It’s not that you don’t know that backing up data is important. Everyone from your dad to your most nerdy friend has been telling you to back-up your data. But, with so many different options for data backup, sometimes we get overwhelmed by choices that we simply give up, or push it aside. So, to make it a little easier, here are the three best data backup solutions available.
Data backup solutions
There are basically two types of data backup solutions.
- Cloud backup solutions
- Hard drive backup solutions
Choosing which backup solution is right for your business or your level of paranoia depends on how you wish to use your data.
Cloud backup solutions
If you need to have your data synced across platforms and devices and have easy access to the most up to date data, you need a cloud-based backup solution. Cloud service is one of the most effective backup solutions that also ensures a high-level of security. When you use the cloud, you are only using a portion of the cloud and can scale up and down to meet the demands of your business. Since the cloud can be a shared space while ensuring complete privacy, you will only be paying for the storage you need for your backup data, and not the entire cloud.
Hard drive backup solutions
Having your data backed up onto a hard drive will give you peace of mind that you have a backup copy of your data. However, storing your data on a hard drive won’t be readily available in case you need them. On the other hand, if you want to have access to all of your data despite not having internet, then hard drive solutions are great.
Virtual backup structure
For high priority workstations and all servers, we offer a virtual backup service or an image-based backup service. To put it in everyday language, it’s like a selfie for your system (#nofilter.) In the event of a catastrophic hardware failure (never say never!) having a “system selfie” will allow you to restore your system on other hardware with almost seamless downtime.
How much downtime can you afford?
The best solutions is a three-factor backup solution. You can never be too careful, and protecting your data is protecting your business. Security breaches and data losses can have detrimental effects on your business. For the ultimate data backup solutions, get both cloud backup and an external hard drive backup. Although the virtual backup service is more costly it is not as costly as downtime and loss of data.
OnePointSync offers complete IT solutions for small and midsized businesses in Denver. We’ll help you find the best solutions for making your business more efficient and secure.