Most Common Storage and Backup Strategies
Storage and backup options have advanced in technological sophistication over the last few years, especially when it comes to cloud computing.
To help you determine what might work best for you, here is a side-by-side comparison of some of the most common storage and backup options available today:
- Tape backup – Yes, some companies still resort to this archaic form backup and storage (no offense intended if your business is one of them). The only benefit this option offers these days is, well, you can see the tapes…we guess? Otherwise, you’re dealing with something that has no standardized system, a medium that degrades over time, potential catastrophic results if a disaster strikes your facility and the need to cycle tapes in and out of rotation as you delete old, unnecessary data to make room for new stuff.
- Local backup – This is a better backup and storage option for businesses that have a slow or metered internet connection since online backup requires a high Internet usage.
- Multicloud, software-defined storage (SDS) – SDS is software-virtualized storage with a service management interface that enables multiple storage pools. These pools included a virtualized data path, standard management APIs, scalability, and usage transparency and self-service usability. Organizations like yours use SDS in multicloud environments to prevent storage silos.
Modern backup solutions make sense not only for offering better protection to your data at better prices, but also for the added features that can be beneficial to your business. 2W Tech has IT Consultants on staff that specialize in security solutions and can help discuss what solution is the best fit for your organization. Give us a call today.