Why Should I Take Backup Seriously? Think Again

Up to Five Major Atlantic Hurricanes Forecast for 2007

WASHINGTON, DC, May 23, 2007 (ENS) – Sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean are cooling while Atlantic temperatures are warming – a climate recipe for an Atlantic hurricane season more active than normal, according to government scientists.

Just before the official hurricane season starts June 1, hurricane experts at the Climate Prediction Center operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, said Tuesday there is a 75 percent chance that the Atlantic hurricane season will be above normal this year.

"For the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season, NOAA scientists predict 13 to 17 named storms, with seven to 10 becoming hurricanes, of which three to five could become major hurricanes of Category 3 strength or higher," said NOAA Administrator Conrad Lautenbacher.

Did You Know That Natural Disaster Causes Only 3% of Data Loss?

Natural Disasters is the least likely cause of data loss however they can kill an entire company. The eruption of natural disasters and the complete equipment failure are rare but they do occur. Although it accounts for around 3% of all data loss but the magnitude of data loss is highest.

What if I lose my information after flood, fire or power outage strikes, or my hard drive crashes, or if somebody steals my computer? The sole answer is "Data Backup".

Data Backup- Do I Really Need It?

Copious uncertainties revolve around in your mind when it comes to housing a data protection solution i.e. Data Backup. You might have bunched up a series of questions relating to Data Loss.

What if I lose my information after flood, fire or power outage strikes, or my hard drive crashes, or if somebody steals my computer? The sole answer is "Data Backup".

If you have a copy of your data saved in another location than where you have saved your information, you are on a safer side. Because you know that even if you lose one due to any reason, you still have another intact. You simply need to restore data and there you are- "Up and Running"

Now, that you understand the fundamental worth of data backup, let’s move on to the facts which give rise to the need to back up data. Lets learn the situations that may directly lead to data loss and hence the need to backup data.

Hard drives that store your information may fail due to any reason. The most common reason known to cause data loss to the highest degree is Hardware Failure. You save almost everything on computer’s hard drive but they are very much prone to failure. It might happen gradually or maybe without an alert but they will. It generally happens due to poor handling of hard drive or computer, electrical failure, sudden catastrophic failure, Head Crash or maybe controller failure.

Natural Disasters may easily sway away the data you have been saving for keeps. Flood, fires, or power outages may strike anywhere and occur in different shapes and sizes. Moreover, they can prove to be highly disastrous. They may kill an entire company. This is why an offsite backup is required so that you can still retrieve your information, which has been kept in the safe location.

Computer thefts including lap tops can be devastating to an organization and ultimately lead to data loss. Insurance companies can cover your computer but not the data that the hard drive preserves. Generally, the thief would steal it for the hardware and not the data. The computer and its components may be precious for him but for you- Data.  If you have been keeping sensitive information in your computer’s hard drive, then make sure that you have a copy of it saved somewhere. Regular backups and their regular maintenance can prove to be helpful for you to deal with disasters.

Well, this is for those who feel that these cannot happen to them- Think Again. The good news is that we can offer you an affordable solution to deal wit these types of circumstances.  CoreVault has the ability to back up your critical data in two geographically separate locations and still give you 24/7 access to it.

To view a self-running demo on how the CoreVault solutions work, please visit us at AXIS-Corevault or contact us at info@axisglobalpartners.com.

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