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Security Trilogy: Part Three – Remote Backup Protection

In this blog series, we talked about how to protect core data as well as how to quickly recover data in the worst situation, such as when the local system has been occupied and the system is shut down. This is the time to avoid putting our eggs in the same basket. Through remote backup, the risk is dispersed by storing backup in the remote device, and disaster recovery can be achieved in real-time for a more complete backup plan.

What is Remote Backup Protection

Generally speaking, almost all companies need a plan for remote backup protection. Remote backup protection provides assurance and risk management for enterprise data and services. Effective planning with the use of appropriate storage devices reduces downtime during disasters. A comprehensive remote backup plan provides good tolerance for risk and disaster, preventing subsequent serious situations from escalating.

The most important considerations for effective remote backup protection are the backup period and multiple points of backup. On average, companies only need to back up once a day, but this is also dependent on the importance of the data. Companies can focus on the increasing frequency of backup when it comes to the most important core data.

We can find out from the above table that real-time data synchronization of core data is the trend of remote backup. If real-time data synchronous can be achieved, it can bring better file backup efficiency and is more conducive to cross-department or branch file synchronization and collaboration.

Cost Efficiency Remote site

Now let’s be a little realistic. Remote backup often requires two or three nodes to achieve full security, which means that in addition to the primary device used by companies, it is necessary to spend extra money to build an off-site device. If a company chooses Tier 1 storage devices, the average cost on backup is around $350-450 USD per TB. Therefore, it is expensive to build One remote backup site.

Unlike the primary device that requires strong performance or other powerful features, the main job of remote backup equipment is to store backup data. Therefore, consider of cost efficiency, the target of remote backup device will be large-capacity and satisfy the data security in the same time. When selecting a remote backup device, we suggest that you can plan out the amount of storage capacity you need first and consider each vendor’s solution carefully. Also, You can use our XCalc to calculate the capacity you need!

Security Trilogy Ecosystem

QSAN's data security trilogy is a holistic concept that helps you deploy your data security plan more specifically in the fight against data threats. To summarize, you can protect the most important core data through the first layer of protection. If the device is still invaded, fast recovery can be used as the second layer of protection to recover your service. But, if things go further south and the local device is occupied, remote backup can act as the third layer of protection to quickly restore the system online and maintain business operations, reducing the most serious losses of data threat-downtime.

Of course, it is definitely not easy to establish a complete data security plan. So choosing effective and simple storage software can save a lot of trouble. Through these series of blogs, we hope that you can understand the key points in establishing data security and complete a security plan of your own in the most efficient way.

The blog series is about enterprise security solutions. It is best to read and follow along with the Trilogy in its sequential order:

· Core Data Protection that you can use for preventing any data threats.

· Smart Quick Recovery that helps you reduce RTO to a minimum.

· Offsite Recovery that protects your service even when your local system is attacked.

To learn more about the QSAN Security Trilogy for ransomware, check out these additional resources:

· Data Protection Solution

· Business Protection Solution

· QSM security trilogy Application note

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