ct logo wslogan

2 minutes reading time (417 words)

BDR Needs to Be a Business Priority

BDR Needs to Be a Business Priority

Of any of your business implementations, a data backup and disaster recovery system is a serious contender for the most important. However, many neglect to prepare for a data loss event or disaster, which means they leave their business vulnerable to the ill effects of both. Protecting your business begins with a data backup and disaster recovery solution that prepares you for a worst-case scenario.

For a long time, tape backup was the preeminent form of data backup for business purposes. This process, storing a copy of your data on magnetic tape, is no longer sufficient for the modern business due to shortcomings that would only slow down your recovery efforts after a data loss event.

First of all, backing up on tape isn’t an automated process, so it falls to an employee to initiate the backup process when the workday is over. How likely is it that one of your employees will be focused on running a data backup at the end of a particularly long and stressful day? In addition to this, restoring from a tape is also a manual process. All it would take is a slight mistake, and poof--there goes your data.

Secondly, a tape backup doesn’t keep a full backup of your data in the first place, only saving changes that have taken place over the previous 24 hour period, technically even less. Tape backup is a resource-intensive process, and so can only be run once each day, typically after-hours. Therefore, you could lose a full day’s worth of data to a disaster.

Finally, the third reason that tape is considered outdated is the amount of time it takes to restore your backed-up data. If you needed to restore your data, the process could easily take hours--and that’s assuming that whatever event caused you to need to restore from your backup didn’t also damage your internal hardware infrastructure. This downtime will undoubtedly have a negative impact on your business, and can be avoided.

Instead of relying on tape, companies today leverage enterprise-level Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) solutions from providers like i-medIT. Utilizing the cloud, BDR takes data backups that are more complete and can be restored much more quickly, leading to decreased downtime. This is accomplished through ‘snapshot’ data backups, which updates any changes as often as every fifteen minutes. This means that any data that may be lost is minimized, offering your business improved protection from threats to your data.

If BDR sounds like the right choice for your business, reach out to i-medIT at 630-549-6199.



Already Registered? Login Here
No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Best Practices Privacy Google Cloud Business Computing Hackers Microsoft Backup Innovation Malware Tech Term Internet Email Small Business VoIP Network Security Cybercrime Android Mobile Devices Data Efficiency Hardware Cloud Computing Software Windows Business Ransomware Data Backup Smartphones Browser Business Management Smartphone How To User Tips Internet of Things Computers Cybersecurity Data Recovery Communication Collaboration Automation Hosted Solutions Money Chrome Artificial Intelligence Router Network Computer Law Enforcement Social Engineering Business Continuity Managed IT Services Communications Productivity Mobile Device Management Upgrade Gadgets Outsourced IT Office 365 App Word Managed IT Services Bandwidth Saving Money Data Security Two-factor Authentication Server Phishing Safety Telephone Systems BDR Data Breach Spam Data Protection Disaster Recovery Save Money Operating System Windows 10 Bring Your Own Device Social Media Vulnerability Connectivity Alert Website Blockchain Apps Recovery IT Plan Virtualization The Internet of Things VPN Unsupported Software Data storage Identity Theft Remote Monitoring Business Intelligence Physical Security Managed IT Spam Blocking Private Cloud Windows 7 Password Government Internet Exlporer Update Downtime Google Drive Infrastructure BYOD CES Public Cloud Data Storage IT Support Passwords Networking Facebook Cleaning Paperless Office Sports Applications Productivity Content Management Wi-Fi Miscellaneous Redundancy IT Management Gmail IT Services Quick Tips YouTube Microsoft Office Avoiding Downtime Windows 10 Comparison OneNote Password Management Value Solid State Drive Monitor PDF Devices Sync Amazon Web Services Network Congestion Holiday Touchpad iPhone Settings Internet exploMicrosoft Access Control Tip of the week Remote Work Supercomputer Data loss Office Shadow IT Recycling Black Market History Accountants Specifications Hacking Marketing Wire Employer-Employee Relationship NIST Voice over Internet Protocol HIPAA Audit Chromecast Thought Leadership Online Shopping Flexibility IT Consultant Managed Service Provider Advertising Authentication Windows Server 2008 Budget Screen Mirroring Relocation eWaste Root Cause Analysis Hiring/Firing Uninterrupted Power Supply Going Green Smart Office Workers Cryptocurrency Human Resources Computer Fan Telephony Evernote Software Tips Criminal Charger Patch Management Outlook Data Management NarrowBand Nanotechnology Credit Cards Cast Servers Workplace Tips Netflix USB User Error Practices HBO Millennials Automobile Office Tips Document Management Botnet Safe Mode Multi-Factor Security Staff FENG DDoS Addiction Skype Wireless Charging Legal webinar Health Computer Care Windows 10s Scam Humor Wireless Technology Smart Tech Flash Fraud Current Events HVAC Robot Hosted Computing Frequently Asked Questions Workforce Work/Life Balance Meetings Travel Password Manager Digital Signature Virtual Assistant Trending Reputation Cache Start Menu Cortana Conferencing Keyboard Enterprise Content Management Google Docs Samsung Hybrid Cloud Amazon HaaS Knowledge Entertainment Laptop Apple Big Data End of Support Inventory Excel Telecommuting IBM Tech Support Machine Learning Business Mangement Encryption Telephone System Electronic Medical Records Customer Wireless Internet Tools Google Apps Mobile Device Emails Files Benefits IT Support Training Books Company Culture Public Computer Virtual Reality CrashOverride Save Time Video Games Webinar Music Loyalty Battery Firewall Information Technology Vendor Management Emergency Managing Stress Wearable Technology Remote Computing Worker Commute Bluetooth Scalability IT solutions SaaS Education Smart Technology Twitter Mobility Risk Management Search Content Employer Employee Relationship Computing Infrastructure Two Factor Authentication Politics WiFi How to Techology Audiobook Thank You Worker Instant Messaging Troubleshooting Computer Accessories Assessment Wireless Best Practice Transportation Congratulations Rootkit Television Users Experience