Data continues to grow and expand rapidly—in fact, every person generates 1.7 megabytes of data per second and by 2025 it’s expected that 463 exabytes of data will be generated every day. Over 97.2% of organizations are currently investing in big data and AI, further expanding their digital footprints at exponential rates.
As data storage increases at unprecedented rates, businesses must exercise caution to protect digital assets against unwarranted cyber attacks, data breaches, or other disasters. Organizations must do everything in their power to protect digital assets and proprietary customer data.
Cybercriminals often take advantage of large databases due to security vulnerabilities and insufficient data backup systems. Internal IT teams are often too inundated with daily tasks and updates to properly manage data backups.
Companies should focus on using business continuity plans to keep operations running at all costs. Creating effective data backup and recovery strategies should be an integral part of maintaining business operations in times of disasters.
Making Data Backups a Priority
Let’s look at the analogy of data storage to a garage. People that own more consumer items and household goods require larger garage spaces. The problem is that many garages are unorganized and lack sufficient structure. Homeowners often spend countless hours rummaging through boxes and containers to simply find what they’re searching for.
Many people wouldn’t even be aware if items in the garage were stolen or missing until it was too late. Other garages may be faced with rat infestations or massive amounts of cockroaches, causing unforeseen damage to the naked eye.
Many people view garages passively until potential disaster strikes. A rodent infestation or massive flood can instantly destroy photos, vehicles, sports gear, and other priceless objects. Oftentimes damage isn’t fully realized until it’s too late. The same is true when it comes to managing data recovery strategies. Businesses should create data recovery strategy plans to minimize potential losses and the threat of disaster.
Using Data Recovery after Attacks
Consider a second person that owns a different type of garage. It contains similar items but is equipped with fireproof technology, water detection technology, meticulous organization, easily accessible boxes, and adequately secured containers. Using the same analogy as the first garage, the second garage is better protected against potential threats and attacks.
Using a properly managed data protection strategy is critical for maintaining business operations. Data shouldn’t be maintained from a single location; using data backup and recovery strategies across the hybrid cloud allows for increased confidence in potential times of crisis. Data backup strategies are built and designed to protect digital infrastructures through strategic planning, implementation and testing.
Here’s five must-haves for data backup strategies:
- Determine an acceptable recovery time frame necessary for regaining full operational functionality
- Employ best in class software, hardware, and storage options for your business circumstances
- Use hybrid cloud-based solutions to minimize single location dependency
- Identify processes and procedures for data storage, analysis, and determine what is important to keep
- Perform regular data backup and recovery tests/verifications
As data volumes explode, organizations should focus on creating strategies that will help protect that data as they modernize their IT infrastructures. More companies are continuing to move to the hybrid cloud to create complete data backup and recovery strategies. If your organization is struggling to adopt a comprehensive data backup and recovery plan—look no further than TBC.
Using TBC to Design your Data Backup and Recovery Strategy
TBConsulting offers managed service provider solutions with specializations in IT systems, software, data storage options, security monitoring, and more. We provide fully managed solutions for companies looking to optimize data backup systems in a succinct, organized manner that meets your company’s specific regulatory and compliance requirements.
TBC can help design data backup and recovery strategies across the hybrid cloud to improve confidence in times of crisis. As digital transformation continues to dominate the consumer marketplace, moving to the hybrid cloud can provide an array of complete data backup and recovery strategies.
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