Why backups are important?

What’s the most important, irreplaceable thing in your possession? The memories of the experiences you had. If you took photos of your wedding, or a video of your child’s first steps, you trust your hard drive to store this data. For businesses, the retention of data is not only regulated by law, but these days, an increasing number of business processes are conducted via the computer and are operated/saved to digital mediums. In the event of disk/device failure, backups are key in guaranteeing business continuity.

The statistics on hard drive failure seem disheartening. A study conducted by BackBlaze found that 10% of hard drives fail after three years, and 20% after five years. Therefore, backups should be a key element in your IT security infrastructure.