What is an Offsite Backup?
IT infrastructure and digital assets are central to any business operations. Of all the services and solutions you may be implementing in your day-to-day operations, data and information are perhaps one of the most important and valuable assets of both small and large businesses alike. As a result, ensuring your business is regularly implementing an offsite backup is crucial in ensuring any unexpected downtime does not result in a loss of data. Safeguarding and protecting your data should be of paramount importance.
So, with that in mind, what is an offsite backup, and perhaps most pertinent, how can businesses regularly back up their data and information?
What is an offsite backup?
As the name would suggest, an offsite backup is a backup of a business’ operational systems as well as the important data and information stored within physical, digital and IT infrastructure, which is located away from a centralised office or workspace.
Many businesses will choose to store their data and information in the cloud at a site specifically set up for offsite backups. For example, many businesses and organisations in the South West choose to back up their information at the Plymouth Science Park Data Centre, a purpose-built environment specifically designed to house IT systems, servers and networks.
Why is an offsite backup important?
Businesses of all sizes are reliant upon their IT and data. Without it, many simply couldn’t operate. Unfortunately, problems can occur, making it necessary to have a backup in case the worst happens. Worryingly, some businesses don’t bother to back up their information at all!
Ensuring your business’ digital assets are backed up offsite in the cloud may seem like an unnecessary hassle. However, in reality, an offsite backup ensures minimal disruption to your day-to-day operations in the event of an incident. It should also ensure the full recovery of any important data or information. Essentially, an offsite backup ensures your precious data is safe, secure and readily available in the event of unexpected downtime.
How can my business implement offsite backups?
In order to implement regular offsite backups, your business will require the necessary IT infrastructure and assets to support the service. This is likely to include the implementation of a leased line, a stable and symmetrical internet connection leased exclusively to a business for the purpose of maximising bandwidth.
If you’re considering backing up your data and information offsite, you will require the assistance of a professional IT support company. An IT support company will be able to assess your current infrastructure and digital assets and implement a plan based on your existing system that nurtures growth and cements continuity in your day-to-day operations.
Backing up your data with Acronyms IT Support
If your business is hoping to nurture growth and cement continuity in your day-to-day operations, you need a regular offsite backup. A regular offsite backup is a part of proactive IT support and ensures your data is not only protected but can be easily accessed during any unexpected downtime.
Acronyms IT Support has been assisting businesses and organisations across the South West since 2003. Our talented team of engineers, technicians and consultants boast a wealth of combined industry expertise and experience and can deliver a range of different services and solutions tailored to the needs of you and your business.
If you have any questions about offsite backups and the services we offer, then please contact the team today.