WHY CLOUD BACKUP?
Read why you should be using the backup2cloud platform
As both small and large companies cope with the growing amount of information being generated every day, they face a daunting truth: without their data, they have no business. That’s why it’s so critical to have a modern and dependable system in place to safeguard valuable business information. Over the last decade, cloud backup, recovery, and restore options have emerged as secure, cost-effective and reliable solutions. Here are eight key advantages that cloud backup can offer your business.
Lower total cost of ownership
A cloud backup, recovery, and restore solution takes advantage of your existing infrastructure, so you don’t need to buy or install expensive equipment. Cloud backup software integrates with IT environments to locate and prioritise files for backup, and then securely transmits encrypted copies of those files to offsite data centers. This results in a lower total cost of ownership compared to the purchase and maintenance of complex tape backup systems.
Improved reliability and speed of recovery
Having a backup solution is meaningless without a rapid and reliable method of recovering and restoring data. A cloud backup and recovery solution instantly restores data regardless of your location, including individual files, the most common type of data recovery. backup2cloud allows you to establish Recovery Time Objectives and Recovery Point Objectives that match your business requirements.
Data Protection for Endpoint Devices
As more and more employees are creating and storing business data on laptops, tablets, and smartphones, cloud-based data protection solutions enable you to back up the data to a central repository in the event that these devices are lost or stolen. Cloud backup solutions provide data loss prevention such as geo-location and remote wipe capabilities, allowing organisations to find the devices and remote wipe the data if needed for corporate data security.
Stronger compliance safeguards
Although your company will continue to assume liability for data security when moving to cloud backup, the backup2cloud platform offers multiple data centres that are geographically diverse, delivering a backup solution with more reliability and redundancy than a local tape or disk-based backup environment.
Smarter use of IT resources
A cloud backup, recovery, and restore solution allows your business to redirect IT resources to more pressing challenges or strategic initiatives within your organisation. The built-in scalability of cloud backup makes it easy to evolve as your business data environment grows and changes.
Eliminates the shortcomings of tape backup
Tape backups are often expensive, vulnerable to obsolescence, and can be lost or stolen when being transported off-site. Also, recovering data from a tape system can be slow process, especially if a tape needs to be retrieved from an off-site vault.
Reduced operating and administrative costs
Once you select a backup schedule, company data is saved automatically, providing an unobtrusive and transparent solution. This ‘set it and forget it’ model results in less operational and administrative management for data backup.
More secure method of file transfer
Files selected for backup are encrypted before transmission to a cloud vault, and remain encrypted once they reach their destination. The only decryption key resides with the customer, and these safeguards are superior to unencrypted on-premise data backup and recovery systems.
Infrascale, the underlying technology powering backup2cloud, was judged to be the fastest solution in terms of upload speeds: “Unrivaled initial backup speed and a full set of features and tools make it a top choice for off-site data protection.”
Source: PC Magazine, February 2016