Backup and Disaster Recovery

 

All it takes is a moment of distraction for hours of hard work to go down the drain.

Catastrophes come in all sizes. Backup and Disaster Recovery are complementary aspects of data protection, and both are vital for ensuring the smooth continuity of your business no matter what. Backup solutions are aimed at protecting your raw data— documents, database systems, files—via onsite or offsite storage that copies all of your data at regular intervals. Timeliness and regularity are key to an effective backup solution since your recovered files are only as good as the last time they were backed up. Backups can help you bounce back from problems such as viruses and other malicious activity, hardware malfunctions and failures, and accidental file deletion or modification. They also minimize the effects of common user errors such as saving over an existing file or modifying an original that should have been left as a template.

Backup solutions fall under the larger umbrella of Disaster Recovery. A comprehensive DR Plan is a fundamental aspect of any business. What to do if there is a total network crash? Power outage at your primary server site? Natural disaster? 

Disaster Recovery often involves third party hosting in addition to backup solutions so that your network can be up and running as quickly as possible in the event of the unthinkable. Whatever your concerns, Contoured Solutions will work with you to create a custom Backup and Disaster Recovery profile, including software solutions, remote data storage, and DR strategy documents so you and your employees are equipped to meet any unexpected challenges. Large or small, every plan is important.

There are various types of backup products and solutions, but after years of testing we highly reccomend BackupAssist for making local or on-site backups. If you require even greater protection for your data then we reccomend offsite services Key Info and iBackup. Whatever your needs, get in touch with us today and discover the many ways Contoured Solutions has got you covered. 

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