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Here at Datcom, we help many of our clients ensure their business data is backed up. Let’s look into why it’s worth considering if your business needs to evaluate its backup requirements.As technology has evolved over recent years, the value of data to business has surged. With an increasing reliance on technology in businesses, the need for resilient systems is greater than ever before.Business data faces as many threats as it always has, especially in a world where ransomware is prevalent, as well as the more conventional threats like fire and flood, data corruption and simple user error, such as accidentally deleting data.This is where the role of a robust backup solution is required – a piece of software in the cloud or on-premises that performs automated backups of your business data and stores it safely, in case it’s needed in the future. The rule of thumb when it comes to protecting data is the 3-2-1 rule: -
- 3 copies of your data (one in production and two backups.)
- 2 different platforms, for example, disc-based storage on-site and tapes or copies in the cloud.
- 1 offsite copy, keeping a backup offsite all the time.
- On-premises physical and virtualised servers, whether that’s two virtual machines or two hundred (or anywhere in-between!)
- Microsoft (Office) 365 data. Ever increasing data is held in the cloud, from Sharepoint Online to Teams, Onedrive and Exchange, it’s all there, but the responsibility to back it up still lies with the data owners (you, not Microsoft.)
- Laptops and workstations. Whether in the office or used by employees in remote locations, data not backed up is vulnerable too.