Everyone agrees that data is a critical asset and its growth is exponential.
Just imagine an unfortunate situation where your system crashes and you no longer have access to your business-critical data. Cause for it can be one of many – malware attacks, accidental file deletion or even natural disasters! But the consequence is the same: halted business operations leading to reputation & revenue loss.
Despite the occurrences of the above-mentioned scenarios, your critical data needs to be available to achieve business continuity. You can protect your data by various means but Backup & Disaster Recovery plays a crucial role in data protection – a necessary factor. Hence, businesses are always on the lookout for modern backup solutions for their modernized IT.
Previously, backing up critical data involved using Tapes. One of the key advantages of tapes is cost. You can store a large amount of data with less expenditure.
After tapes, the most common storage media to store backups are Disks.
Disks are significantly efficient than tapes because of its faster access speed, fewer moving parts, and the inclusion of additional features like deduplication to use storage efficiently.
The trend of storing backups on disks has been changing since more and more people are choosing cloud storage.
Cloud storage offers advanced security for your data, provides you the flexibility to access your data from anywhere at any time and you can scale the storage as and when required.
Over time, the overall backup methodology is changed from Tape to Disks to Cloud. Though they have a number of advantages, each of these storage media has its own drawbacks.
The sequential read/write significantly reduces the speed in tapes. Further, there are also chances for tapes to degrade over time which can make information inaccessible. When it comes to disks, they have few constraints like short lifespans, and also a chance for high failure rates. These reasons make tapes & disks unreliable. While Cloud storage is reliable with advanced security measures implemented. But, the biggest drawback of cloud storage is, it is not as fast as disks and completely depends on your network connection.
Your IT infrastructure is getting modernized, depending solely on any of these storage media for your backups is more like leaving a chance for your business data to be at risk.
All that you will need is a solution that will help you utilize the benefits of each storage media while keeping your business always available.
The solution exists and it is called Hybrid Backup.
We are hosting a webinar on “How Hybrid Backup helps you achieve complete data protection for your business?” to help you understand, implement and achieve business continuity.
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