Why is Offsite Backup important?
Computer Equipment and Harddrives Fail
One thing in data protection is for sure, all equipment that stores information can fail. Acknowledging that simple fact and planning for what happens when data storage equipment fails is the cornerstone of a data recovery plan. As an example, digital data tapes can have an AFR (Annual Failure Rate) anywhere from less than 1% to over 10%.
Even the high quality Western Digital hard drives BitLeap® uses on our own data storage network have an AFR of 0.73%. The best solution to equipment failures is redundancy.
All of BitLeap’s data servers are configured in a RAID-5 architecture, which means we can lose two drives in any server and experience no data loss. Furthermore, BitLeap backs up your data on more than one of these high-redundancy servers in different physical locations separated by states. Hard drives are replaced long before any customer data enters a critical state when they fail and in most cases before they fail (hard drives often develop bad sectors before they stop working).