Disaster-hardening data takes backup tape solutions

By Michael
October 21, 2014

There are certain times of the year and parts of the country that are more prone to disasters than others. However, there are few companies that can claim that they’re totally impervious to a natural or digital crisis without first hardening their systems. Whether it’s a hack or a storm, both can have devastating effects on continuity and corporate longevity.

As Government Security News pointed out, a lot of businesses may have gotten lucky this year. It’s almost the end of the hurricane season, and so far there haven’t been any substantially damaging landfalls or regional impacts. When looking at the last few years’ worth of major storms and how hard they hit the Gulf Coast and the Eastern seaboard, backup tape becomes increasingly important.

That’s because it’s not enough to simply store records on-site. In the event of a catastrophe, remote recall of essential content through tape tracking software can allow businesses to recover far more quickly. After all, there may not be an Internet connection at an office, even if power is restored, depending on how severe the storm was.

Apart from a remote backup tape storage facility, GSN also recommended generating a means of prioritizing certain files as most important in the event of a disaster. It’s also wise to conduct tests of these systems before an event so as to ensure that they all function properly when they’re really needed.

Most of all, organizations should be aware of the threats around them. In some parts of the world, winter blizzards are approaching, while others may be in for ongoing droughts. Having a crisis plan in place with B&L’s backup tape solutions like Vertices ensures continuity can be upheld. Offline records are easily retrievable even after the worst imaginable storms may strike.

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