Data. It sounds boring, but it’s vital for both people and their businesses. As more and more data is needed, finding places to put it can become overwhelming. Of further concern are government regulations that require certain types of businesses to maintain years’ worth of records. Many people and business have no backups of their data. Of those that do, many are underprepared.
RAID & DAta Backups
One common method of backup is through RAID hard drive arrays, which compensate for failures of individual drives within the array. Other have removable media, such as tape drives or storage appliances. In case of a disaster, such as a fire or flood, those records would still be lost, making those forms of backups incomplete. Even with a well maintained backup schedule and off site storage, there is still the problem of what to save. Saving lots of duplicate or extraneous data can become costly over time. Once it has been determined what and how often to back up, security considerations come in to play. It’s important to ensure that only the right people can access your data. This means that the physical security needs to meet federal and state requirements. The data can also be encrypted so that even if someone were to gain access to it, they would not be able to read it. If the worst happens and the data is lost, we can also help you through the process of retrieving your backups and copying them to where you need them. For these reasons, data security and preservation is vital to protecting both you and your customers.