By: Ryan Rosenkaimer
Your data is valuable. Make sure it’s in good hands.
In today’s digital age, data is a critical asset for virtually every business. From financial information and customer records to confidential documents and emails, losing access to important data can have serious consequences, including loss of revenue, reputational harm, and even running afoul of regulatory frameworks that can levy big fines and other penalties.
That’s why it’s so important to choose a technology partner with proven data storage and recovery solutions. One of the primary responsibilities of a technology support provider is to ensure that your data is backed up regularly and can be recovered in the event of a disaster, such as a system failure, cyber attack, or natural disaster. Every organization needs a robust and reliable backup and recovery solution that can quickly restore their data in the event of a loss.
Protect Your Data Without Siloing It
Security is also a major component in data protection, and hence it’s vital to take every necessary step to secure all data, including by encrypting sensitive information, implementing firewalls, and performing regular security audits. But, security must always be balanced against the needs for accessibility.
Even the most valuable data is useless until the right system or person gets access to it. That’s why data protection and recovery solutions have to be able to make data available anywhere, at any time, using any device — completely securely. Doing so helps employees work more efficiently and effectively and supports the rise of modern, distributed workforces.
Choose a Storage and Recovery Solution That is Designed to Grow With You
As an organization grows and evolves, so do its data storage needs. An effective partner can help provide scalable data storage solutions that can grow and change with their business, ensuring that they always have the storage capacity they need to keep your data safe and accessible. Plus, working with a data storage and recovery service provider can actually help save money in the long run. By outsourcing data storage and recovery needs, businesses can avoid the high costs of maintaining and upgrading in-house systems, as well as the expenses associated with hiring and training IT personnel.
There’s No Good Time for a Data Outage
Data-empowered organizations need total access, control, and protection for their most important data assets every day of the year and around the clock. That’s because data is the lifeblood of business in the digital economy. 40-60% of small businesses that lose access to operational systems and data without a recovery plan in place go under within six months after suffering a digital outage. Smart and diligent storage and recovery planning and oversight virtually eliminates the risk of lost data or downtime.
Leverage Leading Backup Tools
With support from a capable IT partner with access to leading data storage and recovery platforms, managing and securing far-reaching datasets is within reach for everyone from massive and highly sophisticated enterprises to local and regional small and medium-sized businesses (SMB).
For example, Razor strongly recommends Veeam Backup because it comprehensively protects data from accidental deletion, security threats, and retention policy gaps. Veeam also helps add redundancy to your storage and recovery solution with offsite duplicates, and it offers built-in integrations with leading cloud storage platforms (including Amazon S3 Glacier, Glacier Deep Archive, and Azure Archive).
Expect the Unexpected
It only takes one data disaster to dangerously disrupt your business. Make certain you have a plan in place to prevent the worst from happening — and an experienced team capable of effectively implementing and managing your storage and recovery operations.
The Benefits of a Holistic Data Protection and Recovery Plan:
- Prevent accidental file deletions
- Enforce data retention policies
- Limit internal threats
- Simplify regulatory compliance
- Seamlessly manage hybrid deployments and migrations
- Protect against external cyber risks
- Centralize and automate common tasks like restoring emails
Rightsize Your Data Protection and Recovery Plan
Business data is crucial for decision making, identifying opportunities, improving processes, and staying competitive, and data protection and recovery solutions play a vital role in ensuring the safety and availability of this critical information, helping minimize downtime and prevent data loss, and protecting business continuity.
However, while an effective disaster recovery plan will guarantee that all important data is securely backed up in a manner that prevents against intrusions and mitigates the risk of data corruption, a one-size-fits-all approach is rarely optimal and can end up with organizations wasting resources on features and options they don’t need. Or worse, with gaps in their recovery that won’t be exposed or become an issue until it’s too late and sensitive data is lost.
That’s why it’s so important for organizations to customize their storage and recovery plan so that it’s optimized for their exact usage and flexible enough to adapt as their organization changes. Look for a partner that can offer smart and scalable automation with simple file recovery, industry-leading data security with multi-factor authentication (MFA), and affordable and reliable recovery thanks to secondary copies in low-cost object storage.
And make sure your disaster plan is up to date, effective, and built to address the needs of today’s businesses, such as robust security and access controls for hybrid and remote workers.
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