When disaster strikes, whether that be due to a natural disaster or manmade occurrence like a cyber-attack, having effective solutions in place to protect your data and business is essential. Excessive downtime can be extremely costly for companies, so implementing Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions can guarantee a business is prepared for any unforeseen event.
When deciding on the appropriate solution to ensure business continuity, businesses tend not to realize the importance of having both Backup and Disaster Recovery, often believing that implementing just one solution is sufficient.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the importance of both solutions and how to best utilize Acronis Backup and Disaster Recovery, specifically in our Malta Data Centers.
The Importance of Data Backup
Data Backup has become a crucial component to the successful running of any company, with potential risks being posed in many forms. Cyber-attacks are rife, with hackers, ransomware and viruses being a huge threat to data security, as well as potential natural disasters that could destroy or severely damage data centers.
In effect, Data Backup, or Backup as a Service (BaaS), is a copy of all of your data securely stored on a remote server, with systems in place to make restoring it in the event of a disaster as quick and seamless as possible.
Why Disaster Recovery is Essential
Disaster Recovery is a lot more than just data backup – it’s a strategic plan and set of processes put in place to not only protect business data in the event of failure or disaster, but to allow them to rapidly reinstate access to their data and other IT resources, in order for business operations to reconvene as quickly as possible.
Disaster Recovery plans tend to include failover processes, allowing businesses to switch to redundant servers and continue running without interruption. A robust Disaster Recovery plan will guarantee a low Recovery Time Objective (RTO), meaning the time interval between disaster striking and your business operations resuming as normal will be significantly short.
Malta Data Centers for Backup and Disaster Recovery
When it comes to choosing your Backup and Disaster Recovery site, there are some fundamental factors that need to be considered. Other than the proximity of the site from that of your primary data center, uptime, connectivity and safety from natural disasters are all key to choosing the right location.
Ranked as the second safest country in the world in terms of natural disasters, Malta proves to be a low risk location that is optimal for DR and backup, with strong infrastructure in place guaranteeing minimal concern of downtime. In fact, each of NetShop ISP’s three Malta data centers are strategically located within industrial areas where there are no hazards or potential threats, and operate with a 2N redundancy model on critical systems, proving a popular choice for iGaming, Blockchain and other Financial industries who heavily rely on their IT infrastructure.
Acronis Backup and Disaster Recovery with NetShop ISP
Our Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution utilizes Acronis Cyber Cloud Infrastructure (ACI), meaning our customers get access to 3 core services; Cloud Backup, Application and Servers Recovery and Malware Scanning.
Implemented within just 2 business days, our solution provides quick and robust premium protection for all of your critical data, with RTO of up to just 5 minutes.
Get in touch with our Cyber security experts to discuss the optimal Disaster Recovery plan for your organization.