Insurance is a standard part of doing business. Whether it's the car insurance paid on a fleet of vehicles or the fire insurance on a physical building or a more nebulous kind of insurance like liability or the like, insurance just goes with the job. But few businesses consider the thought of data insurance, often until it's too late, such as when a major disaster strikes. REVE Systems, meanwhile, wants to make that easier with its new iTel Data Backup Service, a kind of data insurance for businesses.
The company’s iTel Data Backup Service is, much as the name suggests, a backup service for data that operates in real time, and is geared mainly toward voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service providers. It keeps a constantly-updated mirror image of the current softswitch database on a completely different server in another location, so if there's some kind of natural disaster or comparable data failure, the iTel Data Backup Service can kick in and provide the oh-so-vital backup data needed to get operations back up and running during the disaster in question.
The iTel Data Backup Service actually kicks in within 30 minutes of the failure happening, according to reports. Thus it's the kind of thing that, along with some vigilance on the part of the user, can get an operation back up and running with minimal downtime, which is just the thing that businesses want most. Additionally, since the backup process is entirely automatic, it runs without needing to schedule updates or detail workers to its care and feeding.
We're all aware of the extreme consequences a natural disaster can pose; anyone who was paying attention to the whole Hurricane Sandy affair of recent note remembers just what kind of disruption can be had when a major storm hits an area. When businesses are involved, that just makes things all the more crucial as the faster businesses can get back up and operating, the faster overall restoration of normalcy can be carried out as well. This also bodes well for the individual businesses involved, too; recovering quickly from a disaster allows for the least possible losses to be incurred, and for normal, profit-generating operations to be recovered as well.
A system like iTel Data Backup not only helps businesses operate during adverse conditions, but it also helps businesses help customers, which has significant bottom-line ramifications, particularly if the business in question has a large number of competitors in the field. This offers peace of mind not only for the business but also for customers, both of which will be happy by the prospect of reduced downtime.
Having a remote backup system for data is a valuable point that generally helps businesses, and REVE Systems' iTel Data Backup will provide a lot of that help, keeping businesses running as much as possible during even the worst conditions.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi