Off Site or Remote Backups
Data Backup and Recovery
Losing your files is easy to do.
Prepare for the inevitable ahead of time.
Whether it’s an accidental deletion, hard drive failure or a disaster, the end result is you want your data back. Even if you’re among the very few who diligently perform local backups, you could still lose data if you don’t store backups offsite.
Simply having local backups will not be enough to keep your business critical data safe in a real disaster scenario when internet is down, power it out or local servers are destroyed. Offsite backup is a must-have for any complete business continuity plan.
Online Cloud backup services scan your hard drive for files worthy of backing up, encrypt them for security, and send them up to the cloud, but you need internet access and power – two things that might be missing in a disaster. If you are only backing up to an external hard drive or an onsite local server, you’re missing an important part of your backup strategy. That system is vulnerable to human error, dysfunction and disaster. An offsite backup is a copy of key files and folders kept in a separate physical location from your primary storage device. You need your files stored in at least two separate physical locations.
Advantages of Offsite Storage
- You can access to data from anywhere via Internet or FTP.
- Data will be preserved even if the physical business is destroyed.
- Backup data can be shared with other remote locations.
We offer off simplified offsite storage solutions for remote backups.
- We provide access to private or shared direct-to-cloud servers based in Texas that require no hardware to purchase or upgrade.
- We check your offsite files regularly to make sure that the backups are completed consistently.
- If the offsite backup uses any type of physical media–data tape cartridges, hard drives or other devices–we closely inspect the media every 3-4 months to protect against oxide loss and other potential dangers that could lead to tape data corruption.
- Your data is stored in a consistent environment with a controlled temperature and relative humidity.
A good offsite backup is automatic, consistent and reliable. We offer it all.
- We offer a Texas-based location that is physically and technologically secure. Access is guarded under lock and key, with a security guard verifying and controlling access to trusted technicians.
- Our servers are just outside the Houston area which puts enough distance between our clients and their data, but close enough to access within a few hours.
- We offer verifiable and accessible systems with periodic testing of backup restores to ensure that the system works and your backup data can be reached quickly to recover when something happens to your main backup location.
Having both an onsite and an off-site backup solution in place will help ensure the survivability of your data when the unthinkable happens.