Data backups are an essential element of any IT function. The impact on your business if you were to lose all, or even just some, of your data is almost unthinkable. 60% of businesses do not survive beyond six months when it does happen, and those who do endure have a phenomenal cost to shoulder attempting to recreate the missing data.
Replacing just 20MB of lost accounting data is estimated to take 21 days and £12,000. Thanks to advances in technology, computers hold somewhere in the region of 500 times more than they did ten years ago, making 20MB a drop in the ocean.
Remote backups involve the encryption and transfer of all your valuable data over the internet to a safe location within our data centre.
The frequency at which data is backed up is set to reflect the needs of the business. The majority of businesses opt to back up their data once a day at the close of business. Alternatively, real time data replication is selected by organisations for whom the loss of even one day's data would be too costly.
The reliability, security and easy automation of online backups has led to them becoming the ideal means of safeguarding data and the optimum replacement for companies still reliant on tape backups.
Organisations are relieved of the complication of changing tapes, duplicating them, taking them off site to a secure place, restricting access of confidential information and testing them. However, the high failure rate of recovering data from tape backups - found to be in the region of 45% by the third of companies who do actually test their backups - provides the most compelling motivation for change.
"Assigning the backup of our crucial and highly sensitive data to Bluecube has lifted the burden of responsibility for tapes and data backups from our shoulders and replaced it with a secure and fully automated process, which we know we can depend on."
NHS Enfield P.C.T.