Traditional Backup vs. Intelligent Business Continuity

by | Dec 31, 2015 | IT Services

For those who use technology, backing up your data has become second nature. On a personal level, social sharing is taking over – live streaming, selfies, and social media updates are forcing data storage to become a top concern. Data storage is a constant concern for companies as well. Businesses of all sizes are asking themselves, “What’s my data worth and can I afford to lose it?”

Many companies have found themselves in situations that they never thought possible – from facility fires and natural disasters to simple liquid spills. If people stressed about all of the possible ways they could lose their data, it would be non-stop. That’s why more and more companies are taking the pressure off of themselves and implementing a data backup system.

In simple terms, data backups are copies of a file that are created in case the original is no longer accessible due to loss or damage. Today, companies customarily use one of two data backup methods: traditional backup and Intelligent Business Continuity (IBC).

Traditional backup methods often consist of external hard drives or tapes stored off-site. Too often, companies who have been fortunate enough to not have data loss issues will default to the traditional backup method because of lower costs and perceived ease of use. But, beware – the traditional back-up method comes with flaws. Long disaster recovery times, insufficient backup verification, and data prioritization are making traditional backups less and less relevant. On top of that, studies show that 58% of downtime with a traditional backup is due to human error and heavy manual administration which are 100% preventable.

Since traditional backups have become antiquated, Intelligent Business Continuity is preferred. This back-up method employs a set of guidelines to ensure your data is backed up securely and easily recovered so your business can continue with minimal interruption. When your company experiences a disaster, downtime can be reduced to hours, minutes or even seconds as opposed to the weeks it takes with traditional backups. Additional benefits that are appealing to businesses are the fully automated backup processes, critical data prioritization, and successful backup verification notifications.

Traditional Backup vs. Intelligent Business Continuity

Revolution Group, a leading provider of technology services, has taken Intelligent Business Continuity to the next level. RevON Backup+ is a complete solution that is designed to reduce any server down time with the use of a specialized backup and virtual server applications. This functionality allows near real time backup as frequent as every 15 minutes, giving business owners peace of mind that their data is securely stored and easily recoverable.

If you are interested in making the switch to ensure your data is safe, contact us at 614-212-1111.

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