Onsite Data Backup & Disaster Recovery Solutions
Network emergencies are nightmares for small business owners. Whether it’s a server outage, cyber attack, or simply equipment failure, network downtime can be costly in more ways than one. That’s why sufficient backup and recovery measures are a vital part of any company’s operations. Without this protection, you could lose critical data and spend valuable time and resources rebuilding after an emergency.
With data backup and recovery services from Benton Technology Solutions, you can rest easy knowing your data is protected at all times.
Data Backup Services
Data backup is the best way to ensure your company’s data is protected in the event of a network emergency. There are three data backup solutions: on-site, off-site, and cloud storage.
On-site backups store your data on local servers or other media (disc, hard drive, etc). This is one of the most cost-efficient ways to backup your data, but in the event of a disaster such as a fire or flood in your office, your backups will likely be destroyed.
Off-site backup involves storing your data on media that are then transported to a secure secondary location. This ensures that even if disaster strikes your office, your backups are safe.
Cloud storage, or online backup, secures your data in the cloud, eliminating the need to transport physical media or servers.
We recommend backing up your data with a combination of off-site and cloud storage. This ensures that even if disaster strikes your off-site storage, the cloud backup is still available, and vice versa.
Disaster Recovery Services
A disaster recovery solution works hand-in-hand with data backup to help your business rebound from a disaster or outage. With these things in place, you’ll be poised to get back to business quickly.
A disaster recovery plan is more than knowing what to do when the time comes, it requires planning and putting the pieces in place beforehand. It’s also important to know your recovery point objective and recovery time objective. In other words, how much downtime and data loss you can endure.
A disaster recovery plan should include:
- An inventory of your hardware and software
- A tiered priority list of applications and hardware
- A plan for all personnel that may assist with recovery
- A communication plan for your entire organization
- A schedule to test your backup plan, perhaps quarterly or twice per year
Your organization’s disaster recovery plan may have more elements depending on your needs. At Benton Technology Solutions, we create disaster recovery plans specifically for your business. Our expert technicians analyze your IT infrastructure, determine the most effective plan, and implement a customized recovery strategy designed to keep your business running smoothly no matter what happens.