It’s easy to take for granted the things we use every day. For example, do you realize how much you rely on electricity? When the power goes out, you do: no refrigerator, no lights, no A/C, and most importantly, no WiFi. You don’t realize how important your car is until you have to put it in the shop for a few days. And you don’t realize how fragile your files are until your server crashes.
If you own a business, that last example might hurt the worst.
Can you imagine? Years and years of files—important files and customer information—collecting inside your Documents folder. And then one day your entire system crashes, and those files are gone.
Your business plan took years to write, and now it’s gone. Every piece of information you have regarding your client list: gone. Contracts and financials and pictures—that video you had of your ribbon-cutting ceremony the day you opened the business’s doors…all gone.
Where does that leave you? Well, you know where. But this doesn’t have to happen. By backing up your files offline, you can avoid this situation entirely.
What Are My Options?
There are three ways to save and stores your files:
- Local Copy – saving to your computer
- Local Backup – saving files to a hard drive or pictures to a CD
- Offsite Backup – virtual standby servers
Local copy is the easiest and the least reliable option, as you can see in the above example. Local Backup is safe in case your computer crashes, but if something were to happen to the piece of equipment itself (a thumb drive, for example), you lose your files as well.
Offsite backup is the safest way to ensure the life of your files. With a company like CPT, we can bring replications of your files into a cloud-based service, ensuring the survival of your files regardless of what may happen to your computer equipment or business location.
At CPT of South Florida, we use a remote physical backup appliance that lets you securely and efficiently replicate your data in the cloud.
Value with CPT of South Florida
We have a track record of successfully integrating businesses into cloud-based replication and backup. This not only ensures files are secure but saves money in the process.
With us, you’ll get the benefit of:
- Significant cost savings, shorter recovery times, and longer retention time
- Operational peace of mind, knowing backup services function effortlessly within your IT environment
- Flexibility of service—features include file compression, encryption, and throttling
It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that budgeting for backing up your files isn’t necessary. But it can save you money, headaches, and possibly your business.
CPT can help streamline your server backup process with our secure and reliable solutions. These solutions will allow you to optimize your IT environment with services such as compression and encryption. Contact us today to learn more.