The Best New Option for Small Business Data Storage Devices

by | Jan 27, 2016 | Business Continuity

Most data storage devices have drawbacks.

When it comes to storing your data for your small business, there are numerous options. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a perfect answer. . . .at least until now. Here are a few traditional data storage devices, and the problems that come with them.

1) Hard drive

Your hard drive is probably the first place that you think to store your files. It’s usually built right into your computer, so it’s the most convenient. It’s also one of the safest options, however, it still comes with a potential for loss. Any natural disaster could wipe out all of the data stored on computers in your office. Data loss caused by hackers or user error, such as accidentally deleting a file, is also not impossible.

2) Flash drive/DVDs

Some people try to back up files on a flash drive, or a series of DVDs. Although another backup never hurts, you should never depend on these data storage devices as backup methods. In addition to all of the possibilities listed above, flash dries and DVDs can easily be lost, stolen, or accidentally crushed. They are a convenient backup system, and can restore files very quickly, but you should never count on them to be there when you need them, and you should definitely never store original copies of files on these devices.

3) Cloud storage

Cloud storage is one of the safer data storage devices. Your files are usually backed up, and can be accessed from anywhere, but even cloud storage isn’t perfect. For example, misinformation on a company can lead to storing data with a company that goes out of business or losses your data, and if you use online software and decide to switch companies, retrieving your data can be difficult, if not impossible.

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Luckily, there is a new backup solution for the small business with hybrid cloud technology. Utilizing Hybrid Cloud Technology improves redundancy and allows users greater protection of their systems and data.  Hybrid Cloud continuity is simple in concept yet robust in feature set; it leverages the advantages of local backup and the security of the cloud. What’s more, it’s affordable, with systems that are priced for the small business.

Contact us for more information about how we can keep your data safe.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.

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