Don't Let Data Loss Put You Out Of Business

Tried and true data backup and disaster recovery providing security for businesses in the greater areas of Chicago, IL and Miami, FL.

If disaster were to strike your business today, do you have a plan in place to prevent data loss from creating crippling effects on your company? If you’re like most small business owners, you may be doing some type of tape or disk backup and you think you’re covered.

But the truth is that most small businesses are not able to secure their data fast in the event of a disaster - and unfortunately this can literally put you out of business. And what most people don't know is that over 75% of data loss is caused by hardware failure and human error, not the natural disasters that get all the media attention.

Consider this:

  • Tape drives fail on average at 100%; that means all tape drives fail at some point and do NOT offer complete protection for your data.
  • 93% of companies that lost their data for 10 days or more filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster, and 50% filed for bankruptcy immediately. (Source: National Archives & Records Administration in Washington)

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Data Recovery solutions from CIO Landing include:

  • Data recovery services – our technicians will recover deleted or formatted data from your hard drive using state-of-the-art industry solutions.
  • Windows password recovery – we can recover forgotten passwords regardless of length or complexity.
  • Complete data backup services – to protect your data in the event of a crash or virus.
  • Automated data backup services – we set up, install and configure your computer to automatically back up all your files.
  • Disk cloning and data migration – copy all of your photos, software programs, videos, music, hardware drivers and documents to another location, so you’re never in danger of losing it all.
  • Moving files and settings to a new PC – quickly transfer your programs, e-mail messages, address book, and all your important files from your old computer to the new one.

CIO Landing Business Continuity solutions offer a higher level of preparedness for businesses throughout the greater areas of Chicago, IL and Miami, FL. We go above and beyond simple backup and disaster recovery efforts, with a goal to ensure that in the event of a disaster, your data is recoverable fast - not slowly over time like with tape, local and online storage options. With a dynamic BC solution integrated into your network, you can rest assured that your critical data is backed up, secured, and available at any time.

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What is a Backup and Disaster Recovery?

A backup is a copy of your data that can be recovered if your primary data is lost. This can occur because of software or hardware failure, data corruption, or even a human error. The purpose of a backup is to allow you to recover data from an earlier point in time, so that you can continue operating as usual. Using a backup can prevent you from experiencing downtime and help your business recover after an unexpected event.

Cloud storage

Cloud backup and disaster recovery can be a great solution for many organizations. This type of data storage offers many benefits, including flexibility, zero-impact data protection, and minimal production load. Using a cloud backup and recovery service can also eliminate the need for off-site tape storage. This type of storage can also be used for file sync and share.

When using cloud backup services, organizations should consider a variety of factors, including security. Security is critical to ensuring data integrity and availability. Cloud backup providers typically encrypt data throughout the backup process. This means that data is protected during the transmission of data across the internet. Many cloud backup services use Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols to protect data and prevent unauthorized access.

Although cloud storage seems like it offers unlimited capacity, it can also be expensive, depending on the size of your organization. Additionally, the speed of backup and recovery is highly dependent on bandwidth and network connectivity. Slow backup times can lead to unhappy customers. Ultimately, backup and disaster recovery providers should be able to restore lost data quickly and without any problems.

Cloud storage for backup and disaster recovery is a critical component of a company's disaster recovery plan. This plan outlines what should happen if an event occurs and how to recover from it. Using cloud storage services for this purpose can enable companies to access their data quickly and easily.

Off-site backup

Off-site backup and disaster recovery solutions can help you protect your data in case of a disaster. Backup providers use software to take snapshots of data and sync them with a server that is offsite. Data is encrypted and compressed during transit. Some solutions offer incremental backups that allow you to recover at several points. They also take care of all backup management and support. In addition, they offer a simple interface for businesses to control their backups and restore points.

Off-site backup and disaster recovery solutions are different from traditional backup methods. While traditional methods are still useful in some circumstances, the modern world has changed and favors the transfer of data over the internet. Traditional methods like tape backups are still useful in some situations, but they tend to have limited capacity, are expensive to maintain, and cannot be recovered from if something happens to your business.

Another advantage of off-site backup and disaster recovery solutions is that they are more secure. In fact, data security is becoming a requirement for businesses. By storing backups off-site, you can eliminate the possibility of being a victim of a hacker attack. Moreover, by storing backups offsite, you'll save space on your primary drive and keep your server running optimally.

Another benefit of off-site backup solutions is that they can help you protect sensitive customer data. A data breach can harm the reputation of a company. Therefore, it's crucial that your off-site backup and disaster recovery solution offers end-to-end encryption, ISO-certified data centers, and compliance-based security measures.

Cold site

When disaster strikes, your company needs a reliable backup site. However, there are a few factors you should keep in mind before choosing a backup site. First, understand the different types of DR sites and how they differ in terms of cost. Then, choose a solution that will give you the best uptime and recovery point objectives.

Cold site data centers are usually not up and running around the clock, so you'll have to setup your equipment, connect it to the Internet, and load your software. A cold site can be relatively inexpensive and is ideal for organizations that can afford to be down for a long period of time. It's also a great way to complement a warm or hot site if you can't afford to run them 24 hours a day.

Cold sites typically consist of an office or datacenter with minimal equipment. They provide power, cooling, and office space for the organization. However, they don't have any IT or office automation equipment. A cold site is the least expensive option when considering cost and recovery. However, if you're unsure about whether a cold site will work for your organization, you should consult with your IT department.

Organizations choose a hot site or cold site backup location based on a cost-benefit analysis. Hot sites are usually more expensive than cold sites, as they require more personnel and equipment to operate. Hot sites also lose revenue each day they're inactive, but they can help you continue operations in advance of a disaster.

Point-in-time copies

In data backup and disaster recovery, a point-in-time copy is a replica of the original data at a specific point in time. This copy is typically created during the quiescent period of an application. It is meant to provide a consistent, reliable copy of the original data. Point-in-time copies are available in two main varieties: split mirror and copy on write.

Backups create copies of data that are retained for future reference in the event of a loss, corruption, or system crash. Whether a system failure or human error has caused the loss, a backup copy can restore data from a previous point in time. In the event of a disaster, this backup copy will allow a business to quickly recover and move on with its operations.

Another type of backup is redundancy. This method involves setting up a second hard drive as a mirror of a primary drive at a particular time. Using a redundant system can be a good solution in the event of a primary storage failure, but it can be difficult to manage and requires frequent cloning. Ultimately, this type of system offers true disaster preparedness only when it is installed off-site.

Backups are the first step to protecting your assets and data. The next step is disaster recovery, which involves the restoration of your backup data and system processes in the event of a major event. Disaster recovery is an essential component of any IT infrastructure, and disaster recovery is a step-by-step plan to ensure business continuity in the event of an incident.

Mirror backup

Mirror backups are useful for ensuring the continuity of data in the event of a system failure. They automatically monitor files and folders for changes and make backups when necessary. Mirror backups run in the background without requiring a user login, which makes them ideal for company servers. Another great feature is the ability to create incremental backups, which are ideal for keeping a history of changes and preventing loss. Once a backup is complete, you can restore it with a click of a button.

Mirroring technology works by creating multiple copies of data on multiple drives. This makes it possible to replicate data in a fast and efficient manner. It also helps balance the load on the servers and improves download speeds in different regions. Mirroring is a highly effective solution for backup and disaster recovery.

Mirror backups are comparable to full backups, but they are different in a few ways. A full backup copies all the data on a computer. While full backups are the most used, they take a long time to complete and require the most storage space. On the other hand, a mirror backup always keeps a copy of the same files and is much faster when it comes to data recovery. In addition to this, you can access individual backed up files easily.

If you have a large collection of files, you should consider mirroring your hard drive. It makes it easy to create a copy of your entire system and will be invaluable if your computer crashes.

Instant recovery

Instant recovery is the process of mounting a backup storage volume, or VMDK, on a production system. Instant recovery is a crucial feature, but it also has some caveats. The backup storage must be of decent performance and have adequate hardware redundancy. The data in the restored volume will need to be migrated to the production system at some point, so the organization must plan accordingly. As with any type of disaster recovery, expectations should be clearly set so that the data and applications can be recovered as soon as possible.

Backups have undergone several developments, but perhaps the most significant change is the converging of disaster recovery and data backup. Previously, backups served the sole purpose of restoring lost data after a disaster. This included the failure of storage devices, accidental overwriting of files, or unintentional erasure.

Instant recovery takes advantage of continuous data protection to provide disaster recovery and data backup at the same time. Several technologies, such as storage and virtualization, are used to ensure that a backup is available instantly. This technology has made it possible for organizations to use their backup storage in the event of disaster, without incurring any additional costs. It also enables organizations to recover from disasters much faster than before.

In addition to ensuring business continuity, a good disaster recovery solution also protects your mission-critical applications. Quorum onQ offers a one-click recovery solution that enables instant recovery of servers, data, and applications. Its onQ technology allows businesses to deploy its technology on their own hardware or by using a specially designed appliance. It replicates the entire data center and offers instant recovery offsite.