The Importance of Data Backup – A Practical Approach

While reading the news releases of one of our partners, Mobotix, we came across the announcement that their New York office is still closed due to the lingering affects of Hurricane Sandy, and all customer service would be routed through their Germany office until further notice.

It’s lucky for them, really, that they had two offices so far apart, on separate continents, no less. They were not completely crippled by such a large natural disaster, and likely had backups of valuable information stored at each site.

However, most of the clients we work with would not be so lucky in the event of a disaster. Most organizations, particularly small businesses, would be crippled, or even destroyed, in the event of complete data loss. Most small businesses want to put disaster recovery and backup on the backburner. Since we only know what we’ve experienced, and most of us have not experienced a total data loss, we’re not actively planning for it. The same can be said for life insurance, which it is estimated that over 50% of adults are without. Why do so many people think it’s ok to live without life insurance? Probably the same reasons businesses think it’s ok not to have adequate data backup.

At TriTech, we’ve also found many people want their data safely backed up locally, whether that’s an on-site solution, or a cloud-based solution with a data center nearby. However, if you back up your data to another location just down the street, while disk and hardware failure is adequately prepared for, it’s much more likely that both locations will be affected by a natural disaster at the same time.

It just makes sense to have a backup in a completely different geographic location. That’s why TriTech offers cloud-based data backup that uses a data center on the west coast.

Want to learn more about data backup? We’d love to talk to you. Give us a call at (262) 717-0037.