It is Time to Review Your Backup Solution.

It is Time to Review Your Backup Solution.

August 24, 2018

There is no better time than right now to review your backup solution.  In our opinion all backups should be measured against Datto for the most robust and effective backup products on the market.

Datto provides small businesses security and protection once reserved for only the largest of budgets. With hourly images of your servers stored locally and synchronized to the cloud, your recovery options are fast and accessible.

When a massive tornado tore through Joplin, Missouri, it destroyed a local hospital’s network and their ability to effectively provide care.  In times like these there is no time to waste regaining access to critical patient data.  Happily, this hospital used Datto and was able to boot up stored backup images of their servers and access them instantly from the installed Datto appliance.

So many small businesses are unsure or uncertain in their backup solution. Some use external drives or USB sticks to backup “crucial data” weekly. Others use cheap software and hardware solutions that provide inconsistent backups and long recovery times.

Recently, we assisted in two Ransomware recoveries.  While both instances resulted in a complete recovery the two experiences were vastly different.

Company #1 used a standard cloud backup solution. The good news is that the backup software successfully captured their data.  All data was fully backed up and safely stored away in the cloud.  While having those backups would be considered a positive, this did not insolate Company #1 from downtime. The recovery process of restoring data and rebuilding servers took days. The recovery effort continued into the work week causing a major impact to productivity.  In the end the company was glad to be fully recovered, however the event opened their eyes to the importance of Recovery Time and that downtime is expensive. 

When Company #2 discovered that they had lost multiple servers as well as the majority of their shared data, they were ill with worry.  The good news is they had a Datto backup solution. The even better news is that it took less than 1 hour to fully recover all servers and data from a backup that was less than 45 minutes old.  After recovery, Company #2 reflected on the importance of Recovery Time as well as the expense associated with Down Time. Needless to say, they were glad they went with Datto.

We encourage you to review your backup and data recovery solution annually. With threats to your environment constantly changing, so too, are the solutions to these threats.

Now is the time to review your backup solution and compare it against Datto. You can learn more by watching the video below, visiting Datto’s website or clicking here to reach out.