BACKUP & DISASTER RECOVERY

The dependence on data and the need to always access it, is at an all time high. The overall amount of data that the average business uses is growing at a phenomenal rate, along with the expectation to recover that data quickly. RTOs (Recovery Time Objectives) are shrinking each year as companies try to meet the challenge of their expanding data size. The answer lies in a Backup and Disaster Recovery system that is well thought out and designed to meet both your RPOs (Recovery Point Objectives) and RTOs.

Data Loss Statistics

Data loss is preventable! With so many potential issues, StepUP IT can ensure recovery is possible, regardless of what may cause the disruption.

  • 6% of all PCs will suffer an episode of data loss per year
  • Human error is the number two reason for data loss, hardware failure being the first
  • According to a Google study, one in every two drives will fail every five years
  • Viruses cause 4–7 % of all data loss
  • 34% of businesses fail to test their backup
  • 77% of businesses find that tape based backups fail
  • More than 50% of businesses who lose their data completely, go out of business within six months

Backing Up Your Data:
The 3-2-1 Rule

When it comes to data backup & disaster recovery, we recommend that you follow the industry standard of 3-2-1. Always have 3 copies of your data, stored in 2 different locations, and have 1 copy off-site. This will increase your chances of being able to retrieve your data, no matter the circumstances or the disaster that comes your way.

Our team of backup professionals will work with you to design a backup plan that is based on your recovery objectives, finding the one that works best in your environment. Remember that a backup is only as good as your most recent test restore. We test all backups regularly as part of our managed backup services.

Key Considerations

  • What data do you want to backup?
  • What is the total size of the backup?
  • What kind of retention period do you need?
  • What servers do you have, and are they virtualized?
  • What options for backup software will work for you?
  • What is your current plan and current media?
  • Would cloud-based backup be a good fit for you?

Disaster Recovery Plan

Some companies do not have a well thought out recovery plan, and to make it even worse, many IT service providers do not take time to discuss a disaster recovery plan (DRP) with their clients. Studies show that 40% of businesses rated their recovery plan as poor or inadequate.

StepUP’s Disaster Recovery planning allows our team to collaborate with yours: securing data, tailoring technology, and providing you with a customized DRP that will ensure your most important assets – IT systems, applications, and business files – are restorable following a disaster recovery event. This plan becomes the technical how-to part of your overall Business Continuity Plan (BCP), creating a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) plan.

Why StepUP IT for your Backup & Disaster Recovery Needs?

We partner with industry leaders to implement proven DR technology that is scalable and cost effective. Whether you are protecting a few files or an entire data center, we have the knowledge and experience in designing, implementing, and maintaining comprehensive disaster recovery solutions. We deploy a time-tested, managed backup process that utilizes best practices and ensures your data is protected and always available. 

Since 2001, StepUP IT Services has been helping businesses in Eugene and throughout Oregon with their technology needs. We are your IT partner. We manage and maintain your technology, empowering your organization to reach its goals. Making you happy is what makes us happy.

228 Grimes St. Eugene, OR 97402

 

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