Effective data protection and disaster recovery planning
When a disaster hits your business will you be able to reassure your customers it’s “business as usual”?
Small businesses need to have an effective data protection and disaster recovery plan to ensure business continuity. This provides the added benefit of keeping their data safe if a disaster occurs.
Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers are the most practical solution. They really are the best way of keeping your data safe in these type of circumstances!
- They’re cost effective
- They require little or no support
- They have a high level of protection
NAS units synchronize your data and can back up your data to each other over the internet. So if a disaster ever hits, you’re safe!
As well as features that extend services, they also allow access to central storage with sharing data both internally and remotely.
How much is your data worth?
If your customer data, business related documents, reports or financial data are the key components your business relies on, what happens once they are lost? They are essential in running your business so let’s help your protect them on a NAS.
According to the Annual report from the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Benchmark Council, “Reported losses from outages ranged from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars with nearly 20% indicating losses of more than $50,000 to over $5 million.”
Furthermore, according to the same report, 60% of respondents did not have a Disaster Recovery Plan and 40% said theirs did not work.
With those chilling statistics in mind consider the following; purchasing a NAS for ~$1000 or less could SAVE your business from loosing all your valuable information. Isn’t that a smart investment? Yes, it is when your data is worth at least 10 times more than it costs to protect it!
A NAS costing under $1000 can provide a variety of features such as having 4-6TB (terabytes) of data storage space- sufficient for many a small business. This includes the build in redundancy that protects your data!
It’s no longer expensive to protect, share and store information if seen as an investment!
Here are a couple of options for you under $1,000 so you can get started!
QNAP TS-453A 8GB Professional-grade diskless NAS - prices start at $589
Synology DS918+ 9TB (3x3TB) w/ Seagate Ironwolf Enterprise Hard Drives