The Importance of Off Site Backups

Disasters, whether natural or man-made, are inevitable. That is why it is essential for companies to prepare in advance for them. Whether disaster comes in the form of a flood, tornado, earthquake or fire – or an intentional attack by disgruntled employees or terrorists- the need for disaster preparedness cannot be overemphasized, and you need a plan.

• What would a data breach or corruption cost your business?
• Do you have confidence in your current backup and recovery procedures?
• How are you currently protecting sensitive data?

Backups are critical. But, if you’re just performing regular backups to a nearby external hard drive or USB drive, you’re missing an important part of your backup strategy. You need your files stored in separate physical locations.   What if those external backups are destroyed by a natural disaster?  Or what if you had your backups on a USB drive in your laptop bag and it was stolen?   All of your information is lost. Forever.

An offsite backup is literally backup that’s stored “off-site” — in a different physical location from where your main files. Rather than just having copies of your files on two separate devices, you have them stored in two far apart physical locations. Even if your home or office burns down and everything is destroyed, there will be a copy of those important files somewhere else.

If a server or computer goes down, your data is safe, but you then need to rebuild a working solution and then restore your data, which can be a time-consuming and expensive process.

Disaster Recovery Solution

CorKat’s Disaster Recovery solution establishes the processes, policies and procedures necessary to maintain a business’ critical operations, should a disaster occur, including an alternate IT hosting facility.

And once the DRP has been developed and implemented, CorKat continues to work with our clients to perform periodic assessments and reviews, ensuring that it remains a current and viable solution.The scale, complexity and depth of a DRP will vary dramatically from business to business. There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution. CorKat will work closely with your company to identify your specific Disaster Recovery Hosting needs and to tailor a solution to meet your specific needs and budget.

Think of Disaster Recovery as a real-time always-available clone of your systems.

With CorKat’s Business Continuity solutions you know your data and critical business information is secure in the event of nearly any disaster. Now, a data or computer emergency or disaster is a recoverable event – not a business-crippling or business-ending one.

Let us help build the right solution to protect your important information, applications and availability.