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In the digital era, data is the lifeblood of your business. Loss of data can lead to catastrophic consequences including operational disruptions, financial loss, and damage to your business reputation. Server backups provide an action plan for any of these events. Whether you have dedicated servers or rely on virtual machines, backups are essential.

Types of Servers

Depending on the nature of your business, you may rely on several types of servers:

  • Physical servers: A physical server is a single-tenant, bare metal machine that’s typically powerful and may be used to run a lot of applications.
  • Virtual servers: These types of servers run on a more powerful physical server. The host machine uses a hypervisor to allocate computing cores, memory, and storage to guest virtual machines, allowing resources to be used by multiple tenants.
  • NAS devices: Network Attached Storage devices are used to store large amounts of data and make it accessible to other devices on the network.
  • Cloud servers: It’s possible to rent virtual machines and other computing resources from cloud service providers, such as storage or databases. These instances typically run on shared hardware and may be leased long-term or on an ad hoc basis.

Why Are Server Backups Important?

Whether you have dedicated servers or use cloud hosting, server backups ensure your data is always available. Nowadays, organizations must contend with potential hardware failures, cyberattacks, and other security concerns. Cloud service providers may offer some guarantees about the availability of their infrastructure, but they typically use a shared responsibility model. This means they’ll take care of the parts they control, but if you can change it, you need to take care of it.

Under the shared responsibility model, the customer is responsible for the data stored on servers. With IaaS models, the customer is responsible for almost everything except the physical infrastructure. If you’re hit by a ransomware attack or fail to patch an OS or application-level vulnerability, your data is at risk. With the number of ransomware attacks almost doubling between 2022 and 2023, cybersecurity and backups should be a priority for all organizations.

    Backup Solutions

    Take regular backups and follow best practices to ensure your backups are valid, reliable, and always available. If a backup policy isn’t part of your business continuity plan, you’re at risk of serious data loss.
    If you do have a backup plan, review it regularly to confirm it covers all your organization’s critical data. Test your backup recovery procedures so you can feel confident they’ll work in an emergency.

    Here are a few who we partnered up with to provide you backup solutions. Find out which one fits you best or get help from our technical sales team (recommended).

    Excepta

    Open-E Authorized Partner

    Excepta is for modern entrepreneurs who burst with ideas and energy, who want to use their opportunities online locally, where and when they want, without IT bothering them or becoming a risk. Excepta guarantees that with an ingenious safety shield that protects your business data and makes it available again in an emergency, without exceptions. One thing is certain, it will go wrong once, but when it does, Excepta ensures that you can continue to work immediately and without headaches.

    ServerDirect & Excepta Solution

    QNAP

    Open-E Authorized Partner


    QNAP stands as the premier choice for businesses that demand resilience and security in their data management systems. Tailored for dynamic enterprises facing the continuous challenge of data safety and accessibility, QNAP ensures your business is always prepared for the unexpected. Our robust backup solutions safeguard your critical data against any disruption, guaranteeing a quick recovery and continuity of operations, no matter the circumstances. With QNAP, data vulnerabilities are expertly mitigated, allowing you to focus on growth and innovation without the concern of data loss. When the inevitable occurs, trust QNAP to restore your operations swiftly and efficiently, ensuring that your business never misses a beat.

    ServerDirect & QNAP Solution

    Best Practices for Server Backups

    Whether you have dedicated servers or use cloud hosting, server backups ensure your data is always available:

    1. Automate your backups: Schedule your backups to run automatically so they’re not forgotten.
    2. Practice redundancy: It’s better to have multiple copies you don’t need than one corrupt copy that’s useless.
    3. Test your backups regularly: Your backup policy was fine a year ago, but did you update the script when you switched database platforms?
    4. Encrypt your backups: If you’re backing up sensitive data, make sure it’s properly protected
    5. Use the 3-2-1-1-0 Rule: Have at least three backups of your data on two different media, with one off-site and one that is offline, air-gapped, or immutable for zero errors after automated backup testing and recoverability verification with Veeam Data Platform.
    6. Consider regulatory requirements: If you’re required to retain data for auditing purposes or the data is sensitive in any way, are your backups being held in accordance with the relevant regulatory requirements?

    Following these backup best practices will ensure that if you’re hit by a ransomware attack or server outage, you’ll be able to recover quickly, with minimal disruption for your clients.

    Top 5 Advantages of Our Backup Solutions

    1. Data Security and Protection: Our backup solutions offer robust security measures, including end-to-end encryption, ensuring that your data is protected from unauthorized access, corruption, or theft. This level of security is crucial for maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of sensitive business data.
    2. Disaster recovery: In the event of a system failure, cyber-attack, or natural disaster, having a reliable backup system in place ensures that your critical data can be quickly restored. This minimizes downtime and helps maintain business continuity, protecting you from significant operational and financial impacts.
    3. Compliance and Regulatory Adherence: Many industries are governed by strict data protection and privacy regulations. Our backup solutions help you comply with these legal requirements, avoiding potential legal and financial penalties associated with non-compliance.
    4. Scalability: As your business grows, so does your data. Our backup solutions are designed to scale with your business, offering flexible storage options and customizable features to meet your evolving needs. This scalability ensures that you are always equipped with a backup solution that fits your business size and complexity.
    5. Ease of Management and Monitoring: With user-friendly interfaces and automated processes, our backup solutions simplify the task of managing and monitoring backups. This not only saves time and resources but also provides peace of mind knowing that your data is continuously being backed up without the need for constant manual intervention.

    Essential Across Industries for Security and Compliance

    It’s common for businesses to store huge amounts of information from customer and financial records to emails and business-critical documents. Servers are used for almost everything, making server backups necessary for any business continuity plan.

    • To protect patient records and comply with regulations like HIPAA.

    • Ensures continuity of care and supports medical research.

    • To safeguard financial data against breaches and comply with regulations such as GDPR and SOX.

    • Essential for maintaining trust and operational integrity.

    • To secure sensitive citizen data and ensure government services remain uninterrupted.

    • Protects against cyber threats and data loss incidents.

    • To preserve academic records, research data, and ensure educational continuity.

    • Supports remote learning and academic integrity.

    • To protect customer information and transaction data.

    • Essential for e-commerce and maintaining customer trust.

    • To safeguard production data and intellectual property.

    • Supports supply chain management and operational continuity.

    • To ensure data integrity for clients and cloud-based services.

    • Critical for service reliability and customer trust.

    • To protect digital assets, such as films and music, and ensure content availability.

    • Supports copyright protection and revenue generation.

    In each of these industries, data backup is not just a matter of operational necessity but also a critical component of risk management, regulatory compliance, and maintaining competitive advantage.