Data Backup and Disaster Recovery
It’s critical that you plan ahead to prevent vital data from being lost because once it’s gone, it can be impossible to fully recover. Scale Technology is a data recovery company that is passionate about helping our clients become proactive rather than reactive. That way, if the power goes out, your office is flooded, or lighting strikes your system, you will experience as little downtime and data loss as possible.
Scale delivers enterprise-level disaster recovery protection, ensuring that your company is prepared for data disasters of every kind.
When disaster strikes–whether in the form of a cyberattack, a natural disaster, or an unfortunate accident–you need to ensure that your mission-critical data is secure and recoverable. Scale Technology ensures that you have redundant protection through local data center backups, cloud backups, and onsite image-based backups.
Focused on Safety
We have a saying in the IT world, “If it’s only saved in one place, it doesn’t exist.” That’s because data that is erasable and not accessible in an emergency is vulnerable. As a data recovery company, our team of IT professionals is focused on ensuring the safety and continuity of your business. Our techs will ensure that your backups are properly installed and managed using industry best practices. Our data protection services include:
- Disaster recovery
- Data backup
- Data restoration
- Data retention and reporting
- Infrastructure design and architecture
- High availability and shared storage
With the proper procedures and backups in place, Scale can help your business to restore your data in seconds, your servers in minutes, and your entire digital work environment within 48 hours of an event or disaster.
Why You Need a Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan
Even small data losses (100 files or fewer) can throw a wrench in your company’s efficiency, costing you time and money as a business owner. And while data loss may feel like a distant threat, the total volume of data loss in comapnie across America has increased by over 400% in the past two years. Insecure networks, an increase in natural disasters and extreme weather, and a rise in ransomware and other vicious malware all attribute to this alarming statistic.
But no matter what the cause, data loss can cost you more than money. There are many reasons to consider implementing a solid data backup and recovery plan as soon as possible.
Defend Against a Variety of Threats
Where there is data, there is the risk of losing that data–or having it stolen. Data is a mission-critical component of your business, and this leaves it vulnerable to a variety of threats that can lead to data loss or leaks. Threats to your data include:
- Sudden power outages
- Natural disasters
- Physical damage to devices and hardware
- Cyberattacks like ransomware
- Internal sabotage
- Human error
While you may have protected your data from one or more of these threats, most companies have blind spots that allow damage to slip through. Even a small vulnerability can put your data in danger. This makes it even more important for you to develop a comprehensive plan to help you navigate disaster and data loss, should it occur.
And that’s where Scale steps in!
Protect Against Ransomware
Ransomware is becoming such a major problem that it deserves a section of its own. Ransomware viruses hold your data hostage in return for payment. If you do not have the proper backups in place, your only option to get your data back is to pay. But if you do pay the ransom, you are much more likely to become a target a second time because you will be labeled an “easy mark.” And even worse, half the time you don’t even get your data back after you pay.
In these cases, the best defense is a good offense. If you have proper backups and disaster recovery plans in place, you can just retrieve uninfected versions of your data and restore it to your cleaned device or to a new, uninfected one.
Prevent Loss of Productivity
Almost every business relies on its data to run efficiently. Your CRM, your patient files, your marketing assets, your financial spreadsheets, your notes…everything is data! If that data is lost or locked away, productivity inevitably suffers. And the longer you go without recovering your data, the longer your employees go without being able to complete their jobs. So you’re paying them to do nothing while you also have to deal with disgruntled customers and the loss of new business. If you’re in a heavily regulated industry, you may also be at risk of violating compliance which can come with hefty fines.