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Resiliency is key for business

Stephen Perkins

Businesses have to keep moving. Should an isolated incident take servers offline – or even destroy them completely – an organization's competitors are not going to stop and wait for them to get back to normal, they are going to keep moving, likely taking patronage away from the affected company.

This is why, in the face of a disaster, enterprises need to be ready to react at a moment's notice. The unpredictable nature of storms and accidents means that these things cannot be planned for specifically. Rather, there needs to be investment in the tools that are going to cover the most amount of potential occurrences.

As much as it would benefit companies, it is impossible to predict when and how tornadoes, for example, will strike. This is why there have to be procedures and strategies in place that reflect that. Recognizing that offices – and the hardware that they contain – are physically at risk is imperative to being resilient.

Offsite backup prevents downtime
There are specific practices that are becoming universally recognized as imperative to resilience and disaster recovery. The problem with traditional emergency backup methods is that they tend to revolve around physical media and are stored onsite. This can present problems. 

For starters, human error is often cited as a key cause of failure for proper physical backups. Much of this technology may even be outdated, and younger IT staffers may not be as well-versed in it as they are in newer resources. But even keeping these redundancies as updated as possible is a null point if an entire office building burns down.

This is why remote backup is so crucial to modern data loss prevention. Keeping backups stored away from their source material will decrease the odds of both copies being destroyed by the same disaster.

Categories: Data Protection, Disaster Recovery, Online Backup, Server Backup