Why You Should Always Back Up Your Data

Businesses no longer operate on a nine-to-five basis. The Internet has sparked a demand for 24/7 accessibility. Client interaction and client support happen more instantaneously than ever before. This powerful continuity strategy requires an equally powerful backup plan. Is your tech up to the task?

Where Do You Stand?

Shockingly, less than 10% of users perform daily data backups. Despite the devastating outcome of data loss, an easy preventative backup routine is not something that people are bothering to fit into their schedules. Without a proper backup, workloads are continually at risk of being permanently lost. Data loss can occur in a number of ways. A device can be lost or stolen. It can be dropped or damaged. It can be overtaken by a virus. In seconds, tons of valuable data is obliterated. All that is left is a business clambering to repair their relationships with clients and vendors, while spending large amounts of money and time trying to get things up and running. A small error can create a calamity that some businesses can never fully recover from. You must ask yourself: if your company were caught in a similar scenario, would it be able to recuperate?

Maintain Business Activities

It is possible to keep things running smoothly even when trouble arises. Having a redundant network in place can provide firms with the ability to keep the lights on. A backup or fail-safe can replicate significant elements that create functionality. These tools work by forming a condition within a database in which one fragment of data is stored in two unique locations. This means that unplanned outages are no longer feared. If things go wrong, network operations are moved to a fully redundant infrastructure until they start going right.

Benefits To Your Business

‘Redundancy’ can also be referred to as ‘high availability’ because of the strong availability of resources it provides businesses. Having resources readily available enriches your adeptness to conduct regular operations during unforeseen failures. Telecom Metric utilizes a high availability strategy to achieve a 99.99% uptime service level agreement. This number may seem staggering, but it is a standard requirement for many cloud-reliant enterprises. If your current network architecture is not in this range, it is important that you seek to elevate it. The only downtime you should be experiencing is for scheduled maintenance during hours of low impact (holidays, overnight etc.).
Back Up Data
The best way to start building an effective redundancy plan is to perform a proper analysis. From there, you can explore the solution that pairs well with your business. Solutions such as Telecom Metric’s Software and Architecture offer geographically dispersed and redundant infrastructure environments across Canada, along with automatic backups & built-in failover. A solution like this ensures that the primary PBX server is synchronously replicated at all times with another server that resides in a geo-redundant data center. Should the primary server fail for any reason, this second server immediately springs into action and takes over. The ‘bounce back’ time between servers is only 5 minutes. All data is saved through a daily backup process. It is stored on a secure FTP server in a third data center, known as a DC3. Data loss can be unexpected and alarming. A slight error can erase hours, days and years worth of work in just seconds. No business wants to deal with a shortfall like this. No business owner can truly afford such an unjustified cost. Backups are easy, effortless practices that continually protect your priceless information. Don’t pay the extensive price when something goes wrong! A small investment in safety can save you thousands in unforeseen failure recovery. Combine regular backups with data recovery software for complete, undisputed security.

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