Every business owner should understand the importance of backing up company data. No matter how reliable and stable a computer system appears to be, there is always the possibility of a malfunction erasing valuable data. To avoid loss of data, G2IT recommends the implementation of onsite & offsite storage (backup) and disaster recovery systems.
Onsite backup systems usually involve storing important data on a periodic basis on local storage devices, such as external hard drives, network attached storage devices or storage area networks.
Onsite storage has some advantages, including:
Offsite storage requires storing data on a server at a different physical location. This can be achieved using the Internet and cloud services.
G2IT offers clients the use of its own data centre, with all data encrypted using Military grade encryption standards.
Offsite storage has some advantages over onsite storage, including:
Onsite storage has one distinct disadvantage over offsite storage: in the event of a catastrophic event, such as fire, flood, vandalism or theft, onsite data storage can be destroyed or lost.
Some business owners want to monitor and keep track of their data on site only with their backup systems. Others will choose both, onsite and offsite servers to backup data.
When it comes to the decision of offsite and onsite backup options, G2IT will recommend a combination of both. By having both onsite and offsite backup systems in place, issues on either side can be remedied through recovery from the disaster recovery site.