Businesses opt to back up to the cloud to keep files and data readily available in the event of a system failure, outage or natural disaster.
Why do you need cloud backup?
- Improved Accessibility: A convenient way to access important files and documents from anywhere in the world with the help of just a good internet connection.
- Highly Secure: Isolate your data from local device failures, malware attacks or natural disasters by storing it off site at a remote location. This way they are protected from local weather disturbances and outages.
- Minimal Downtime: Ensure you can quickly restore your system so you get access to desired files and data at your convenience and your business keeps running without any delays.
- Highly Flexible: By replacing traditional backup techniques where data is locally stored using a hard drive or tape with limited capacity, cloud-based backup ensure that you can scale it up or down according to your requirement
Businesses fail every day due to IT disasters, unplanned anomalies and failure to recover after a fall. Even when you have simple and effective solutions, failing to identify and implement them at the right time can cause unrecoverable damages to your business. A well planned disaster recovery plan minimizes potential damages and helps get things back up and running in no time.
Before you start thinking of whether or not you have sufficient funds for such a task, please ensure that you are prepared to face the consequences.
How does it Work?
The process starts by copying data at the production site and transferring it to a remote storage system with easy accessibility for DR purposes. Organizations world over prefer to use cloud backup solutions for this service as they offer flexibility, fast deployment and are highly scalable.
To set up process follows three simple steps:
- Choosing the right cloud backup service
- Setting up the required software and systems
- Deciding on the applications, files and folders for regular backup
Every cloud backup service includes a backup schedule, facility to add new files & work with backed up files, control allocated bandwidth, etc. It is up to you to tailor the service according to your needs and once set up the backup process will run like clockwork with minimal to no inputs from you. While deciding on the files to be backed up ensure that you conduct a thorough analysis of your data so as to not avoid any vital piece of information while setting up the schedule. The beauty of cloud storage is that even if you accidentally delete a file from your local or primary storage its copy still exists on your cloud. This means you can quickly recover the lost data/file and avoid any major catastrophe in the process.