Data is the new gold of the XNUMXst century. Every year their protection becomes more and more important for modern businesses. And today I want to tell you about backup and data recovery systems. This is your insurance against the loss of valuable information, financial losses and reputational risks.
Why is this important?
- Financial losses: Failure of systems can lead to significant financial losses due to downtime of business processes.
- Reputational risks: Losing customer data or trade secrets can seriously damage your company's reputation.
- Legal and regulatory requirements: Many countries have laws requiring companies to store and protect certain data.
Consider a ransomware attack - viruses that encrypt user data and demand a ransom for their return. According to research, a ransomware attack occurs every 11 seconds in the world. Imagine that all your corporate data is encrypted, and hackers demand a huge amount of money to unlock it (often the ransom is more than the cost of the business).
And this is where backup and data recovery systems come to the rescue. If you have an up-to-date backup, you can restore all your data, bypassing the attackers' demands.
What systems are worth considering?
1.Local Backup: These are simple backups on external media or servers in your office. Example: Acronis True Image, Cyber Backup or Veeam Backup.
Advantages: fast recovery, full control over data.
Disadvantages: Loss or damage to the media means data loss, no protection from major natural disasters.
2. Cloud Backup: Here the data is stored in the cloud by third parties. Example: Backblaze, Carbonite, Yandex, VK Group, Google.
Advantages: access to data from anywhere in the world, protection from physical threats.
Disadvantages: Requires a constant Internet connection, possible privacy issues.
3. Hybrid Backup: Combination of local and cloud backup.
Advantages: combines the benefits of both systems, fast recovery and remote storage.
Disadvantages: the cost may be higher due to the need to use both methods.
Backup and data recovery systems is not just a technical necessity, it is an investment in the security and stability of your business. Choose a system based on the specifics of your company, data volume and budget, but do not forget about the importance of regularly creating backups and checking that they are up to date.