Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria have already caused billions of dollars in damages, but hurricane season is far from over. Experts are predicting that there will be 4 more major tropical storms through October, and if they present risks to your business, it’s time to establish a watertight disaster recovery (DR) plan. Here are a few things you need to consider.
Cloud-based data protection helps dental practice keeps doors open while recovering from a database disruption.
Not everyone has fully recovered from the WannaCry ransomware attacks which struck businesses and organizations in May. Now, malware named Nyetya is will be right up there as one of the worst cyberattacks in history. Like WannaCry, its attackers took advantage of unpatched Microsoft susceptibilities and demanded a $300 ransom in Bitcoins. But there are key differences between the two that are worth taking a look.
Businesses rely on an effective business continuity plan to carry them through the array of disasters. Good continuity plans secure your critical data and keep your company up and running through interruptions of any kind. But having your in-house IT department manage data backup could spell disaster for your business – there’s a good chance that the data backup process could be misconfigured or insufficient. That’s where the cloud comes in. You can outsource backup to a cloud hosting provider to simplify data backup. Here are some reasons to consider backup as a service vs. doing it in house.
Backing up to an internal drive or an external hard drive won’t completely secure data. If someone steals your computer, you lose the hard drive and the backup. Natural disasters or man-made errors will also likely destroy your backups. Your company could face expensive downtime if your backups are lost or damaged. With cloud-hosted backup, however, things are different. The entire purpose of a cloud backup is to make sure your data is available when you need it. Top cloud service providers will offer redundancy, which means they will make a backup of your backups. This increases uptime and ensures optimum levels of data availability.
Thinking about Cloud Services, but not sure where to start? You may want to consider cloud backup. Backing up data in the cloud has many benefits such as: