At induIT we know the value of a company’s data so we offer all of our customers the option of offsite backup solutions which may include whole system backups as well as file and data storage for disaster recover purposes.
We also offer a full DR (disaster recovery) package where we audit and look at all of the integrated systems of your business and produce a disaster recovery plan for your systems and data. This may include external storage by utilizing the latest technology on site or remote cloud storage.
Every business understands the importance of backing up important company data. No matter how efficient a computer system appears to be, there is always the possibility of a malfunction wiping out valuable data. For this reason, many companies have set up backup systems, designed to recover lost data. There are both on site and off site backup options, and both have certain advantages and disadvantages.
On site storage usually entails storing important data on a periodic basis on local storage devices, such as hard drives, DVD’s, magnetic tapes, or CD’s or NAS. Offsite storage requires storing important data on a remote server, usually via the Internet, although it can also be done via direct access.
We at induIT tailor make the most effective system for your business and we always try to minimize the risks of data loss for all our customers.
On site storage has some advantages over offsite storage, including:
- Immediate access to data
- Less expensive
- Internet access not needed
However, on site storage has one distinct disadvantage over offsite storage. In the event of a catastrophic event, on site data storage can be destroyed. For example, if there is a fire in the building, or a water main bursts, the onsite servers can lose all the data that has been collected on them. In addition, on site storage units can also be stolen, resulting in a loss of time, money, and data.
Offsite storage has some advantages over on site storage, including:
- Access to data from any location, via Internet or FTP
- Data will be preserved in the event of an event taking place within the business
- backup data can be shared with a number of different remote locations