In today’s economic environment most businesses wants to save money, become more efficient, or become more competitive in their markets. As an IT consultant I am always in a position to give advice, help my clients make good, knowledge based decisions. I want my clients to develop an IT strategy that will help them save time and money and is aligned with their business goals and objectives. So it goes without saying that not every company will or should have the same IT strategy. But there is one overwhelmingly prevailing piece of advice and strategy that I give all my clients no matter the size or type of organization. This would be, protect your Data and have a Business Continuity Plan.
Data protection isn’t a new concept, it isn’t hard to do or all that costly given the potential financial impact to a business if data is lost, stolen or corrupted. Data really is a company’s most valuable asset. Having a reliable data backup/recovery system in place is critical and should be considered a top priority in any business’s operational plan. So as much as I enjoy helping companies design, develop and deploy IT strategies for success let’s make it simple, at least initially. Protect your business assets first. Please, get a back-up solution and have it consistently and routinely monitored and maintained. Take the needed time to create and implement a Business Continuity Plan. Taking the time to create this plan is an essential step to reducing the risk of a down time and financial loss. Below are some examples of commonly used BDR solutions. Take some time to discuss these solutions with your trusted technology partner. Have them help you chose one that best suits your business.
Three Ways to Back-up Your Data
The image below provides an overview comparison between these backup types, for detailed information about each back up type consult with your technology provider.
|Backup Solution||Schedule||Recovery Time||Local||Offsite/Cloud||Server(s) Covered||Workstation(s) Covered|
Backup Appliance (BDR)
|Constant Snapshot||Nearly Instant (30-60 minutes)||X||X||X|
Bare Metal (Software)
|Daily||Fast (4-6 Hours)||X||X||X||X|
|Daily||Slow (2-3 Days)||X||X||X||X|
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