Does my business need an offsite backup?
Like many other businesses and organisations these days, you may be keeping your critical data stored locally, such as on an in-house server or even on employee workstations. Other businesses choose to store their information in software, whilst others don’t bother to back up their data at all. These days, with the digital assets and IT infrastructure of a business so central to its operations, ensuring your data and information is safe and secure should be a top priority. As a result, it is absolutely crucial that your business is regularly implementing an offsite backup.
What is an offsite backup?
An offsite backup is the process of remotely backing up your operating system as well as other important data. As the name would suggest, this backup is completed offsite away from your centralised office, usually occurring within a purpose-built environment that combines specialist physical and digital IT infrastructure. For example, in the South West of England, many businesses and organisations perform their regular offsite backups at the Plymouth Science Park Data Centre, an environment built specifically to house advanced IT systems, servers and networks.
Why is an offsite backup important?
Offsite backups are a cloud-centric, digital solution – which may be why so many businesses and organisations feel overwhelmed at the thought of securing their data away from their centralised office. The reality is, offsite backups are incredibly important and shouldn’t be overlooked.
Ensuring your business is regularly securing your data offsite means minimal disruption in the event of an unexpected crash or other disruption. It also ensures the full recovery of any data. In a nutshell, offsite backups keep your data secure, safe and readily available.
What do I need to complete a regular offsite backup?
If you hope to implement regular offsite backups, your business will require the appropriate IT infrastructure and digital assets as well as the assistance of a professional IT support company. An IT support company will evaluate your current system and create a bespoke plan based on your system that fosters growth and ensures continuity in your daily operations.
A professional IT management company will be able to implement and manage your offsite backups, as well as install the required internet connection for your offsite backup known as a leased line, which is a reliable and symmetrical internet connection leased specifically to your business.
Securing your data at Acronyms IT Support
If you want to nurture growth and cement continuity in your day-to-day operations, regular offsite backups should be a top priority for your business. Offsite backups are an important aspect of proactive IT support, as they ensure that your data is not only safe and secure but also accessible in the event of an outage.
Since 2003, Acronyms IT Support has been assisting businesses and organisations. Our expert team of engineers, technicians and consultants has a wealth of industry experience and can provide a variety of services and solutions tailored to the needs of you and your organisation.
If you have any questions about offsite backups or any of the other services we offer, then please contact the team today.