I met with a prospect yesterday to discuss their IT systems and needs. They backup to a NAS device on site with no offsite backup except quarterly. This a fairly significant operation with a number of locations and all the data returns to this headquarters office. So one small fire, water damage, theft, vandalism, broken pipe, tornado – hurricane etc. and this organization loses all of their data. It amazes me that folks can so blase’ about their operational data. There are cost effective approaches to get the data backed up to at least be taken offsite!
There are also some very nice solutions that include fast onsite hard drive to hard drive backup combined with offsite backup and pre-configured server recovery from the backup device. We represent both Zenith and Barracuda solutions in this space.
The Barracuda Backup Service makes three backup copies of an organization’s primary data: one local backup and two offsite data backups to geographically-separate data centers.