Your business and customer data is the most important thing on your network. Having appropriate backups of this data is critical. Internet & Telephone’s Data Archival Strategy is based on three primary elements of best-practices:
|1)||Automation: Backup and Data Storage mechanisms should be automatic and configured to perform updates at regular intervals without human interaction.|
|2)||Speed: Both the time interval to perform a backup and the speed of data recovery must be considered for each solution.|
|3)||Redundancy: Installed solutions must be appropriate for the importance of the data being archived, and multiple layers of backup (on-site, plus off-site) are necessary in order to balance speed of recovery with site-independent disaster recovery.|
I&T designs solutions that balance the three elements above, by implementing a multi-layer Data Archival strategy including Server Storage, On-Site Backup, and Cloud based solutions.
Server Storage: Disc Arrays
Internet & Telephone uses server disc space monitoring and predictive-usage models to determine thresholds for Server Storage alerts to our customers. IT Managed Service customers receive monthly reports that keep them updated on the status of their Server Storage. We make recommendations for upgrades as necessary.
On Site Backup: NAS
Internet & Telephone recommends an on-site backup solution be implemented at each customer site. On-site backup is the fastest method to archive data, and has the shortest recovery interval. Because the vast majority of data failures are not caused by catastrophic damage to a business site, an on-site backup solution is typically the more accessed solution.
Off Site Backup: Cloud
SAS-70 Type II: Internet & Telephone recommends an off-site backup solution be configured to backstop all on-site archival solutions and secures client data in a SAS-70 Type II data center. Because an off-site solution must transfer data through an Internet connection, it will never match the primacy of effectiveness you’ll get from an on-site backup. An off-site archive is important, however, because it provides a disaster-recovery backup in the event of catastrophic damage to the business site.
Call us today so we can review your Data Archival Strategy.