The purpose of having a backup system is to allow your data to be restored in case of data loss, via an unplanned event such as a hard drive failure, a malicious attack, or accidental deletion.
All backup solutions procedures follow a similar process: You first copy your data (and possibly applications) and then store it in a safe location somewhere other than its original place. If there is a problem with the initial source data, you know you can always access and recover the files you saved at that earlier point in time.
Many companies use simple mediums (USB sticks, external drives, or tape drives) to store these copies and protect them against data loss. For others, a more resilient and flexible solution is required. For example, with a cloud storage system, users can typically access from any location and any device. A significant advantage of storing backups this way is that the system can automatically create (and retain) regular copies of your data, which results in extra security and reliability.
Rubrik, Veeam, and Bacula Enterprise are three of the most popular backup solutions that are available in the market. They all offer numerous benefits, so it can seem quite challenging to pick the best one for your business. This article will cover each of them in detail, reviewing their pros and cons and exploring their most relevant features.