Traditional backup methods, today, are completely inadequate. Many business owners won’t even consider the backup methods of yesterday (such as tapes and disks) for disaster recovery and are moving toward Intelligent Business Continuity, which provides technologically advanced backup of your organization’s data in the event of a failure, and minimizes potentially costly downtime. With Intelligent Business Continuity you know your data is continually protected, storage secured, and provided with immediate data recovery. Recovery time means fixing things faster, like when your computer crashes. Write speeds are how quickly data is saved, which is faster. Backing up data is more dependable. Downtime, when things don’t work, is much less. People don’t have to do as much to make things work. And you save a lot of money.

Intelligent Business Continuityover Traditional Backup

Take a look at these significant differences between traditional backup and Intelligent Business Continuity:

Recovery Time

Traditional backup: When using outdated methods like tape, the time when things don’t work can be very long, because it might take days or even weeks to fully fix the problem.

Intelligent Business Continuity:Downtime is reduced to hours, minutes, or even seconds in Disaster recovery.

Human Error

Traditional backup: There’s a big chance that backup and recovery might not work because people have to do a lot of manual work. In fact, 58% of the times when things don’t work is because people make mistakes.

Intelligent Business Continuity: Fully automated backup process means very little manual management required.


Traditional backup: Difficult to test if a backup is working properly.

Intelligent Business Continuity: Automated screenshots are taken of each image-based backup, then emailed to user, to verify a successful backup was made.

Hybrid Cloud

Traditional backup: Data backups are at risk when based only in one location, either local or in the cloud.

Intelligent Business Continuity: Data backups stored in both local device and secure cloud will mitigate downtime, as businesses can run off the local device or the cloud.

Backup Speed

Traditional backup: The old ways, like using tapes, are slow at saving data. Slow backups mean you can’t make as many backups in a day, and it takes longer to get back to where you were before when something goes wrong.

Intelligent Business Continuity: Modern backup hardware gives you high-performance networking, and reliable, high-speed hard disk and solid-state drives. Faster backups means you have more intermediate points to recover from.

Instant Virtualization

Traditional backup: Changing backups into virtual machines that can start up takes a lot of time and can lead to mistakes, which makes it take longer to get things working again

Intelligent Business Continuity: Incremental backups can be instantly virtualized, rather than the entire backup chain.


Traditional backup: It takes a lot of time and money to create or keep backups in different places. In fact, 61% of small and medium-sized businesses still send tapes to a far-away place to store them.

Smart Business Continuity: Every picture-like backup is saved automatically as a VMDK file in both your own device and a safe online storage.


Traditional backup: There aren’t many choices for making data secure, and it might not meet the rules set by industries like HIPAA or SOX.

Intelligent Business Continuity: AES 256 and SSL key-based encryption ensures data is safe and meets industry regulations.


Traditional backup: More than half the time, when you try to get back your data from tapes, they don’t work.

Intelligent Business Continuity: Minimal risk of corrupted backups or data loss.


Traditional backup: Potential for theft of loss of media.

Intelligent Business Continuity: Off-site backups stored in SSAE 16 data centers.


Traditional backup: Thinking you save money might not be true when you realize that, on average, each hour of things not working can cost $163,674.

Intelligent Business Continuity: The ability to keep your business running in the event of disaster has immeasurable value.

If your system experiences a failure, you’re facing a lengthy, costly, and complicated recovery. You shouldn’t wait for a system breakdown to realize that fixing it doesn’t have to be so hard. Make that transition out of traditional backups and secure your system’s future with Intelligent Business Continuity– your data depends on it.