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It isn’t about how much it costs to backup; it’s about whether you can afford to be without it!

Cost - Risk

Backup has evolved, it has had to in order to meet modern day demands.

Digital data increases beyond levels you would imagine on an annual basis (90% of the worlds data was created in the last 2 years alone!) so what was an acceptable method of backing up over previous years just simply up to it anymore.

You backup for the sole purpose of being able to recover in unexpected situations. With the amount of data growth we see it is more important now than ever to have an effective process in place as well as a realistic and achievable RTO (Recovery Time Objective) and RPO (Recovery Point Objective).

Many conversations I have had have typically revolved around (and around and around) cost of backing up. This is typical and shows that there is a focus on the wrong thing.

The harsh truth is that the way you need to perceive your backup is different now. Your data is now more critical than ever, so shouldn’t the value you place on it increase as well?

Your business data is what drives your business and cannot be replicated if you lost it. So if you did lose it, can you confidently say that your current backup solution allows you to recover it quickly enough to meet your RTO.

If the answer to that is no, then you seriously need to consider investment into a more adequate solution.

It may be that it costs more but are you genuinely getting value? If you lost your data for just one day, can you calculate the loss of revenue and productivity to your business?

I suggest that undervaluing your data’s worth is risky and by realigning just how much value there is in an effective backup and recovery solution should be something all business owners should take.

About the Author

Written by Pete Hughes

Pete is currently Head of Product Management at Taylor Made Computer solutions. Pete has a strong "hands on" technical background that is crucial to his role in developing the TMCS product lines. Pete’s Technical experience includes VMware, Microsoft, Asigra, N-Able and Citrix technologies and is regularly seen at Managed Services and Hosting events in Europe and worldwide. When the time is available Pete enjoys a variety of water sports including Yacht racing and a passion for the mountains and anything that involves snow.