Loss or corruption of data could result in significant business disruption and loss of revenues
Businesses generate large amounts of data and data files are changing throughout the workday. Data can be lost, corrupted, compromised or stolen through hardware failure, human error, hacking and malware. Data backup and recovery should be an integral part of the business continuity plan and information technology disaster recovery plan.
Servnet can assist business’s develop a data backup strategy, which begins with identifying what data to backup, selecting and implementing hardware and software backup procedures, scheduling and conducting backups and periodically validating that data has been accurately backed up.
A comprehensive disaster recovery plan can get your whole environment up and running within minutes
For clients wishing to own and manage and own their disaster recovery infrastructure, we assist by planning, developing and adopting an off-site IT disaster recovery position using both physical and virtualised environments.
Through our extensive knowledge and experience, we help customers create a DR service that provides continuous data protection of critical applications, application data and infrastructure with a 15-minute service level recovery point objective.
Types of Backup solutions
There are multiple types of backup solutions and tools available on the market that deliver different Recovery Point Objective (RPOs), Recovery Time Objective (RTOs), and handle different scopes.
- Hardware Appliances
- Software Solutions
- Cloud Services
- Hybrid Data Backup Solutions
- Data Backup to Local or USB Disks
- Data Backup to Network Shares and NAS
- Data Backup to Tapes
- Data Backup to Cloud Storage
Why Backup and Recovery is important
The purpose of the backup is to create a copy of data that can be recovered in the event of a primary data failure. Primary data failures can be the result of hardware or software failure, data corruption, or a human-caused event, such as a malicious attack (virus or malware), or accidental deletion of data. Backup copies allow data to be restored from an earlier point in time to help the business recover from an unplanned event.
Storing the copy of the data on separate medium is critical to protect against primary data loss or corruption. This additional medium can be as simple as an external drive or USB stick, or something more substantial, such as a disk storage system, cloud storage container, or tape drive. The alternate medium can be in the same location as the primary data or at a remote location. The possibility of weather-related events may justify having copies of data at remote locations.
For best results, backup copies are made on a consistent, regular basis to minimize the amount data lost between backups. The more time passes between backup copies, the more potential for data loss when recovering from a backup. Retaining multiple copies of data provides the insurance and flexibility to restore to a point in time not affected by data corruption or malicious attacks.