If you’re tasked with ensuring your organization maintains best practices in your corporate IT, you’ll already be well-acquainted with the need for effective backup and disaster recovery (DR) strategies for your data. You may even have structured a solid approach to maintain continuity of systems. But have you considered a second server approach integrated with IT support in Orange County?
The Potential Pitfalls of Existing Practices
Typically, existing approaches to protecting your data involve backing up to local media and storing regular copies of those backups off-site. You may also be using the internet to back up data to off-site repositories, perhaps in the cloud. If you use managed IT services in Orange County to run cloud computing platforms, you may already have a component of this. But have you considered the cost of the time it could take to restore both your data and your servers in case of a disaster?
The Cost of Spinning Up Servers
Even if you have a reliable (and tested) data backup and recovery regime in place, you can lose valuable business time installing and commissioning hardware if you suffer a hardware failure or human mistake that takes out your mission-critical server. This has to be added to the time it will take to access the last backup, verify the integrity of the data, and upload that data before you can even go live again with your production services.
Second Server On-Site Saves Service Stability
One option is to maintain a second server on-site. Your data backup regime can be expanded by IT support in Orange County to include maintaining the latest good copy of your data on this server, in addition to your off-site backups. If the worst happens and your main server goes down, you don’t even have to spin-up the backup server. It’s already up and running (and you know it works), so your services can easily failover to the second server.
Managed Monitoring of On-Site Servers
In this age of increasing adoption of cloud computing, managed services, and remote provision of IT support, you may wonder how having a second server on-site fits into the mix. Thankfully, the technologies available for everything from infrastructure provisioning to server monitoring and maintenance means that managed providers of IT services can often handle most, if not all, of the support needs for your second on-site server, as well.
The world of IT support, security, DR, and backups can be challenging. We hope the second server approach has provided fresh hope. At Technijian Corporation, we can advise you on IT support in Orange County. Get in touch to learn more.