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Your Business Should Utilize the 3-2-1 Rule for Disaster Recovery

Your Business Should Utilize the 3-2-1 Rule for Disaster Recovery

You’ve likely seen many blogs on our feed about data backup and disaster recovery, and that is because it’s an incredibly important solution for businesses of all kinds. Today, we want to look at the 3-2-1 rule and how it can help your business preserve its important assets in the event of a disaster.

Explaining the 3-2-1 Rule

The 3-2-1 rule is crucial to your data backup strategy. Here are the details:

  • Three copies of your data - Maintain three versions of your data, including the original.
  • Two types of media - Use at least two different storage media. For instance, store one copy in the cloud and another on your local network.
  • One off-site copy - To protect against local disasters, keep one copy off-site, whether in a cloud storage service or an off-site data center.

The 3-2-1 might be the foundation for a data backup and disaster recovery strategy, but really, it should be considered more of a minimum rather than the standard. You can customize your approach to data backup and disaster recovery to accommodate the needs of your business. You might choose different storage locations or implement specific security solutions that protect various parts of your infrastructure or backup solution.

Don’t Brush Off the 3-2-1 Rule

All businesses in all industries all over the world should implement some form of the 3-2-1 rule to keep their data infrastructures redundant and well-protected. If your business suffers from an on-premises issue, you can deploy a backup from the cloud with minimal difficulty. The same goes in reverse; you can deploy an on-premises backup if something were to happen to your cloud. We also highly recommend routine testing of your backups to ensure your business is well-protected from threats that can strike at any moment, like ransomware.

Let Us Help Your Business

With the prevalence of cybersecurity threats, you can never be too careful, and the 3-2-1 strategy gives you the ace-in-the-hole needed to guarantee your company’s future. Secure your organization’s data backup and disaster recovery solutions with IT Solutions Network. Learn more by calling us today at (855) 795-2939.

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