Human Error and Consequences
Los Angeles IT services have quickly become an integral part of businesses for a variety of reasons, not least among them proper backup solutions. You’re going to come into a situation where something happens which knocks your systems offline and at the worst possible moment. Some probable scenarios which could induce just such a happenstance are:
- Human Error
- Computer Virus
- Natural Disaster
- Murphy’s Law
Think hard enough and there are dozens of scenarios which may possibly compromise your on-site IT at a fundamental level. This is why you need what’s called redundancy. Now, in prose, redundancy is terrible. The phrase “word choice” indicates just how frowned upon it is to have a vocabulary which regularly repeats words. In tech, redundancy is king, especially in terms of backup.
Proper Redundant Coverage
You want several echelons of backup for the most comprehensive security net and that is how you should think of it. Consider your business as a trapeze artist doing all manner of somersaults before an audience of clients. You’ve got to pull off some complicated maneuvers which are going to throw the “body” of your business all over the place. If your recovery net isn’t large enough, the “centrifugal” force of your forward momentum could throw you without its bounds, ending not just the show but your clients’ enjoyment of it. Here, the metaphor ends and its application begins.
Recommendable redundant coverage strategies are going to include several different kinds of backup, depending on the size of a business. These generally include:
- On-Site Backup Server Arrays
- Cloud Computing Backup
- Off-Site Backup Servers
- Specific Sensitive Data Backup
- Mirrored Data Networks
Backup Solutions Explored
On-site backup server arrays are exactly what they sound like, and the right Los Angeles IT services can help you source, monitor, upgrade, install, and maintain them. Although, they’re not going to be cheap and you’re going to have to regularly put them through their paces to ensure they work as they should.
A much more cost-effective and less complicated solution involves cloud computing backup. Additionally, this can be done continuously or at intervals in pertinence to the needs of your business. If you can, continuously, backup your data, this is advisable for greatest protection. Cloud computing in conjunction with an on-site server array provides a doubly expanded quotient of coverage.
If you add in an off-site backup server to the mix, then you’re covered if something happens to your on-site backup, your main system, or a cloud solution. One way to backup an off-site solution is to store data that is sensitive and necessary to operations in a different system entirely.
Mirrored data networks can be used to maintain operations while a problem is identified and fixed. When this option is used with cloud computing, on-site arrays, off-site arrays, and specific data backup, you’ve got a pretty comprehensive net that’s very likely to maintain your business’s stability.
Los Angeles IT services through Integritechs Technology Professionals can help you comprehensively backup your operation in a variety of different ways, facilitating properly reliable redundancy for just about any situation. Contact us to ensure your business is safely covered against scenarios that you can’t predict.