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Protect Your Organization's Data with Backup and Recovery

Protect Your Organization's Data with Backup and Recovery

Let’s take a moment to imagine the worst-case scenario for your business. You’ve been struck with a crippling disaster and your infrastructure is rendered inoperable. Maybe it was a fire that burned your office to the ground, or a hardware failure that wiped out any information located on your local network. Maybe a hacker infiltrated your IT infrastructure and installed ransomware on your network, or a user error led to a compromised account and infected network.


Regardless of the incident, you need to implement measures like data backup and disaster recovery to keep the worst from occurring. Yet many businesses still consider data backup and disaster recovery to be largely the same thing. There is actually a major difference between data backup and disaster recovery. While one aspect focuses on accumulating data in the event a disaster wipes your company off the face of the planet, the other focuses on the deployment of the data backups. One thing is absolutely certain, though; you need both of these aspects of business continuity if you hope to keep your organization running during the worst of times.

Data backup comes in many different forms, but the most common system that had been used was tape backup. Data would be stored on magnetic tapes, which would then be kept somewhere on-site for use in the event of an emergency. These data backups would generally only happen once a day, as more than once would be enough to drag operations to a halt. With the only opportune time to take a backup being after hours, an entire day’s worth of data could potentially be destroyed in the event of a data loss incident--assuming that the disaster hasn’t also destroyed the tape! Add in a rather slow restoration time and you have an overall inconvenient and risky backup solution.

While tape is certainly not the ideal backup and disaster recovery solution for your organization, it’s better than nothing. Yet, cloud-based data backup and disaster recovery is far superior in just about every major part of business continuity. For example, the issue of the amount of data recovered becomes a non-issue due to smaller backups being taken more frequently throughout the day, leading to a smaller loss in the event of a disaster. Furthermore, you can store data backups in the cloud and off-site for later implementation, which is great for securing your business’ future.

Perhaps the most important part of data backup and disaster recovery from Infradapt is that you can restore data at a moment’s notice through the cloud. You can even deploy a backup directly to the BDR device that’s hooked up to your network in the event your server isn’t available or is no longer functional. This gives you valuable time to implement new hardware or find a new temporary office. Could your business use some help with implementing a backup and disaster recovery solution? Infradapt can help. To learn more, reach out to us at 800.394.2301.

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BDR Needs to Be a Business Priority

BDR Needs to Be a Business Priority

Of any of your business implementations, a data backup and disaster recovery system is a serious contender for the most important. However, many neglect to prepare for a data loss event or disaster, which means they leave their business vulnerable to the ill effects of both. Protecting your business begins with a data backup and disaster recovery solution that prepares you for a worst-case scenario.

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3 Reasons Why BDR is the Best Way to Backup Your Company’s Data

3 Reasons Why BDR is the Best Way to Backup Your Company’s Data

If we asked you how you back up your data, would you be able to respond with enough knowledge to seriously talk about the topic? Many small organizations are under the impression that data backup is only necessary if your business suffers from a data breach or data loss incident. However, the truth is that if you want to ensure the future of your business, data backup is absolutely crucial.


However, tape backup can only do so much. While tape backup is certainly better than no backup at all, it takes much more than tape to properly secure your data infrastructure from harm. If you want a truly dynamic solution, Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) is the ideal choice. All it takes is a stroke of bad luck to cause even a hint of data loss, so you should do all that you can to preserve your organization through any means necessary.

BDR Provides an Ideal Recovery Point Objective
Your recovery point objective should be one that allows for the minimal amount of data loss. In other words, how recent your last backup was, has a lot to do with meeting this objective. The last thing that you want to ask yourself is how much data you’re willing to part with in the event of a data loss incident. The bottom line is that no amount of loss is acceptable, but tape backup doesn’t allow for this. You could potentially lose out on an entire day’s worth of progress due to the fact that tape backup must be performed after hours. Instead of suffering this loss, cloud-based BDR can take backups as often as every fifteen minutes. These snapshots only capture what has changed on your network since the last one was taken, so operations are no longer interrupted just to back up a file.

BDR Offers a Faster Recovery Speed
Tape backups can take anywhere from a couple of hours to an entire day to completely deploy, which means that you’ll experience more downtime than you might initially think. If you take this amount of time and multiply it by the number of employees you have, the costs can add up pretty quickly, breaking your budget and making it more difficult to recover. Cloud-based BDR can help your organization get back in business following a data disaster with minimal downtime. You won’t have to worry about finding a device to get back online, as the BDR device itself can be used in place of a server as a temporary replacement while you get your act together.

BDR Uses Off-Site Storage
If you use tape backup, where do you store the tapes? Some organizations like to keep them on-site, but this places them at risk of being destroyed by a natural disaster, like a flood or a fire. Furthermore, if you keep backups stored on your local network, they could be subject to data theft in the event of a data breach. This means that off-site storage is your best bet. BDR stores your backups in an off-site data center and in the cloud for quick recovery, making it the ideal solution to this dilemma.

Does your business need a revamped data backup solution? To learn more about what BDR can do for your business, reach out to Infradapt at 800.394.2301.

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Do the Right Thing This World Backup Day and Back it Up Right

Do the Right Thing This World Backup Day and Back it Up Right

In today’s business world, having a reliable way to access your data is key to your company’s success. Everything you do depends on the data you have at your disposal--so what would you do if that data was no longer available to you?

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4 Features Every Business Needs in a Backup Solution

4 Features Every Business Needs in a Backup Solution

b2ap3_thumbnail_data_backup_solution_400.jpgOne of the most valuable assets of your business is its data. Hackers know this; it’s why they choose to go after those who fail to protect their information. Without your data, you’ll lose valuable time and expenses that can potentially result in the complete and total destruction of your business. This is why it’s so crucial that your organization understands how to integrate a proper data backup solution that optimizes business continuity.


To give you an idea of what you should be looking for in a backup and disaster recovery solution, here are four traits that your business continuity plan should have.

Fully Automated Backup Processes
One of the most common backup solutions - tape - is notorious for being prone to user error. Tape backups must be taken manually, and users are responsible for making sure the backup media is archived with minimal complications. In the event that the backup process doesn’t happen for some reason, you could be losing as much as an entire day’s worth of data and progress. This is why an automatic backup solution, like Infradapt’s Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) solution, is the ideal choice; you get a fully automatic solution that doesn’t depend on your staff to be performed properly.

Multiple Backups Daily
Another major pain point for business backup solutions is the fact that tape backups only happen once a day. Considering how much data can be lost from an entire day, it’s no surprise that this is a major problem. The main issue here is that tape backup is an exceptionally resource-intensive process, and that tape backups take copies of all files on a network, even those that haven’t been changed since the last backup was taken. Infradapt’s BDR is unique in that it only takes snapshots of data that has been changed since the last update, rather than all files, which allows for multiple backups throughout the day. The backups with BDR are less intensive so they can occur more frequently; we like to recommend backing up every fifteen minutes.

Secure Off-Site Storage
A key component of any business looking to optimize business continuity is by taking advantage of off-site locations for data backup. Too many businesses keep their tape backups on-site, either physically or digitally on the network. The problem with this is that the backed-up data can be destroyed in the event of a catastrophic natural disaster or hardware failure, causing businesses to lose their data permanently. Infradapt’s BDR device can back up data that’s stored remotely in an off-site data center, which makes accessing your data much easier in the event of a disaster.

Rapid Disaster Recovery
One last feature that you want from your backup and disaster recovery solution is a fast restoration time. Restoring from tape can be a drawn-out process that’s limited by hardware restraints, and it’s often the case that tape restoration will require the oversight of a technician. Following the disaster, your organization can restore its network data from its BDR in a matter of minutes. Furthermore, the BDR can act as a temporary server, effectively taking the place of your hardware while your downed server is repaired.

If you need assistance setting up a quality backup and disaster recovery plan, contact Infradapt at 800.394.2301.

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