This Valentine's Day, us here at Tocyn IT would like to invite every business to "Show Their Data Some Love" by simply asking these 10 questions to their current "Backup" provider. If they can't, give us a call and we'll be happy to Show Your Data Some Love!
Happy Valentine's Day!
1. Do you provide a hybrid cloud backup solution?
A hybrid cloud backup solution is optimal to achieve intelligent business continuity, as it encapsulates the best of the private and public models to form a feature rich, highly efficient, and affordable system.
2. Can you provide my client instant local virtualization?
Downtime costs you and your client money. Being down for hours is simply unacceptable. Current Backup solutions should allow you to have servers booting instantly locally, so that client services can be restored and back in the right place in a matter of minutes.
3. Can you provide proof of backup?
What proof do you have of successful data backup? Your Backup vendor should be able to provide screenshot verification.
4. Do you virtualize off-site?
It’s imperative to offer clients the peace of mind that their critical business infrastructure can be brought online quickly in the cloud. This allows continuous uptime.
5. Do you deliver an off-site sync method that manages bandwidth?
It’s critical that a Backup solution be able to prioritize if data is local or off-site, thus managing bandwidth to provide greater flexibility, increased reliability and higher transfer speeds of your off-site backups.
6. Do you have multiple data centers, in geographically diverse locations?
This is important for three reasons. First, it ensures that even if data is removed locally, there is a secure copy off-site that can be restored. Second, it saves money because your local device capacity does not have to cover your entire backup repository. And third, in case of a regionalized disaster, at least one data center location must not be affected.
7. Do you offer flexible contracts and upgrade policies?
Constant change is a fact of life in IT. It’s critical to select a vendor whose goal is to help its clients succeed, by offering flexible contracts and upgrade policies. Also, in the unfortunate event that a vendor is lost, it’s important you are not on the hook for their Backup contract.
8. Do you provide US-based technical support?
If you’re in the middle of a backup or disaster crisis, you need the best technical and customer support available, at the time it’s required.
9. How much data do I currently have?
Every Backup vendor should be able to tell you relatively quickly exactly how much data you are currently backing up. If they can't then how do you know that it's really being backed up?
10. Do you offer Intelligent Business Continuity?
Only an intelligent business continuity solution takes BDR to the next level, to mitigate risk and keep your clients’ systems running in the event of a technical or natural disaster