One of our partners at Step Fwd IT, Veeam Software, recently published their annual Cloud Protection Trends Report for 2023. With this came several eye-catching industry movements and figures that you’re going to want to see.
For the most part however, businesses like yours are becoming increasingly conscious of the need for cloud-based solutions to keep up with the rapidly changing technological landscape. Veeam’s study showed that nearly 90 percent of Microsoft 365 customers are aware of the need for supplementary back-up solutions beyond the Microsoft service.
Many of these organisations, however, are unaware of the critical importance of having disaster recovery protection for their cloud-based data. Veeam quantified this as 34 percent of businesses still fail to back up their cloud-hosted file shares. This means that if their data is lost or deleted, it can be tough—or even impossible—to recover it.
If you think your business falls within that 34 percent bracket, reach out to us. We’re not just writing this to scare you, but we know how important efficient cloud solutions can be to your business’ success. In this post, we’ll look at some of the core cloud backup benefits so you can see why it’s such a vital tool for your business.
Four Cloud Backup Benefits
Although cloud backups and disaster recovery readiness can benefit you in a variety of ways, the four most important ones are:
If you own an organisation, you understand the importance of data recovery security. As we’ve seen so often recently, you can’t afford to take any chances with your data when so much is at stake. This is where cloud backup comes into play.
Cloud backup is a secure, off-site data storage solution. With cloud backup, your data is stored remotely—in the cloud—and can be accessed anytime, from anywhere. Even if your information is lost or stolen, you can be confident that it is fully recoverable.
Cloud backup is key to the success of your data security strategy, so if you haven’t implemented it yet, now is the time.
As your business grows, so does the data it produces. Without the right tools, this can quickly become unmanageable. If you’re dependent on on-premises backup systems, you’ll have to make a substantial initial investment in hardware that you might not utilise to its full potential. On the other hand, cloud backup is scalable.
This means that cloud backup can easily adjust to your changing needs. You never have to worry about outgrowing your backup solution—it will always be able to grow with you.
Cloud backup is highly manageable. The fact that you can easily manage backups remotely can save a lot of time, especially when you’re already stretched thin with other business matters.
However, what exactly is manageability? How can it help your business? Here’s a quick overview of manageability in the context of cloud backup.
Manageability lets you centrally operate and monitor your backup system digital network & infrastructure from a single location. This means you can quickly and easily see the status of your backup, identify any issues and make changes as needed.
Manageability can also help you set up automatic backups and give you the flexibility to restore only the data you need.
Likely the most important benefit of cloud backup is recoverability – due to its capcity to boost disaster recovery readiness.
In the event of data loss, cloud backup can help you recover your data quickly and easily. You can thus resume normal operations and avoid costly downtime and lost productivity.
If you are seeking a dependable backup solution for your business, cloud backup should be at the top of your list. It can help you safeguard your data and keep your organisation running smoothly.
An IT Service Provider, like Step Fwd IT, can help!
If you’ve read this far, you’re probably considering adopting new, or upgrading current, cloud-based solutions and want to have a good backup in place. If you’re not sure where to start with cloud-based disaster recovery protection, we can help. Read below what Preston Rowe Paterson had to say about our work!
Our engineers can assess your needs and suggest the best backup solution for your cloud-based applications. We can also help you in implementing and monitoring the backup solution to ensure it is functioning correctly.
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