Hardware or software failures, data corruption, ransomware attacks, and accidental deletion see businesses lose large amounts of data each year. Most of these losses could have been avoided with a solid backups that let you recover files fast when you need them, protecting your business against irrecoverable loss.
How can i protect my business against ransomware?
Updating your systems, tightening access and permission controls, and deploying real-time monitoring tools are all critical steps in protecting your IT infrastructure from common security threats.
Only backups, on the other hand, help keep downtime to a minimum in the event that prevention fails by allowing you to quickly restore important data after an attack.
What is the best backup strategy?
A well-planned backup strategy enables data recovery when and where it is required. If you’re just getting started or want to rethink your system, stick to the 3-2-1 backup rule:
How to choose a backup solution that fits my needs?
- Identify your backup sources
Examine your IT infrastructure to determine where your company’s data is stored (e.g., cloud applications, physical servers, VMs, PCs). Only then can you determine which devices to include in your backup strategy.
- Set a Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) for each device or service
Determine how quickly various types of data must be recovered, as well as how many hours or days of data your company can afford to lose before suffering significant damage.
- Determine your retention requirement
Check how many backup versions you must keep, and how far back you must go, according to your company’s data retention policy and other requirements.
- Calculate the amount of data needs backup
Consider not only the current volume of your data, but also the expected growth over the next 3 to 5 years.
- Determine your backup budget
After you’ve determined your backup requirements, it’s time to consider your budget. For the best ROI, choose a solution with cross-platform backup capabilities and high deduplication rates.