Backup, backup and backup!

Dec 15 2015
POSTED IN Best Practices

By now most people have come to realize that planning backups is crucial for their business success!  Backups are key to recover from a variety of incidents including:

  • Server failure

  • Hard drive failure

  • Power outages

  • Viruses

  • Disgruntled employees

  • Natural disasters

In case you’re not sure what the risks are if you don’t back up, here are some interesting facts:

  • 90% of businesses losing data from a disaster are forced to shut down within 2 years (Gartner)

  • Only 44% of businesses successfully recovered information after a recent data recovery event (“DR By the Numbers” Zerto)


(You Need Professional Help: Report by Aberdeen Group As of July 07, 2014)


Recently, a client of Mantralogix got hit by Ransomware! Four employees received a suspicious email with an attachment. Three of them immediately deleted the email without opening the attachment. It took only one employee – to open the attachment – to cause over 100 GB of data – in thirteen thousand folders – residing on one of their servers – to get encrypted by Ransomware – in less than thirty minutes! Yikes!  This left our customer with 2 main options. First, pay the ransom to obtain the decryption keys, and hope that the perpetrators are decent enough to actually provide them. Second, have an excellent backup. Fortunately being a customer of Mantralogix and having taken our advice regarding their backup needs – they had made the decision to have proper backups. Within 2 hours, all their data was restored and they were up and running.  True story!

Start by assessing your backup needs. From simple onsite solutions to more complex offsite backups, let the experts help you protect your business. Contact Mantralogix today.


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