Companies across the board are beginning to see the use in virtualization options and realize just how effectively their data can be handled if they find the right provider. While this started with larger businesses, especially those with massive banks of servers and a host of power consumption issues, smaller and medium sized businesses (SMBs) are now coming to realize the utility in having at least a portion of their data stored in a virtualized environment.
But while smaller companies are getting on board with storage, one item they often lack or overlook is the need for great data backup in the case of a disaster. While they are aware that the new VPS market has changed how backup needs to be done in order to be successful, many smaller companies leap into the virtual market quickly, in an effort to move away from their physical servers and don’t fully flesh out what their backup plan is going to be. Although they may have a number of backup solutions on their physical machines, those on the virtual server may be used less frequently or unable to as quickly restore systems to their full functionality should a disaster occur.
Now, with an 11% percent jump in the use of virtual servers by SMBs in the last year, companies need to look at viable solutions for backing up systems that start with one goal in mind – scalability. Businesses can grow or shrink rapidly and having a simple, one-size-fits-all backup solution simply won’t be enough. Businesses need to have scalable, reliable options that will work no matter the type of VPS environment they are working in, and that will be able to get them back up and running as soon as possible.