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Backup… Cloud or Local?

With so many backup solutions whats the best one for you?

Advantages / Disadvantages of Cloud ::

  • Your data is safe and secure in a data centre, most have UK, European and US data centres which can also backup to each other offering excellent redundancy.
  • You can set and forget once you have told the software what to backup and the frequency you require.
  • Many offer versioning (keeps multiple versions of the same document as you make changes) at no additional cost.
  • You will be using Enterprise hardware and security.
  • Should you need to restore a large amount of data you may find this slow as you will be at the mercy of your broadband speed.

Advantages of local ::

  • Your backups are onsite so easy and fast to restore should you need to.
  • A member of staff will need to be responsible for changing the backup drives, so there is always a danger that this is forgotten.
  • We can backup a complete server which will make it faster to restore in a disaster.
  • With multiple backup drives you reduce the risk of hardware failure.

Without a doubt the answer is to combine these two methods with a Hybrid solution, keeping data onsite but backing up critical files in the cloud. To find out more or to discuss this further please call Roy on 012o6 576043 or email roy@tcssupport.co.uk.

 

 

Cyber Essentials

Cyber essentials

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a government initiative designed to provide an easy to follow framework for SME’s, looking to protect themselves against Cyber Attack.
This information offers some basic steps small businesses can easily take to protect against Cyber Attack. As there is an increasing risk and awareness of this type of attack. Many of our clients have already implemented some of the suggestions detailed within this document.

If you would like more information about this initiative or some basic information on how best to safeguard your business please contact us on:

securityadvice@tcssupport.co.uk