By Olga Papadimitriou – Sales Administrator
Data serves as the lifeblood of businesses, making data backup and disaster recovery essential components of any robust IT strategy. The significance of these practices cannot be overstated, especially when considering the alarming statistics surrounding data loss and cyber threats. This article explores what backup and disaster recovery entail, the challenges they present, and how businesses can navigate these issues with the help of reliable solutions like Synology, offered through partnerships with companies like IBSCY.
Understanding Backup and Disaster Recovery
Data backup involves creating duplicates of essential data, ensuring that a copy is available in case of unforeseen incidents. Recent statistics emphasize the importance of this practice. For instance, Gartner reports that downtime can cost enterprises approximately $5,600 per minute, while Cybercrime Magazine reveals that approximately 60% of small businesses had to close their doors within six months after falling victim to cyberattacks. These numbers underscore the need for a robust data backup strategy as part of a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.
Challenges in Data Backup
Several challenges complicate data backup:
Synology's Contribution to Enterprise Backup
Synology's Active Backup Suite, available as a free add-on for Synology NAS, provides organizations with a centralized, license-free, and reliable backup solution for physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Key features of this suite include incremental backup, data deduplication, Btrfs file self-healing, virtual machine backups verification, flexible recovery, and cross-hypervisor instant restore. Notable organizations like Shiseido Taiwan, The University of Washington, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have successfully implemented Synology Active Backup Suite, highlighting its effectiveness in safeguarding critical data.
Three primary data backup methods exist:
Factors to Consider in Enterprise Backup Strategy
When crafting an enterprise backup strategy, consider the following factors:
IBSCY and Synology Partnership
IBSCY, in collaboration with Synology, offers a Synology-to-Synology cloud backup service called Syn2Syn backup. This service caters to personal and corporate users with Synology devices, providing easy and reliable data backup. IBSCY adheres to the 3-2-1 data protection strategy, ensuring multiple copies of data, both locally and remotely, for comprehensive data security. Additionally, they offer cloud storage functionality, enabling data accessibility from any device.
In an era marked by data-driven operations and persistent cyber threats, backup and disaster recovery are non-negotiable components of a robust IT strategy. IBSCY in partnership with Synology, offers a reliable solution to address these challenges. By adopting best practices, including a 3-2-1 backup strategy and careful consideration of key factors, businesses can safeguard their data, maintain business continuity, and thrive in the face of adversity.