7 ways you benefit from cloud backup
For all the benefits the cloud brings, from convenience to security, there are still many businesses that have not made the move to a cloud backup solution. It might be because it feels safer to have your data where you can see it, in physical storage within arm’s reach. Or perhaps it’s a lack of understanding of the number of benefits businesses can harness from a cloud backup solution.
With the rapidly rising threat of cyber-attack and ever-increasing reliance on systems and data, it’s never been more critical that your business has a robust backup plan. Here are our top 7 ways that your business can benefit from a cloud backup solution.
1. Cost efficiency and better scalability
Cloud backups reduce cost and improve scalability in the same way as cloud storage. It’s no longer necessary to have hardware or physical space for it, or a team to help manage the equipment. With a cloud backup solution, you can easily expand your storage as your needs grow. A managed cloud backup service also brings the added benefit of experts who can run it, ensuring that your data is well protected and available when you need it.
2. No risk of data loss
Storing critical data locally brings an increased risk of data loss through damage, accident, theft and even natural disaster. When that occurs, the data is gone forever, creating huge challenges for businesses and costing time and money to overcome.
With a simple cloud backup when a disaster or breach occurs, businesses can access all of their data quickly and efficiently and continue servicing customers without delay.
3. Access your data exactly when and where you need it
Cloud data is accessible anytime, anywhere, so you can always access your backed-up files and data. Many cloud backup providers allow for multiple backup copies to exist at once. This means you can recover even small amounts of data that may have been lost through accidental deletion or another error.
4. Effectively manage back-ups
Automation and the cloud are a perfect match, allowing you to schedule regular backups to ensure data is always up-to-date. Most providers will also supply a report confirming that backups have been checked for any errors that would impact their effectiveness. With continuous backups you can even backup changes as they are made, ensuring backup data is always complete.
5. Virus protection
Viruses and malware can corrupt data before you even realise you have been infected. With a cloud backup, the reports emailed confirming the status of any recent backups will highlight irregularities in the data or change history that can help identify these attacks quickly.
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6. Tiered cost-value alignment
Over time data loses value, so not all of your data has the same value to your business. With a cloud backup solution, you don’t have to pay the same rate to store all of your data. By managing your backup lifecycle, you can gradually archive older data and store it in less accessible, cheaper storage. This delivers real value by aligning your data access needs with your cloud storage and keeping your most important data more readily available.
7. Zero infrastructure investment
A managed cloud backup solution means zero infrastructure investment. Simply pay for your cloud storage and the expert support to help manage it, and your data stays well protected and backed up in the cloud, just a few clicks away should you need it.
Backing up critical business data to the cloud bring many benefits. With a cloud backup you will have better security and protection from data loss, as well as save time, resources and money. Most importantly, you’ll enable your business to access your data anywhere and anytime you need it.
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