If you’re familiar with the 3-2-1 backup strategy, you probably know the answer to that question. It’s something that is part of Backend as a Service (BaaS) or Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions. This strategy states that you always have 3 copies of the data that needs to be backed up, and 2 of the copies should be on independent devices in case 1 of the devices fails.
When you utilize cloud services, you’ll have a much easier time implementing the 3-2-1 strategy because you’re going to have your data on local storage and independently on a remote cloud storage system.
Relying on Connectivity
When the internet goes down, how do you access data that’s stored in the cloud? It’s for this reason that your data should also have a place in-house.
Even if your local network fails, it’s still possible to configure a network connection with your backup and target servers, which will allow your data to be restored. Local disks can also come into play – just make sure your disaster recovery protocol spells out exactly how you’re going to do it.
Another great aspect of having your data backed up locally is that you can get to it much faster, which means your downtime will be limited. For companies whose clients absolutely can’t have any downtime, this is a go-to disaster recovery solution.
It’s true that as trends go, having investments tied up in technological capital isn’t always everyone’s preference. The cloud offers so many perks that we’re becoming accustomed to leaving the updates and hardware upgrades up to the cloud vendor. However, the most robust disaster recovery strategies don’t shy away from local components in the strategy to protect and have access to data, and neither should your organization.
At Cory Communications, we don’t let our clients get bogged down in all the technology options they rely on for keeping business moving at the right pace. If you’ve got disaster recovery needs that aren’t being looked after, let us assist you. Contact us today and let’s talk about your options.