World Backup day 2021 – Keep your data protected with Vembu BDR Suite!

World Backup Day is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of data in our lives and the importance of protecting data with regular backups.

The 31st of March is World Backup Day, and we at Vembu wanted to remind you how important it is to protect your data!

There is no big history associated with celebrating this day every year. Like most positive stuff on the internet, this independent effort to raise awareness of backups and data protection began with a handful of interested people on Reddit. They decided that the day before April Fool’s Day would be the ideal time to raise awareness about the value of data security.

The annual World Backup Day serves as a reminder of the value of data security, especially for companies facing a wide range of risks and threats due to increasing cyber attacks.

Why is World Backup day more important now than ever?

Data is a critical asset for every business, whether it’s a small business or a big corporation, and protecting the data is the top priority to keep the business running smoothly. Data needs to be protected for several reasons, including an exponential increase in cyber-attacks, accidental deletion, data corruption due to hardware failure, disaster, and so on.

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Additionally, because of the COVID-19 outbreak, more people are working remotely than ever before, putting data at risk. So, it is more important than ever to remind businesses about the importance of backing up critical data.

How to protect your data?

1) Follow 3-2-1 Backup Rule

The 3-2-1 backup rule is a good starting point for ensuring that a backup solution meets the basic requirements for a stable and reliable data protection plan. The 3-2-1 backup rule helps to mitigate the vulnerability of your backup data, by keeping “3” copies of your data on “2” different types of media with “1” copy stored offsite.

The risks of a total loss of the same data stored in multiple storage devices and locations are very low. So, it’s more important to have at least two backup copies in two separate storage media and the third backup copy at a remote site to recover your business from a disaster or ransomware attack.

2) Ensure the recoverability of your backup data

Ensuring the recoverability of the backup data is critical for the business to continue its operations. According to recent studies, nearly half of all data backups are unrecoverable when they are attempted to be restored. Hardware failures or corruptions, as well as ransomware attacks, are the most likely reasons. So, in addition to maintaining another copy of the backup data, we should also ensure that the backup data is recoverable.

3) Choose your Backup software wisely

It’s important to choose a reliable backup solution that can handle the backup and disaster recovery requirements of diverse IT environments and it should be simple to install and configure. Make sure it has a variety of deployment options, such as on-premise, offsite, cloud, and hybrid cloud. The solution should assure better RTO and RPO to ensure business continuity.

Protect your data with Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu offers a simple, reliable, and scalable backup and disaster recovery solution. With our flagship product Vembu BDR Suite, you can protect

  • Virtual environments – VMware vSphere & Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Physical environments – Windows, Linux, Mac
  • Cloud workloads – AWS EC2 instances, Azure VMs & Google VMs
  • SaaS applications – Microsoft Office 365 & Google Workspace(G Suite)

Automatic Backup Verification, Instant Boot from Backup Images, Cross-platform & Cross Hypervisor Migration(P2V, V2V), Scale-out Storage Repository, End-to-end Encryption, and other key features of Vembu BDR Suite help to improve business uptime with RTO and RPO of less than 15 minutes.

Vembu BDR Suite’s flexible licensing options ideal for businesses of all sizes & types! Check out the Vembu BDR Suite Pricing and Editions Comparison.

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