Many businesses don’t believe they are at risk of data loss therefore they do not implement any backup strategy. However, 60% of businesses will go under in the first year due to data loss, hence it’s a good idea to have a backup plan in place.
So, what is Cloud Managed Backup?
Cloud Managed backup provides businesses the option to backup all their data online. All files are encrypted and transferred to the cloud remotely through the internet. The Cloud storage provides a quick and effective way for backup compared to storing data locally or on a physical disk, which are both time-consuming to backup and retrieve data.
Cloud Backup is usually implemented and managed by an outsourced IT company, who normally store your data at their data centre to enable them to provide regular monitoring, reviewing and data archiving.
What does cloud backup provide to my business?
Cloud backup can become useful in so many cases, but most importantly provides a business continuity plan in an event of a disaster where data loss can occur. With the online platform being available 24/7 you can log in to your cloud platform at any time and have all your data restored. This saves downtime of your business – ensuring a stress-free environment.
With the Cloud online, it provides access to all files from any location providing an internet connection is available, ideal for quick data retrieval when working away from the office. An online data backup allows all files which are saved on the cloud to be shared if required, to any endpoint user within a business.
Cloud Backup has no minimum or maximum amount of storage space either, you pay for what you use. Ideal for growing businesses it can provide extra storage quickly without the worry of sourcing extra hard drives or tapes.
But with data stored on an online backup will there be a higher security risk?
With cyber-crime a growing problem, Cloud backup platforms are fully encrypted with military grade encryption to stop any possible attacks. Additional to this we install a backup agent which secures your data while backups take place providing an extra layer of security.
Why should I consider having a Managed Backup?
Using Cloud Managed Backup ensures there’s a highly maintained Cloud platform that provides the reliability and security required by your business. An IT specialist will monitor and review the platform. They will also organise data archiving to be done on a monthly and annual basis to ensure that all files are stored for long-term retention. Managed packages are all standard fixed prices allowing businesses to predict their monthly IT spend.