Data backup is the strategic process used to copy and restore data efficiently. It is used to ensure your organization's data is readily available on a daily and operational basis. As businesses continue to develop and expand, fast, reliable backup and recovery solutions will become even more critical—however harder to achieve with traditional backup methods. The explosion of big data and the wide adoption of cloud technology and virtualization across all industries have forced backup data solutions to advance in order to keep pace.
Whether it's a catastrophic disaster, such as an earthquake, fire, flood, the common virus, a hard-drive crash, a stolen laptop, or coffee spills, your business inevitably will face data loss threats. A reliable and effective data backup plan can give you and your organization peace of mind about lost data, financial losses, ruined reputations and decreases productivity.
Disk failures are an unfortunate reality. You can initiate Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) protection for your sensitive data to avoid data loss. RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways called "RAID levels", depending on the level of redundancy and performance required.
DATA BACKUP PROTOCOL ESSENTIALS
- Delegate well-defined roles and responsibilities to ensure accountability
- Train back-up operators
- Establish offsite and onsite storage locations
- Create detailed documentation for orderly and efficient data backup and restoration.
- Test restoration of backup data regularly
- Disaster recovery and contingency planning
Ciphertex data backup solutions minimize management costs while offering outstanding data storage, security and management capabilities. Ciphertex offers smart, comprehensive solutions and personalized support for your data backup needs. Server backup solutions include encrypted remote replication, Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR), and cloud-based storage backup.
Windows and Mac users can use Time Machine to back up client computers to the NAS. Ciphertex network-attached storage systems support third party backup software and cloud backup such as Amazon S3. Connect external storage devices to a Ciphertex NAS to back up data in the NAS shared folders to external devices. Or back up large-scale stationary database and clustered servers with a portable and secure NAS system over your existing network environment.