Protect the data you need to thrive
No matter which industry you operate in, data is at the heart of your business and that data is growing at an exponential rate. The IDC estimates that by 2025, 175 zettabytes of data will be created each year. To give you an idea of how large a zettabyte is, it is equal to:
– one thousand exabytes (the data held by Google is estimated to be around 15EB)
– one million petabytes (1PB is equal to 500 billion pages of standard typed text)
– one billion terabytes (1TB could hold 310,000 photos)
– one trillion gigabytes (1GB is equal to the bed of a pickup truck filled with paper)
As your data continues to grow, you need to protect it from cyber criminals, natural disasters, hardware failures, and accidental deletion.
What should you look for in a backup and recovery solution?
Choosing the right backup and recovery solution
In the past, businesses just needed to protect the data they have on site. Today, however, it is more complicated – you need to protect data that is on premises, virtual, and in the cloud. Here are a few things to look for in a backup solution:
Ability to back up data regardless of the source. This includes databases, email, application data, multimedia, SaaS data, and more. To make sure you have all the data needed in the case of a disaster, it is important to look for a solution that can backup the information regardless of where the data lives — which means you should look for a solution that can backup data from the cloud and on-premises.
Meets strict RTOs (recovery time objectives) and RPOs (recovery point objectives). Data is critical to today’s modern businesses. While this can vary from business to business on how much data you can lose since your last backup, look for a solution that can backup data frequently to meet your operational requirements but also uses duplication techniques to store the data without heavily increasing the overhead.
Scales with your environment. Deploy a solution that can support environments as they grow. Growth might mean adding more devices to the networks, additional applications, email services, SaaS applications, and more.
If you need help with this, we focus on helping SMB businesses. If you would like advice or help protecting your business, we are here contact us.