Tape Backups – Three Reasons You Should Throw YOURS Away Right Now

Tape backups remind us of back in the day when we had all those great albums on cassette tapes. They’d be scattered around your room or apartment. And if you weren’t careful about putting them in the right case, you’d never find what you were looking for the first time.

Is there anyone over the age of 40 who hadn’t spent a good portion of their young life winding tape back into a cassette? And if you left a cassette sitting on the dashboard in the middle of a hot California summer, it was warped and ruined forever.broken tape cassette is like tape backups

Weren’t you glad to get everything on digital, backed up to the cloud, with multiple copies, able to download or listen to it on any device, wherever you were? Would you ever go back to tapes knowing how much better it is on digital?

So if something as relatively trivial as your music collection isn’t risked to old, fragile technology like tape cassettes, why is your vital, valuable business data still on this ancient technology?

 

Why You Want to Upgrade Your Backups NOW, Whether It’s on Tape, Thumb Drives, or Any Onsite Media.

There are at least four reasons you should upgrade your backup this month:

 

Reason #1

You’ll be able to be back up and running much faster in the event of a disaster. A “disaster” doesn’t always have to be a fire or earthquake. Data frequently become corrupt or gets erased due to hardware failures and software “glitches.” With our Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity Device (BDR/BCD), you can literally be back up and working within 2 hours or LESS, where your current tape system could have you down for days – probably  weeks – while we relocate all your software, re-build the server, re-install and configure the software, and retrieve your data. That’s just crazy! Sure, tape backups feel like they’re better than nothing, but now there IS a better alternative!

 

Reason #2

Tape drives have an average failure rate of 100% – yes, that means all tape drives will fail at some point, often without any signs or warnings! Tapes are very sensitive to heat and moisture; so if you are taking your tape drives home with you in your car, there is a very good chance the data is useless. And the worst part is that tape failure often gives no warning whatsoever. The only way to know if your data is actually in a format that can be restored, is to perform regular, monthly (even weekly) test restores. When is the last time you did that with one of your tapes?

 

Reason #3

If your office gets broken into, is destroyed by a fire or flood, or gets hit by ransomware, EVERYTHING is going down with the ship, including your tape backups and software disks. You just cannot afford to ignore the importance of having an offsite copy of your data! Plus, our (BDR/BCD), will enable us to plug you back in and start working from any location – even if you and your staff are forced to maintain a “virtual” office for a period of time.

 

Bonus! Reason #4

We’re Pulling Out All The Stops To Give You A FREE Month Of Service

It’s me, J. Colin Petersen, President & CEO, making you this offer. Why would I do this? Couple of reasons…first, it’s summer vacation and I’m in a warm and relaxed mood. So if you call me before July 1st, 2016*, I’ll give you the first month of backup service absolutely free.

Second, I know you’re busy and not thinking about your backups. After all, if it’s not broken, why fix it, right? Wrong! If your seat belt in your car was broken, you’d have it fixed ASAP even if you weren’t planning on crashing anytime soon. Same goes with your data backup.

We hope you never have to resort to emergency backups, but if you do, you can have complete peace of mind knowing your data will be there and you can continue working regardless of what happens.

To secure your first month of FREE service, call me NOW at 559-485-4335 or e-mail me at [email protected]

 

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*After July 1, 2016 ask me about other special offers I may have for you.