Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions have ZERO return on investment… until the day you have to use them.
Mytech backup and disaster recovery solutions focus on the RECOVERY, not the backup. Too many Small and Medium Businesses focus on finding the least expensive backup solution without understanding the recovery capabilities of the backup, which can be costly in the event of data loss. Luckily, there are simple ways to determine the appropriate budget and solution for any size company.
In order to rely on a backup solution to be available when you need it, every aspect of the backup solution needs to be monitored and managed – including sending data off-site. The backup software, the individual backup jobs, the physical backup target (including redundancy), the off-site replication, and off-site data storage - all of these components need to be working to ensure a successful recovery in the event of a data loss.
Mytech has defined a few key backup solutions that we support and meet all of the management and monitoring criteria above. The different solutions have different recovery capabilities to help meet the varying situations, recovery objectives and individual budgets of our customers.
When helping you decide which backup solution you need, we focus on a couple of important objectives of backup and disaster recovery: Recovery Time Objective (RTO), or the time it takes to recover from a loss; and Recovery Point Objective (RPO), or the point in time to which you would like to recover. Most SMB backups today are able to provide an RPO of between 1 and 4 hours from the time a loss occurred – meaning that in the event that you had to recover from a data loss, you would expect to lose up to the 4 hours of data immediately before the loss. Where the cost of backup solutions will increase dramatically depends on how fast you want to recover or RTO. As the RTO approaches less than an hour or within minutes, the redundancy required to meet the desired objectives is often cost prohibitive for most SMBs. The difference in both time to recover and price varies significantly between solutions. Premium backup and disaster recovery solutions on the market today will return your company to production in between 1 and 4 hours, where the standard (lower cost) solutions provide an RTO of between 24 and 72 hours.
Let us help you work through all the variables of backup and disaster recovery to find the solution that will meet your organization’s recovery needs. To learn more about what you need to know and the questions you need to ask about backup and disaster recovery, watch one of our recorded webinars below.