3 Ways to Keep Your Data Safe
Posted on July 10, 2012
So, we have a thing for being redundant, especially when it comes to your data. Which is why we think it’s necessary to remind you that redundancy is a good thing - particularly in the world of data computing and storage.
Backing up your mission critical data is a no brainer, if it’s important to you- you make it your number one priotorty to keep it safe. But, just because it’s in a secure location, doesn’t mean it’s safe. What happens if that secure location goes off grid? It’s a must to back up that critical business data! Just as you would in a traditional server, it’s important to have a back up.
If your cloud provider hasn’t taken the time to catch you up on the why redundancy should be importnat in your cloud plan, let us help.
Find out 3 ways to be more redundant with your cloud server:
1. Create a second server with your current provider: This is the most obvious route to take. Place your main data in one server, in one of the data centers provided. Create a second server, placing a back up of all of your data, and place it in a different data center (with the same provider). Using two different data center locations, with the same provider, will give you extra security if one data center may experience technical problems.
2. Use multiple cloud providers:
Using the same cloud provider is great, but using multiple cloud providers, with multiple data centers…even better! If for some reason one cloud provider goes down, you’re able to go back up without hesitation. Where if you had only one cloud provider you’d be out of luck.
3. Create a DR plan and a Failback plan: Everyone thinking about creating a DR plan, what to do, and how to implement it. But what happens when your DR plan switches over, how do you switch back? While it’s great to have redundancies set into place, it’s important to create a “Failback” plan in order to switch over to your normal server. (Look for a post next week on tips for creating a Failback plan).
The more redundant you are with your plans, the safer your data will be. And in the end, isn’t that what we all want?
How do you stay redundant in the cloud? Let us know in the comments below!
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