June 11, 2021 | 4 Minute Read
You may be wondering, does my business really need a data backup solution?
Think of it like renter’s insurance; you may never need to use it, but in the case of theft, fire, or flooding, you’ll be counting your blessings that you had insurance to cover the unexpected expenses. Similarly, if your business experiences data loss, human error, or an information breach, you’ll be glad to know that all your information is safe and recoverable. If all of your information is contained only in one physical place or has not been backed up appropriately, you are putting your entire business at risk. Data loss can happen at any time, so it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Backup solutions have evolved over the years. However, the premise is still the same. All data backup solutions ensure the safety of your data by using on-site or off-site data storage for protecting information. Any data present at your business will be copied and replicated into the store to ensure a backed-up copy at all times. There are two ways of storing and backing data, which include the traditional on-premise backup and cloud-based backup solution.
The traditional on-site data backup is an outdated model that uses a local physical drive to store data at the location of the business. This is still popular amongst those who prefer simplicity, and are uninterested in changing technologies.
However, in today’s digital world, the most commonly used (and preferred) backup solution is a cloud backup system. Cloud computing allows information to be accessed, managed, and stored in a remote cloud server via the Internet. Deploying a cloud backup solution is highly recommended for all businesses. In the case of a physical catastrophe, you could potentially lose important data that is vital to your everyday operations. A cloud backup solution will not be affected by physical errors and would allow businesses to restore information seamlessly while ensuring business continuity.
Still not convinced? Keep reading to find out why 94% of enterprises have already adapted to utilizing the cloud!
Reliability: One of the main reasons businesses opt for a data backup solution is because it provides peace of mind for your business. Most of the time, data loss is caused by measures beyond your control such as natural disaster, human error, or theft. Due to the fact that cloud backup is unlike your conventional onsite data backup, you’ll always be assured that your information is protected. You won’t have to break a sweat or lose a night’s sleep because your information is already backed in the cloud and recoverable.
Reduced Costs: The beauty of cloud service is that you typically only pay for what you use. This option allows you to maximize your data capacity without spending more than you’ll actually use. In turn, this will help lower operating costs and allow businesses to run their infrastructure more efficiently.
Scalability: Unlike an on-premise backup that typically involves additional hardware or software licenses, you can easily add more storage if needed. Cloud backup can be scaled up or down depending on the size of your data. As your business grows, you’ll have plenty of options with cloud data backup such as monthly plans and prices that fit your growth needs.
Accessibility: Say goodbye to pesky tapes, CD’s and USB drives and say hello to accessibility from anywhere. Cloud computing works from anywhere as long as you have access to the internet. Recover files and backup data from any location, from any device. One of the main benefits of using cloud computing is its convenience and ease of use.
Security: Not only is cloud computing the latest and most innovative technology around, but it is also incredibly safe and reliable. The only person with access is the business owner and whoever they share their credentials with. Data stored in the cloud is all encrypted, making it immensely hard for anyone to access. Cloud backup encrypts your data whenever it is copied and backed up to ensure data security at all times. The chances of your information becoming breached and compromised are unlikely with advanced cloud security, policies, and controls on your side.
Choosing the right backup may seem tricky because there are thousands of cloud platforms available. With so many options, how does one ensure that they’ve picked the right one? Well… Every business is different, therefore your needs are also different. In order to choose the right data backup and recovery solution, you’ll have to consider what is essential for your business and what is not.
Consider the following:
Track Record: Is the backup provider a trustworthy one? How credible are they? Just like a local system, cloud servers are also prone to crashing and experiencing technical errors. Make sure that the provider has a successful track record and get details regarding their security. It’s important to understand how the provider will be storing your files and what their recovery process is like. For example, how often are backups created, and how long does restoration of data take? If these timelines are too long for you, look for a provider that will satisfy your requirements.
Price: You shouldn’t break your bank just to guarantee the safety of your business. A backup solution should be reasonably affordable and scalable, meaning if you need more storage, you’ll be able to easily add more or less based on the size of your data. However, keep in mind that a cheaper price may also mean lower security measures. Don’t compromise price for protection. Find a solution that best fits your needs!
User-friendly: Having a simplified solution is essential. In the case of data loss and you need to restore your information immediately, you have no time to read through manuals and how-to videos. A complicated backup process can cause you to become overwhelmed and make mistakes. Choosing a solution that’s easy to navigate and user-friendly is crucial. Ask your provider for a live demo and instructions on how to properly restore and backup information.
Living in a digital world requires digital protection. Anything can happen when you’re working with technology, so it’s imperative to keep your data safe and secure. If your business is not utilizing a cloud backup, it’s time to look up into the cloud!
Look no further, Milano’s got you covered with m-Backup. This is our completely automated, professionally managed online backup and recovery service. Our state-of-the-art solution backs up critical data, archives it in a secure, off-site data center, and makes it immediately available for recovery, 24 hours a day.
Guaranteed Recovery: You’ll have access to Immediate restoration of historic files to prevent data loss. All you have to do is easily select files from a catalog of archived versions and begin the recovery process.
Secure Connections: We guarantee security and privacy. Your backup and recovery are secured with password protection, digital certificates, and the most advanced encryption technology, so your information will be safe at all times.
Pay Per Usage: If your needs increase over time, you can upgrade your service efficiently and quickly. Don’t get locked into big contracts.
Web Portal Access: Accessing your files will take under a minute. The entire backup and data recovery can be managed from any web browser, from any device, anywhere in the world.
Learn more about mbackup here!
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