The importance of having a good backup and disaster recovery plan in place cannot be underestimated. If you don't have a system in place for this, you are running an enormous risk. If a server becomes unrecoverable due to fire, theft, data corruption, natural disaster, or any other unforeseen event, it will cost you dearly to get back up and running. There will be the cost of trying to recover the data, the cost getting another server up and running, and the cost associated with lost productivity. Omnis will help you plan and implement a strategy that fits your needs.
There are a lot of factors to look at when determining the right backup solution for your company. Factors such as: How many servers you have, how much data is on the servers that need to be backed up, what type of data you have (e.g. Email, Databases, Excel Spreadsheets, etc...), and budgetary constraints.
We have helped implement plans that include technologies like:
- Storage Area Networks (SAN)
- Network Attached Storage (NAS)
- External Hard Drives
- Backup to Tape
- Backups with Snapshot Technology
Backups give you redundancy of your data, and the devices that your backups are on, reside physically inside your organization somewhere. Disaster Recovery on the other hand is a plan for getting your backups off-site to a different geographic location. That way, in case a natural disaster strikes, or your building goes up in smoke, you have a way of getting back up and running in a timely manner.
Omnis will help you guage your risk level, and then help you determine what the best course of action is. If you have companies in different geographic locations, replicating data amoung your different sites might be the best way to go. If you just have one location, taking a copy of your backups to a safety deposit box, or some other safe place may be the way to go, or even subscribing to an on-line backup service.