There is no way to predict the future; hard drives malfunction unpredictably, cyber-attacks are on the rise, and natural disasters may strike with little to no warning. To ensure data is secure, it needs to be backed up and quickly recoverable, so downtime is minimal when the unforecastable happens.
Neither off-site nor on-site backup are enough in the event a disaster strikes, and that has been the big driver behind cloud-based off-site backup. If a disaster happens, the data on backup media (off-site or on-site) will not be enough to fully recover. Replacement computer systems to restore the data will be needed, as will the networks that connect the systems.
Cyber-attacks are on the rise causing havoc for business of all sizes everywhere. And, while hackers and ransomware outbreaks are causing damage and making news headlines, old-school malware, spyware, and old-fashioned viruses continue to be among the leading reasons for system breaches and data loss.
With these types of threats, it’s not a matter of when a business will become a victim; it’s when.