Why Do I Need To Backup?

Everyone knows what backup is, but many businesses don’t take it seriously. Or they underestimate the costs and risks of having inadequate or no backup in place.

At Muscatech, our backup technologies are flexible. For your mission critical systems, we can guarantee you will be up and running again within your business expectations following a major incident. Muscatech also guarantees you will lose no more than 15 minutes of work using our onsite recovery product.

Muscatech backup solutions provide both onsite hardware that keeps local copies of your backups to allow for fast recovery times. A further layer of cloud-based protection safeguards your business against natural disasters such as fire and flood. We will work with you to backup according to your budget to ensure risks are limited and your business is protected in a cost-effective way.

There are two key criteria that your backup solution must meet:

The Recovery Time Objective (RTO) & the Recovery Point Objective (RPO)

  • The RTO is the maximum amount of time your business can afford to be without a service while it is being restored.
  • The RPO is how often a backup needs to be taken of your systems.

questions Muscatech will ask you about backup

In the digital age, backup is an extremely important asset to any business. What is the worst thing that could happen if your backup doesn’t work when you need to rely on it?

Ultimately you need to think about what a backup disaster would it cost if something goes wrong? Don’t leave it too late to find out and contact Muscatech today to discuss our backup solutions to protect your business.

  • Do you have a backup plan in place, and does it meet your company requirements?
  • Do you take regular backups of your data and critical systems?
  • Are they monitored – do you know if your backup has failed?
  • Have your backups been tested? Can you rely on being able to restore your systems and data from your current backup when needed?
  • Are your backups secure? What happens if you get hacked? Can anyone tamper with your backups and damage or destroy them?
  • Are all your systems and data protected? Is there anything not being backed up that should be?
  • Would your business survive?

  • Could you be sued, or held accountable in court?

  • Would your reputation be damaged or destroyed?

  • What about jobs, orders, work in progress? Would your staff know where they left off?

  • How many hours would it take for your staff to re key everything? How much would this cost?

  • What happens if you do not have adequate coverage? Eg. Staff saving critical files in a location that is not backed up, such as a USB key, or somewhere on their local computer?