A fail-safe backup plan is an essential and vital part of the IT infrastructure. Businesses should seriously consider valid options relevant for their industry and budget to design a fail-safe backup plan model for their work and business continuity. An IT environment is incomplete without a proper backup plan designed. Both Onsite and offsite backups are a requirement for a worry-free IT setup.

An increasing number of businesses are falling prey to cyber-attack and/or data breaches. With the advancement in technology, cybercriminals are using newer ways to hack into the systems. The cyberattack scope has gone beyond the traditional approach of identity theft and phishing to more sophisticated methods like ransomware. And when businesses do get attacked they face financial consequences, operational interruptions, and potential loss of business data. The other severe repercussion they face is the risk of losing confidence amongst clients and stakeholders. Once businesses lose credibility in front of their client and prospects because of a data breach, it is very hard for them to win back the base.

SMBs are often the soft targets of cyberattacks due to a vulnerability in their security system. Having a solid fail-safe backup plan strengthens companies’ cybersecurity measures and also ensures that in case a disaster does strike, companies are prepared to handle and minimize the risk. Companies lose business revenue and important information and customized onsite and offsite backup solutions will bring their systems up and running in very little time.

Fail-safe backup plans should be customized based on the budget, recovery requirements. Using a multilayered and multi-software solution generally provides the best strategy. Including a daily backup monitoring of all backups for their success is the best practice to ensure that the designed backup is available in time of need.

A fail-safe backup plan can be successfully completed by using a variety of hardware /software combinations. Simple rotational hard drives, NAS devices, QNAP devices, cloud servers can be used for storage and industry-leading backup software can be used based on the budget and recovery needed. It’s a good idea to use encryption to make sure that your business data stays safe, as well. Setting up proper timings to backup, generally after hours is necessary. Making sure that the backup schedule will not affect any other timed schedules like patching, AV scan, etc. is also critical for ensuring a successful backup strategy.

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