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3 Reasons Why it's Your Right to Demand Redundant Back-Ups

Posted by Emma Paz on May 25, 2016 12:03:53 PM

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Redundant backups are becoming the norm across nearly every industry to which technology is central. Many companies are now turning to IT consultants to take care of their hosting and greater infrastructure to ensure that their service is always as secure as possible and completely uninterrupted. The right IT partner will ensure that you have all the specs you need that will best suit your specific industry needs. This kind of intentional partnership will ideally save you money in the long run on things like hiring extra staff to manage IT and getting workstation updates that could be avoided with virtualization. Technology consultants are invaluable in the process of ensuring you have the most redundant backups.

Redundant Backups Explained

While most frequently used to portray the greater goal of having uninterrupted services and flawless access to all your data, redundancy and backups are actually two separate things. Backups refer to having multiple copies of data to guard against a substantial loss of some kind. Having your data backed up is important no matter what, and should never be overlooked, even if it is simply an onsite backup. Redundancy, while often equated with backups, actually refers to ensuring uninterrupted service, which includes having copies of data in multiple locations so that if service is slow or out in one place, you can access it from another.  Redundant backups are therefore crucial to uninterrupted service as well as secure data.

3 Reasons to Demand Redundant Backups

  1. Redundant Backups are the Norm
    If you’re working with an IT partner towards better solutions for your company, you should demand redundant backups simply because they are now taken for granted across most industries. If the competition is accustom to working without complication and completely secured data, why should you expect anything less? Don’t let yourself lag behind by being unaware of industry norms, but instead insist on redundant backups to stay relevant!
  2. Don’t Overlook the Cloud
    The cloud is typically central to any plan for redundant backups as cloud servers are the best way to ensure that your data is stored in multiple locations for the assurance of uninterrupted service. Furthermore, with most conventional desktop applications like Microsoft Office, CAD and GIS moving towards cloud models, you can prepare yourself to make the shift by opting for redundant backups in the cloud.
  3. Universally Accessible Data
    One of the great benefits of redundant backups and the fact that they necessitate cloud storage is that your data will now be accessible from anywhere. This will free your employees up to work from anywhere with flawless and uninterrupted access to all the files and programs they need.

Striving towards redundant backups for not only your data but all of your applications is a great goal to have for your IT infrastructure. This move will inevitably free you and your employees up to work without interruptions from anywhere they might find themselves. A cloud strategy is crucial to your staying at the forefront of your industry, while offering your employees the flexibility they desire. If you’re looking for an IT partner who can help deliver these solutions, call ROK for more information on getting you set up with redundant backups.

Topics: backups, Cloud, Data, Infrastructure, redundancy, secure, uninterrupted service, Virtualization

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