datto for business continuity

In today’s business world, technology is a crucial aspect of all parts of your industry. From accounting and management to day-to-day communication, more and more parts of your business are performed solely on computers. Businesses must take advantage of today’s technology to stay competitive. Email is the preferred method of communication and computers are essential for executing transactions and storing valuable data. With the importance of networks and technology, it is crucial that every company has a complete solution to deal with the threat of data loss.

Small to medium businesses can suffer severe repercussions if their critical data is not securely backed up at an off-site location. A fire, power surge, hardware failure, or even fundamental user error can destroy years worth of data. According to IDC (a leading market research firm), less than 40% of all small to medium-sized businesses regularly and adequately back up their data. These businesses cannot afford to lose time attempting to rebuild their lost, vital information.

Small Business at Risk for Data Loss

Companies have typically used off-site tape or external hard drives to back up their data and move it to a secure, separate location. While this is a suitable method for incrementally backing up data off-site, it is a tedious and time-consuming process. For small businesses without dedicated IT personnel, maintaining an up-to-date tape or external hard drive storage can be easily neglected and can result in permanent loss of data.

To quickly recover from hardware failures, viruses, or accidental deletion, it is essential to have an on-site backup as well as the off-site copy. This backup allows businesses to recover from data loss quickly. When creating a business continuity plan, it’s important to consider both on-site and off-site backups. Utilizing an off-site storage system is imperative. Off-site backup devices ensure that if physical disaster (fire, flood, theft, hardware failure) were to strike your data center or office, all lost information is retrieved from the off-site location.

When it comes to keeping your information backed up, Datto offers an affordable and easy total solution. Datto provides a simple, secure, and automatic method for both on-site and off-site data storage in one simple and easy-to-use device. Each Datto solution is a specially designed Network Attached Storage (NAS) device operating as a secure location to backup files. The Datto device creates an encrypted copy of all files, stores those files onsite and at dual secure data centers located on the east and west US coasts. In the event of accidental deletion or damage, files and images are quickly restored from the device. If the Datto device is ever damaged or destroyed, a new device with all data and settings from the original unit is overnight shipped to your location, providing rapid recovery.

Datto backup solutions ensure your vital information is always safe and secure, making the once painful chore of on and off-site data backup easy and reliable.