Restore Backup Data Quickly and Easily with Cloud Backup

by | Dec 9, 2014 | Business Continuity, Cloud & Hosting

Being Able To Restore Backup Data Is Critical

In the case of a power outage or hardware failure, knowing that you’ve backed up your data is a beautiful feeling. But nowadays, data backup is a broad term and it doesn’t necessarily mean that your data is safe. How you go about backing up your data will determine whether that beautiful feeling is legitimate or deceiving.

If you want to restore backup data, you’ll have to go right to the source. The two main options are traditional backup – tape or hardware – or intelligent business continuity – cloud backup. When it comes to restoring data, the two options have almost nothing in common.

We covered this topic in our white paper. If you’ve already read it, then this line about restoring data from traditional backup may sound familiar:

“[It] can take weeks to recover data after a disaster occurs.”

It’s true. Restore backup data from traditional backup methods just isn’t an efficient process. You might be able to restore everything, but what good is it if it takes three whole weeks?

On the other hand, restoring backup data from cloud backup is simple, fast, and convenient. Here’s what we wrote in our white paper about restoring data with intelligent business continuity:

“Downtime after a disaster is reduced to hours, minutes, or even seconds.”

There’s no denying that it’s more efficient to restore backup data from cloud backup than it is to restore from traditional backup methods. When using cloud backup, you can restore your business operations within minutes.

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So even if your hard drive fails completely, you’ll be up and running within a few hours. Your clients won’t even notice that something was wrong. With traditional backup, however, you might not be so lucky. If you want to restore your data quickly in the case of a disaster, then cloud backup is the way to go.

If you’d like to talk more about this or anything else, contact us. Thanks.

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.