While many business owners already know that having both a data backup and data replication solution is in fact important; many are unaware of which solution provides more advantages for their business objectives.
Asigra’s cloud backup blog post labeled “The Differences between Backup and Replication,” written by Samantha Morris describes the advantages and disadvantages of both. Morris mentions, “Having both replication and a backup system in place is the ideal scenario – achieving both high availability for business continuity and the ability to restore for a point in time backup, but it can be expensive. If the ideal situation is cost prohibitive for your organization, the best solution is to utilize a service based on a backup platform that can create a virtual replica of your environment versus replication.”
Our team at Data Storage Corporation agrees that while having both solutions can be expensive – the potential loss of losing one’s data is far greater than the loss of money spent on data recovery. To see how we define the difference between data backup and replication, please visit our DSC glossary.
If you’re interesting in learning more about the importance of data replication and data backup solutions, please visit our DSC services page for more information.
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