A key component of your IT systems is a comprehensive backup solution. However, most business owners do not realize there are choices in backup solutions; you must choose a solution(s) that achieves your corporate needs as well as staying inside your budget constraints.
- Data Backup – This solution just backups your data. In the event of a server failure, your recovery time is much longer than with other solutions. The cost can be minimal and is good for long term data storage
- Business Continuity – This solution minimizes your downtime by having a replica of your server on-site and ready to go if a disaster strikes. This solution can be costlier, and costs are much greater if long term storage is necessary.
- Hybrid – This solution would incorporate a portion both solutions. A business continuity device onsite, with a reasonable retention requirement (in days not months or years) combined with a long term data backup solution for your data only.