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Backup Options For Data Protection

How Can I Protect My Data?

After considering some business risks and threats in the data in the absence of a backup and recovery system, it seems reasonable to protect your data, but what are your options? When it comes to developing a support and disaster recovery plan, it is best to consult an IT professional as there are many options to ensure that your company avoids downtime and data loss. Whether you have an in-house IT department or need help from a Virtual CIO, these professionals will be able to establish the most appropriate infrastructure to protect your data, reduce your downtime, and provide immediate recovery assistance. There are many options for protecting your data, but they are divided into three basic categories, Local Back-Up, Direct to Cloud, and Hybrid Solutions.



Local Backup

Local backup is the most traditional way to back up your devices. Local backup is when the repository is on-site or connected to a local network. These local drives may contain an internal hard drive for your computer, an external storage device, and Solid-State Drives (USB, Thumb Drives, or Flash Drives), and many other options. While local backup options can give you easy access to your embedded site, they often come up with their data protection issues. While this backup option offers a cheaper solution with full internal controls, they have no protection against theft and natural disasters and can be damaged and misplaced.


Directly to the Cloud

While most of us know the cloud, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding the backup. Too often, cloud storage guidance is confused with public cloud storage or online storage apps like Dropbox, Google Drive, and many other options. A public cloud is an option, but straightforward cloud backups hosted in a private cloud are much more secure as they were hosted on a secure server. Unlike web applications, where your cloud is hosted internally or managed service, additional security standards are provided for your cloud backups and provide appropriate applications for your business needs. Cloud backups are an option, but here are some things to consider when you go back to the cloud while we recommend cloud backups to be easy to use and accessible but at high risk for external security threats.



Hybrid Backup

While both Local and Direct to Cloud backups have advantages and disadvantages, hybrid backup is the best in both countries. Many small businesses have recently relied on cloud computing for a few years, but when it comes to ensuring that your data remains completely secure, hybrid backups are the best options. In BDR there is a 3-2-1 rule that may sound scary, but it is best to make three copies of the data (1 basic and two backups), store that data in the last two types (your device, local storage, etc.), and save one of those three non-on-site locations (external server or cloud). With local cloud and backup, only two levels of data storage are available. With a hybrid cloud system, you will follow the 3-2-1 rule while reaching the cloud easily.


Used for Backup and Disaster Recovery

Now that we know what data we need to protect, potential threats, and how to properly store your data comes as an awesome part of the BDR system, and that’s a startup. While using internal resources can take a lot of time and money, using the Backup and Disaster Recovery managed services offers a dedicated support system for your internal team.


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