A few weeks ago I did a short walkthrough video of the old OzServers data centre that we were helping to decommission in East Brisbane. In that video, I talked about some of the features that are now standard in modern data centres that just didn't exist when that facility was built in the 1980's (before I was born!).
Many businesses have shifted significant portions of their operations to the cloud in recent years, alleviating the stress once associated with running servers and maintaining infrastructure in-house. With that shift, though, has come a potential peril: a loss of service due to equipment failure, power outages or dropped internet connections.
Most business owners know the value of having data backups in case of a system failure. But if you’re only making on-site backups — either to an external hard drive or a USB thumb drive — you’re leaving your data vulnerable.
Regardless of your industry, you’re likely storing information that is critical to your business continuity. Information like billing records, product databases, and personnel files serve as the heart of your operations. Protecting this irreplaceable data requires a comprehensive backup strategy with both on-site and off-site components.