Protect your business
- Plan for unexpected issues – they happen to everyone, and they can happen at any time. Make sure your business is prepared in times of power failures, theft and natural disasters.
- Safeguard and defend your business – Business System Solutions protects your data, network, and systems from hacking or virus threats so you can focus on more important issues
- Don’t wait long for recovery – when your network does go down and data is lost, we’ll have it back for you in no time
What are Onsite & Offsite Backup?
Onsite backups are kept at your business location. The storage media can range from USB drives, external hard drives, tape drives and network attached storage (NAS) drives. The size and needs of your business will dictate what combination of software and storage media you require. With proper onsite backup, you can rapidly recover files with minimal downtime. However, there are circumstances that onsite backups cannot resolve, that offsite backups can.
Offsite backups are kept offsite at a different location. You can either ship copies of your storage media to an offsite location or use an online third party backup service to the cloud. Online backup services are more cost-effective and more reliable. Offsite backups are necessary in times of power failure, theft and natural disasters.
What is Disaster Recovery?
Disaster recovery means proactively formulating a recovery from a natural or man-made disaster. For organisations, the grave aspect of disaster recovery is technology and business continuation, which means permitting your business to continue running professionally instantly after a disaster.
Business continuation is highly important as it helps ensure that all business functions will be back online and available to clients, vendors and other entities that require access.
The most effective way to avoid the potentially crippling effects of data loss is a combination of both onsite and offsite backup solutions. For the safety and security of your business, CIT recommends implementing a system that uses both onsite and online backups. This ensures your business continuation needs are meant and your office, staff, and clients have minimal down time.