Ensure Your Business’ Future By Protecting Its Past
The business world relies on data; there’s no escaping it, and there shouldn’t be a desire to. Sophisticated data analysis is making business more efficient across the board. On this episode of the MarketScale Industrial IoT Podcast, Lane Leach, Senior Systems Engineer for Pinnacle Business Systems, sat down with host Sean Heath and they discussed the complex challenge of backing up a company’s critical systems.
The most reliable way to recover from a catastrophic data corruption event is to restore the necessary systems from their backups. As Leach points out, for many companies, those backups simply were not created, whether through oversight or lack of priority.
“It doesn’t take more than a few minutes of having that be unavailable to be a quick reminder of how important it really is,” he said.
The stark impact of not having a comprehensive backup plan is clearly reinforced during a crisis, according to Leach.
“It could cripple your business to the point where you may have to go out of business,” he said.
Leach explained that not all dangers are unforeseen. He described a situation occurring in California to illustrate the need to prepare for expected issues, as well.
“Because of fires, you have the major electrical utility provider making a proactive decision, in their case, to have power outages. Well, imagine your business being in one of those impacted and affected counties and not having power for several days,” he said. “Where is your data? Is that something your business can withstand?”
The majority of businesses focus on the wrong side of the data backup equation, offered Leach.
“If we approach high availability and business continuity from a perspective of the data, and not the equipment, let’s start there,” he suggested. “The place to start is: what can I live without?”
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