Unfortunately, many companies that experience an IT “data loss event” also discover, at this critical time, that their backed-up data is corrupted and not restorable. The fact is that data can become corrupted during the back-up process. Therefore, most managed service IT providers offering back-up solutions for clients will perform data integrity checks at the time IT data is sent off site. Though this is a good practice, and can provide a level of comfort for businesses, the truth is that data can also become corrupted over time while residing on spinning disk drives at an off-site location. This type of occurrence, known in the industry as “silent data corruption,” is literally caused by the rotting of the storage media where the data is housed. So even though businesses may feel they are “good” with their data backup, that actually may not be the case.