According to a recent report from the Virtualization Review, many businesses neglect to update their data backup systems when moving to virtual servers. Whether using an on-premise or virtual server hosting solution, data redundancy is critical as a way to protect a business from crippling losses if a server fails.
The report said many businesses assume their old backup program can work in a virtual server environment, but do so to their demise. Virtualized servers often contain significantly more information and grow quickly, making traditional methods of creating data redundancy fallible.
As a result, the report said businesses should keep track of a few critical aspects of their virtual servers to quickly identify if their backup solution is not up to task. One key indicator of an insufficient data redundancy program is experiencing difficulties making scheduled backups. If the backup system is becoming so ponderous that scheduled maintenance is difficult to perform, it may simply be too small for a business' needs, the report said.
Recently, a software provider released a new data backup program designed specifically to work with businesses using cPanel to manage their virtual devices. The application has been built to automate many data backup processes, creating a safety net for organizations using a hosting solution.