07 Nov

What are Backups and Why Does Your Business Need it?

It goes without saying that businesses spend a lot of time and money creating and acquiring their valuable data. Still, not all businesses realise how important it is to protect that data. It costs a lot in time, energy and money to re-create data after its lost and a lot of it can never be recovered. So, when we offer you Backups with any of our server options, what do we mean and why is it so important to your business?

What is Data Backup?

Data Backup is a process where your files are regularly copied and archived to another separate server so that if the worst does happen, data can easily and quickly be restored. This means that no matter what happens the data you need to keep your business running is safe from loss.

One of the great things about Backups is that you get to customise your Backup needs, so you decide what data is essential and we make sure that it is kept secure and retrievable. We can provide Backup packages that are tailored to your business needs, so whether you need 100GB or 1TB, we’ve got you covered. Once you’ve signed up, it is fully scalable so as your data needs grow, so can your Backup. We also ensure that your important data is backed up as often as you want, so you choose whether it’s every 15 minutes or daily or weekly. Once it’s set up to your specifications, you won’t even notice it’s happening, but you will notice when you need to retrieve a document that you’ve lost unexpectedly.

Planning is the key to success when it comes to backing up your data and making sure that you have enough storage space for your data is an essential step in the planning process. Accurately calculating your back up requirements can save you time and money. You can usually calculate the amount of space that you need by looking at the total amount of information that needs to be backed up, how often your data is updated and whether it has many graphics and images. You will then need to decide on when and how much data you want to keep. A good example would be weekly Backup, keeping 7 days of replications. If you have a simple application, Server or website with limited images then you can work on 1.5 times the size of your target. However, this can vary, so we recommend speaking to our solutions team to ensure that you don’t over or underestimate your storage needs.

At Servers Australia, we partner with Backup specialists R1soft who are industry leaders in fast, reliable and affordable Backup solutions. This means that your data will be protected no matter what happens.

Why is Data Backup so Important?

Data loss can happen as a result of many things, including hardware failure, human error, software viruses and natural disaster. How many times have you forgotten to hit save on an essential document or what happens if your system becomes infected with a virus? If you are responsible for business data, these things are all risks you should consider. A loss may involve critical financial, customer, and company data, and without Backup, this could be disastrous.

You need to protect your business data. Data Backup and data recovery are essential considerations when you are reviewing your businesses data storage needs. Business decision-makers need to consider that all computer systems crash; all humans error; and disasters happen when you least expect them. Data Backup may seem like an additional cost when you’re already investing in a new or upgraded data storage system, but investment now could save you lots of time and money in the long run. Think of Backup as insurance for your data, you will hopefully never need it, but when you do, it is invaluable.

Conclusion

Our solutions team are experts in data Backup, so if you need more information on what you need to Backup and why your business could benefit, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Written by Rhiannon Roux

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