New Methods Of Data Storage
Traditionally devices such as floppy disks, CDs, magnetic tapes and hard disks have been used to backup data, but with the increasing reliability of cloud backup systems, do they suffice now? Possibly not, as not only is there a vast amount of data to store nowadays, but these devices are not indestructible, and need to be replaced regularly over a period of time.
If a virus attacks the computers in your office and destroys all the database files at the same time, how do you recover it, particularly if it was data vital to the operation of the business? It would not be possible. The same scenario would apply in the face of a natural disaster, such as a flood or fire at your premises.
So what is the solution? Online data backup seems to be the only functional solution in this respect, due to the data being stored safely in an offsite server, and automatically backed up on a regular basis. So by using backup online, the stored data remains untouchable and indestructible throughout.
Online backup needs no scheduling
A great thing about online data backup is that it requires no scheduling, and no time devoted to backing up data for businesses after regular office hours (usually late-night hours/weekends). Online backup is done off-site, it runs for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and no matter how many hours your business operates, it continues to add the data incrementally to its servers.
Do you need to backup online?
If durable business backup is what you are looking for, this is the best system. One interesting thing to note is that surveys show that most businesses realise the benefits of online data backup, only after a major failure in data recovery using traditional devices.
Almost 30% of small businesses do not have a proper data backup/storage system in place.
Staggeringly, almost 50% of the companies which fail to recover lost data following a natural disaster abandon their business plans for good and close their doors. So if you do not want your business to face such consequences, you should seriously consider signing up for online data backup for optimal data protection and recovery.
This article was written by data storage expert David Hamer, online author.
I'm Louida from Atlanta, Georgia and I'm a mother of two daughters, blogger, and full time working mom at a Business Consulting Firm.
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