Most business executives and owners, especially individuals who are dealing with significant tech and data issues, are aware of the need for local on-site data backup services.

Unfortunately, data files can accidentally be deleted. Hardware and server issues can also add significant problems to the situation. Additionally, there are many important reasons for off-site cloud backup systems including protecting data files from:

  • Floods
  • Devastating Wildfires
  • Earthquakes
  • Electrical Fires
  • Tornados
  • Chemical explosions

Accessing off-site data storage typically involves the use of an internet connection. In some circumstances when the internet is down, there are times when someone has to drive to the off-site data storage location to retrieve the data files.

Business owners can save a tremendous amount of time and money with advanced planning that involves the restoration of lost or missing data files. Having the ability to locate lost data from nearby media such as a backup hard drive can save businesses from many headaches.

There are many critical considerations for ideal off-site backup solutions. The most effective elements should include the following characteristics:

  • An off-site backup should be physically secure with safe and locked access. The best approach should also include a trusted security guard who can check, verify, and control access to trusted employees and secure data files.
  • It must have a sufficient distance away from the original site. Having the off-site backup in another room down the hall is not the answer especially if a fire destroys the whole building. We strongly recommend that you explore creating the off-site backup data center in another secure building that is located in a different part of town, village, or corporate park. The data center could even be found in another state or another country.

We hope that you have found this information helpful. To learn more about offsite backup, contact Hart Office Solutions today.