Types of Backup Solutions

Not all backup methods are the same, nor do they offer the same levels of data protection and restoration. 

As a rule of thumb, you should never rely solely on one type of backup solution – keep reading and you will see why! Multiple backup solutions will ensure your files are always available when needed – providing a multi-layer safety net for your business. A combination of data backup and disaster recovery solutions working together to ensure uptime, diminish data loss, and maximize productivity will keep your business safe when trouble strikes.  

If you are considering backup solutions for your business, congratulations on recognizing how essential this is for your organization. Here is an overview of the different types, what they offer, and situations when they can (and cannot) help you effectively recover your data. 

Onsite Backup Solutions

Onsite Backup Solutions

One of the simplest ways to create a backup of your business data is to store copies of important files onsite using a backup appliance. In the event of a virus infection or missing file, deleted file, file corruption or encryption, disk corruption, or hardware failure, onsite backup solutions can provide your business with quick access to full recovery.

But is an onsite backup solution on its own enough? 

Theft: What if a theft occurred in your business and your onsite backup solution was damaged or stolen?
Device Failure: What if the device(s) storing your important data fails through natural abrasion, or is compromised in the event of a disgruntled employee?
Disaster. What if you were struck by a physical or natural disaster, such as a fire, flood, or tornado?
Ransomware. If you are hit with a ransomware attack and your onsite device is a simple sync with your server, your backups may be held ransom as well.

Any of these circumstances can wipe out all of the data stored onsite in your business, making recovery virtually impossible. Consequently, an onsite backup solution should never be the only backup your business relies on.
Offsite Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions

Offsite Backup Solutions

For an added level of protection for your business, keep your data offsite. If any of the above scenarios were to occur, an offsite backup solution is ideal to ensure you will be able to recover your valuable business data. Some compare this service to an insurance policy, as it provides a level of confidence that should a disaster occur, you are covered.

Online or Cloud Backup Solutions

Online or Cloud Backup Solutions

Nowadays, many businesses are migrating to the cloud – and backup solutions are no exception to this movement. With an online or cloud-based backup solution, your data is stored in remote online servers. One of the benefits of storing your data online is that it can be accessed anytime and anywhere there is an internet connection, providing easy access in the event of a recovery situation. In a way, they provide peace of mind since you don’t have to worry about your files getting lost or becoming inaccessible, as presented with onsite or offsite backup solutions.
Hyper-V Backup Solutions

Hyper-V Backup Solutions

If your business has a virtual server(s), Virtual Machines (VMs) need a reliable backup solution too. Virtual Hyper-V environments can be very complex, and it can be just as complex to set up a solid backup strategy.

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