How deep is your backup retention? Here’s why it’s critical to know.

Corrupt data is no joke. That’s why you perform cloud backups on a regular basis, right?

And while performing a recovery from your most recent backup is preferable, if your data backup is corrupt then it’s highly likely your recovered data is as well.

Now what?

If your backup retention only goes back 30 days, you may well be putting your organization at risk. This is especially true in the medical, banking, and manufacturing industries for which regulatory compliance is mandatory.

The solution? Deeper backup retention.

Deeper backup retention means you’re more likely to be able to recover data from a time before the corruption occurred.

Additionally, implementing data encryption adds another layer of security, ensuring that both your on-site and off-site backups are safe.

The TECA Data Difference

Most iSeries DR offerings don’t offer deep backup retention capabilities as a standard part of their disaster recovery solution. But TECA Data’s Rapid Rebound does.

Rapid Rebound doesn’t stop at the latest transmission. Instead, we go deeper to ensure your business can recover from a pristine backup to get your business back up and running again.

What’s more, Rapid Rebound ensures both your on-site and offsite backups are safe from CryptoLocker Ransomware. The backup hardware appliance we deploy as part of our backup and disaster recovery solution is immune to all known encryption ransomware.

In the end, deeper retention with Rapid Rebound means you’re on your way to a full recovery.

Questions about TECA’s Disaster Recovery Testing? The expert TECA tech team are happy to help. Contact us today.


To fully appreciate the value of backup and disaster recovery solutions, you need to begin by calculating the cost to your business in the event of unplanned downtime, such as a network failure.

Start with TECA’s free Cost of Downtime Calculator. Simply enter the values relevant to your business into the appropriate boxes (company revenue, number of downtime hours, percentage of productivity lost, and more) and the Cost of Downtime Calculator will help you determine your potential downtime cost in the event of an IT disaster.

This is especially critical information to have as you plan your IT Disaster Recovery Plan.

Questions? Contact us today. We’re happy to help.

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