Hard Disk Drive failures remain the UK's leading cause of data loss

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 07:42
Cloud Services

A recent report by Kroll Ontrack revealed that Hard Disk Drive (HDD) failures remain the UK’s most significant cause of data loss.  The research showed that HDD failures were responsible for over 67% of data loss incidents in both business and home users, compared with 14% who admitted human error and 10% who attributed software failure to their data loss.

The comprehensive survey also delved into the significant consequences of data loss. Of the respondents, 27% revealed they had experienced a disruption to critical business processes that prevented them or their company from providing a product or service to their customers. Furthermore, alluding to matters discussed in Redstor’s prior blog posts, around 7% of respondents said that they had lost business data from their own home, showing that IT is no longer restricted to the office and that IT staff must create appropriate policies to ensure business data is protected anywhere, on all devices.

Redstor provides a secure and automated data backup service that is reliable, infinitely scalable and perhaps most importantly, fast. The service automatically protects data residing on desktops, laptops, servers and network attached storage devices. The service is highly flexible and enables the user to customise retention periods, file inclusion and exclusion, bandwidth usage and backup schedules.

All data protected using the service is deduplicated, compressed, encrypted and sent to Redstor’s primary, secure state of the art UK data centre before it is replicated to a second secure Redstor data centre. Redstor’s range of secure and encrypted cloud services are already protecting the data of over 10,000 organisations across the UK in our UK-based data centres.

Redstor’s Online Backup service ensures data is safely backed up offsite in an encrypted format. Our cloud sync and share service, Centrastor, enables organisations to store and share files securely online from any device with an Internet connection and our CentraStage service enables support providers to guarantee that devices they support are regularly audited, patched and safely up-to-date for effective endpoint management. Our Virtual Disaster Recovery service guarantees to have your systems up and running within minutes following a disaster. To find out more about our services and how we can help you comply with data protection laws and prevent data leakage, please contact us either by giving us a ring on 01189 515 200 or emailing [email protected]. 

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