COVID-19 stay-at-home orders have challenged the very fabric of the U.S. education system, particularly when it comes to providing underserved students with equal access to remote learning capability. Commonly referred to as the “Homework Gap,” a lack of equality in the distribution of internet connectivity, computers, tablets, and other IT services outside of schools – and in student homes –... Read More
Let me ask you this: does your business have a dedicated data backup and disaster recovery system? If not, we need to talk. A comprehensive backup and disaster recovery platform (BDR) can turn out to be one of the most critical parts of managing a business’ IT infrastructure. By having a plan to turn to in the event a serious problem such as ransomware or a natural disaster descends upon your business, you can be better prepared. If your organization were to suddenly lose a significant portion of its data, would it be able to continue functioning the way you need it to? If you can’t guarantee that it could, a data backup and disaster recovery solution is exactly what you need. Don’t deal in the realm of “what if”, you should protect your company with a BDR. For several years, tape backup was the go-to solution for small businesses. Tape backup is the process of storing data on magnetic tape. This method, however, has numerous inconveniences; and, in the information age, companies simply can’t afford to have a solution in place with so many detriments. Why is tape antiquated? There are several reasons. It doesn’t provide the automatic response that today’s more-advanced systems do, it takes much longer to restore from, and it doesn’t provide a virtualized copy of your data, ensuring that even if something tragic happens at your place of business, that you will have a copy of your recent data to work with as you pick up the pieces. With a BDR, you get the convenience of having a network attached copy of your data coupled with the redundancy you need to ensure that your data is protected. Best yet, the BDR can run automatically at preset intervals so that your company doesn’t risk losing more than 15 minutes' worth of data. Furthermore, BDR uses the cloud to perform data backups, which provides a significantly better system for getting back in the game following a critical loss incident. The cloud allows for faster restoration times, less downtime, and more complete data backups. The cloud utilizes snapshot-based data backup, which only updates the current backup if the files have been changed making it truly the best way to go about protecting your organization from unforeseen threats. To get started with BDR, call the IT professionals at Quarterhorse Technology Inc. today at (646) 722-6500.
- Written by Ken Fletcher
- Published: 25 Jan 2020