the importance of protecting your valuable data from hackers and others who commit cyber-crimes. What you may not realize is the importance of backing up your data in a safe and secure manner to ensure that in the event of a loss or a breach in your security you are able to restore your systems quickly.

Due to cost and convenience many business owners perform on site data backup. While at one time this was the best option, remote backup has replaced this old method for many reasons. One of the most obvious reasons on site backup is not ideal is that in the event of a loss due to theft, fire or flood, the backed up data can easily be lost. Server systems are prone to hardware failure in time and eventually become obsolete which is another major factor in backup costs. Finally, the medium on which your backup data is stored is cost prohibitive and restoration of lost data can be very laborious and time-consuming which adds to the overall cost.

Remote backup has many advantages over former means of storing data. This form of storage is scalable which means you can increase or decrease your storage space as required to suit your business rather than overpaying to ensure you will not run out of storage space. Cloud services also add an extra layer of protection for your data through the use of encryption and powerful antivirus protection which is much like placing your backups into a vault for safekeeping. Another major advantage to cloud backup is the ability to access your data from any device with an Internet connection. In the event that your equipment at your place of business is destroyed, you can easily set up temporarily to mitigate financial losses.

Revolution Networks’ engineers can tailor your remote backup specifically to your business needs. We can ensure important updates and backups are performed regularly on a schedule that will not interfere with your workflow and slow your systems down while in process. With our compression and encryption software in place your data will always be safe and secure and ready to restore quickly in the event of a loss. Contact us today with any questions you may have or to discuss your backup needs.

 

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