There is no going around it – the data your enterprise and business rely on will be at risk at some point. It’s just the world we live in, as software and hardware tend to fail every once in a while, so it’s not that much of a surprise. With that in mind, how confident are you that your enterprise will be able to function at the same level if that data were to be lost? You probably aren’t that confident, which is why an enterprise cloud backup solution is something you should consider.
What is an Enterprise Cloud Backup Solution?
With every enterprise and business moving to a cloud infrastructure, whether it’s Google or AWS or Microsoft Azure, having a backup in an on-premise infrastructure isn’t a modern way of doing things. Depending on how much data you’re storing and how much data you use, it might be costly and time-consuming to set everything up and keep it running – and keep in mind you’ll need more space down the line, so scalability is a big issue here.
Cloud backup offers you the opportunity to move all your data to the cloud and have it be encrypted and safe. So whatever you need, whenever you need it, it’ll be available to you. If anything happens, you’ll be able to easily replicate your data as-is, from the last backup, and you’ll be able to keep things running smoothly with minimal or no setbacks. This is crucial when you’re trying to make sure there are no setbacks with your clients or customers, and when you want to make a name for yourself.
That being said, some of you probably still aren’t convinced you need an enterprise cloud backup solution, so here are six reasons why you need it to keep your enterprise and its data secure.
If you’ve looked into an on-premise backup infrastructure, you’ve probably noticed it’s not exactly cheap. For a small or medium-sized business, that can be a cost that’s not feasible. To add to this, you will still need to replicate your data in multiple locations for optimum safety, which only adds to the cost. Did we mention servers? Yes, servers are very expensive too.
With cloud backup, you’re not really investing in buying the hardware, which takes a massive part of the cost off your hands. You merely “rent” it, and save a lot in the process. To add to this, when the hardware needs to be updated or upgraded for some reason, everything you have as part of your storage remains, and you don’t need to lift a finger – things will be taken care of.
The premise is that you only pay for what you use, so if you only need to back up a small amount of data, you probably won’t need to spend too much.
This is another important reason why the cloud is a great thing – when you need more of it, you have it. You probably have an idea of where you’d like your business to be within a year or five or ten years, but what if it starts growing rapidly and you get much further? Will you be able to keep up with your on-premise hardware?
An enterprise cloud backup has you covered because there is essentially no limit on how much storage you need to use and how fast it should be. If you need more, you pay for more, and it’s as simple as that. And when you add to this the fact that storage will become cheaper in the future, it’s even more reasonable in terms of scalability.
It Frees Up Your Tech Team
Having a team that’s responsible for keeping everything encrypted and maintaining servers is difficult, and oftentimes time (and money) consuming. Having a storage method that allows you to replicate your data within hours, but not having to maintain it, allows your IT team to be free for anything else you might need them for. You no longer need to worry about your data – someone else is taking better care of it than you will, and your team can go on with their other responsibilities.
It Improves Recovery Speed and Reliability
Having a backup solution doesn’t mean much when you can’t recover your data quickly. Our enterprise cloud backup allows you to access and replicate crucial files that are still encrypted and secure, so you can grab them quickly when you need them. Add to this our servers and their reliability, and you’re more than covered from that standpoint.
It Protects Data from Endpoint Devices
With workspaces across various industries becoming mobile, you probably have at least a couple of employees that use their Apple iOS or Google Android smartphones to store company data. And yes, while Apple and Google will keep that data secure, you should also back it up in centralized storage in case those devices are lost or stolen.
If you have the data backed up, you will have zero problems wiping it completely and remotely using Google or Apple’s tools, so it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. Considering that you already have it backed up, it won’t be lost and third parties won’t be able to access it.
It Keeps Data Secure
Last but certainly not least, an enterprise cloud backup provider will make sure all your data is encrypted. Even if it does fall into the wrong hands, the encryption makes sure that nobody except for you and your business can access the actual data. Nobody else has the decryption key, which is an effective way of keeping things safe.
By combining encryption, authentication, and monitored data access, we can make sure that nobody except for you can access your data, therefore offering you the most secure enterprise cloud backup solution!