The rate of development of businesses has mushroomed and increased day by day. Simultaneously, the data is increasing in a straight line. So, how do we manage these data? Who can guarantee that they will not be affected by a variety of factors such as hardware failure, human error, software defect, computer virus, and so on? As a result, while developing, data should be well protected.
The current state of information systems in SMBs
SMBs typically have a number of personal computers running Windows desktop system / Linux system, as well as several file servers, web servers, database servers, mail servers, print servers, domain management servers, and other functional servers running Windows NT / 2000 or Linux. In the enterprise, a 100m or gigabit network system has been built.
Database application has gradually developed from simple data report and sharing to key business materials, such as storing various market data, customer data, transaction history data, financial management data, social comprehensive data, production and R & D data.
In SMBs, the management of information system is basically undertaken by network and system administrators. Their responsibilities are to maintain computer system security, network equipment maintenance, e-mail and database server management and maintenance.
The environment of the office and computer room in SMBs is poor due to investment and other constraints, and the environment, temperature, humidity, and dust particle size in the air of the place where the server system and storage equipment are stored are not ideal.
The investment in computer systems is limited, and the search for low-cost and cost-effective equipment continues.
SMBs generally provide services for non-7×24 enterprises. The data backup window is large, and the speed requirements for data backup equipment are not very high.
Problems faced by data backup of SMBs
Data is increasing, but a lack of professional IT technicians makes it impossible to fully ensure data integrity and non-destruction. Data is growing, but there is a lack of understanding and planning, so we can only add hard disks passively in response to data growth, and there is a lack of long-term planning. When the server system has problems, it can not recover well, affecting the normal operation of work and production.
There are stringent requirements for data security, but there are few methods to learn and apply them. For simple backup, disk copy and tape drive are commonly used. However, if the copied data or simple backup data is damaged, there is nothing that can be done.
Backup is done with tape drives. More tapes are required due to the limited capacity of tape drives. The management of tapes is inconvenient, and the personnel requirements are relatively high. Because of the tape drive’s inability to perform unattended backups and the need for excessive manual intervention in the backup process, personnel workload will increase, and human errors will be unavoidable. If you buy a tape library, the price is too high, the investment is too large, and the environment required by the tape library is relatively strict and difficult to maintain, resulting in a relatively high total cost of ownership.
Data encryption and data backup can be combined for specific solutions. The most efficient method is to backup to the cloud in batches. Data can be backed up to cloud platforms such as Alibaba cloud or Amazon cloud after block encryption using special encryption algorithms. By doing so, we can not only make effective use of the public cloud’s security, but also ensure that even if hackers steal data, their efforts will be futile due to incomplete data and encryption restrictions. Furthermore, the cost of cloud backup is significantly lower than that of traditional data backup.
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