Backup and Recovery

Why should I consider backup services for my data?

Imagine the following scenario:

You are an ecommerce company who deals with customers through a database driven website. You store all the necessary customer & order details on your database. An error from a 3rd party contractor leads to your database becoming corrupted - and whatever you try, you can't get the data back.

Now, the same scenario with a backup service:

You are an ecommerce company who deals with customers through a database driven website. You store all the necessary customer & order details on your database. You use a RAID array to back up your data servers, in case the worst does happen. An error from a 3rd party contractor leads to your database becoming corrupted - but that's not an issue. You quickly reimport your backup database and you've only lost a few minutes worth of data.

Backing up data is essential for many businesses who could incur huge financial consequences if the data was lost or corrupted. This means that backup services are vital and should be strongly considered when purchasing many data centre services.