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Here’s Why BDR is WAY Better Than Backing Up Your Data With Tape

Data backup, regardless of its form, is a critical component of any modern IT infrastructure. If you’re not using data backup or disaster recovery, your business could be risking crippling data loss. Even if your infrastructure is protected from typical threats like viruses and malware, these security solutions aren’t going to prevent a devastating hardware failure.

My Data Is Backed Up, So I Can Recover It Fast, Right?

Here’s a big (and scary) misconception you might have about your data backups: “backing up your data guarantees a fast recovery”. It does NOT! In short, data backup is nothing more than copying files. There are a number of ways data can be backed up, both manually and automatically—and you don’t need to know all the technical ins and outs of them. But what you DO need to know is whether your current backup is set up in a way that would allow for the fastest possible recovery time in the event of a disaster or data-erasing event. You might be shocked to find out it’s not as fast and easy as you’d like to think.

The True, Hard Facts About Data Loss

The average failure rate of disk and tape drives is 100% - ALL DRIVES WILL EVENTUALLY FAIL.
Only 34% of companies test their backups, and of those who do, 77% have found failures.
60% of companies that lose their data will go out of business within 6 months of the disaster.

The Difference Between Backup,
Disaster Recovery And Business Continuity

If you think “data backup” is synonymous with “disaster recovery” and aren’t sure what “business continuity” means, you’re not alone. Most of the business owners we talk to make the mistake of not knowing the difference and end up paying the price when data is lost, a network goes down or a disaster prevents them from accessing their physical office and the server inside.