Did you happen to miss World Backup Day last week? If so, it’s not the end of the world; March 31st might only come along once a year, but every day can be considered World Backup Day if it means you are focusing on data continuity.
Let’s discuss some of the best practices you should be putting in place for your organization’s data infrastructure to ensure that a disaster doesn’t put an end to your organization.
The goal of World Backup Day is to normalize the practice of taking regular data backups and placing a high importance on it. The foundation for any good backup strategy should rest on the concept known as the 3-2-1 rule.
This simple way of looking at data backup and disaster recovery can pay off in spades for your organization. Here is a summary of it:
- Have at least three copies of your data. One of these copies is the operational one you work off of. The other two are backups.
- Your backups should be stored in separate locations on at least two different storage mediums.
- You want at least one of these backups stored off-site in the cloud.
It’s never a bad day to start thinking about your business’s data backup practices. Even if you missed World Backup Day, we’ve got you covered–just reach out to us at 020 7898 3500 and we can start a discussion about how you can keep your business’s data backup process as efficient and secure as possible.