What’s the Best Backup Strategy?

how to choose a backup strategy

Backup solutions have evolved significantly since the days when full and differential backup were the only options. The best backup strategy for your company largely depends on the size of your organization and your RTO (Recovery Time Objective) and RPO (Recovery Point Objective).

RTO is the maximum period of time within which a business process must be restored after a disruption. RPO is the determined maximum period of time that can pass during which data is lost. Can you afford to lose 3 hours of data, or no more than 15 minutes? These numbers will go a long way in helping you determine the timing for your backup strategy and the best backup solution.

Backup solutions also vary by company size. Because the majority of small businesses will manage far less data than enterprise organizations, and they use SaaS applications that automatically backup files in the cloud, some of them can get away with doing only basic full backup. Once these businesses grow and accumulate data at a faster rate, they will need to switch to a more affordable solution.

Modern enterprises require backup solutions that cover a variety of platforms and applications including chat, email and business applications. Many require end point data on users’ devices to be backed up as well. To effectively cover all of these platforms and applications, a multi-feature, integrated backup solution is increasingly demanded.

Our slideshow “Choosing a Backup Strategy” reviews the basic types of backups, newer backup features and the advantages these solutions offer different types of organizations.

To learn more about backup solutions, view our backup slideshow on SlideShare:

http://www.slideshare.net/DataFoundry/choosing-a-backup-strategy-69957520