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March 31, 2023

World Backup Day – Be prepared against data loss and theft

Let’s get backups trending in 2023

In today’s world, data has become an integral part of businesses across all industries. With the increasing reliance on digital systems and the Internet, data backup has become crucial for businesses of all sizes. This blog will explore the importance of digital data backup for all businesses, including giants like Samsung, film studios like Warner Brothers, government departments, pharmaceutical companies, banks, and fintech.  

Samsung, one of the world’s largest tech companies, experienced a major data loss due to a software bug that affected their data storage systems.  Film studios like Warner Brothers rely heavily on digital data for their productions. In the film & TV industries, digital data is used for everything from scripting and pre-production to post-production, virtual sets, and distribution. Losing data during any stage of production can lead to significant financial losses, delays, or entire projects getting cancelled. Government departments handle top secret, confidential and personal data, and they have a legal obligation to protect it. In the pharmaceutical industry, digital data is used for research and development, clinical trials, and regulatory compliance. Losing data during any of these stages can be costly and set back a drug’s development timeline and could be a small department within the organisation running a project outside of the main IT department backup routine.  

These events highlight the importance of a robust data backup plan. Without data backups, a business can suffer significant losses, both financially and in terms of reputation. Data loss can also lead to legal complications and breaches of confidentiality. Samsung’s situation demonstrates that no business is immune to data loss and that even the most technologically advanced companies need to be prepared.  

Banks and fintech companies also heavily rely on digital data for their operations. Banks use digital data to process transactions, manage customer accounts, and perform risk assessments. Fintech companies use digital data to develop and offer innovative financial products and services. Losing critical data in either of these industries can lead to significant financial losses, legal repercussions, and damage to reputation.  

In conclusion, digital data backup is critical for all businesses, regardless of industry or size. With the increasing reliance on digital systems and the Internet, the risk of data loss due to cyber-attacks, system failures, rogue employees, or natural disasters is higher than ever before. A data backup system can protect a business’s data, reputation, and financial stability. Therefore, businesses must invest in robust and secure data backup systems to ensure the continuity of their operations and maintain their customers’ trust.  

Backing up critical business data is essential for any organization, regardless of its size. Even small businesses can benefit from using an LTO drive and/or cloud storage to prevent data loss and protect business-critical information.  

Symply offers a complete range of backup solutions that cater to the needs of businesses and vertical markets. From Desktop and Rackmount LTO and Thunderbolt RAID protected storage through to fully encrypted desktop and rackmount S3 Native Private Cloud and Public Cloud supporting geo-replication for enhanced data durability.   

Symply Transporter and Symply Periphery are hardware solutions offering S3 Native Private Cloud, while Symply Nebula offers Public Cloud for backup applications  

Using LTO solutions offer several benefits to businesses. It provides a cost-effective and reliable backup solution, which is essential for maintaining business continuity. Additionally, LTO tape drives offer long-term storage, with tapes lasting up to 30 years, making them an ideal solution for archiving critical business data that needs to be stored for many years. Storing data offline provides an added layer of security often referred to as an “airgap”, protecting businesses from cyber-attacks and data breaches.  

Private Cloud solutions, such as SymplyPERIFERY, offer numerous benefits for organizations that prefer to keep their data and applications on-premises. The key drivers for organisations deploying private cloud solutions include data sovereignty, local performance requirements, and predictable costs that are not continually reoccurring.    With Private Cloud, organizations can exert greater control over costs, data management, and compliance, including customizing their security policies and ensuring regulatory compliance. It also eliminates the need to transfer data to public cloud storage, potentially reducing data egress costs.   Hybrid private and public backup and archive workflows are often deployed to meet PRO and TRO goals by making backups highly available and instantly recoverable, with older archive data moved to cold storage tiers in a public cloud. In conclusion, all businesses, from individuals to the largest cooperates in the world, should have a reliable data backup solution in place to prevent data loss and protect critical information. Symply offers a complete range of backup and archive solutions, with an ethos of Disk, Tape, and Cloud that can be tailored to the specific needs of businesses of all sizes.   


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