Cloud Backups & Recovery
How Enterprises Should Consider Cloud-Based Backup and Recovery
In the last decade, we have seen an enormous growth in the data volumes and there seems to be a corresponding shift in the way in which enterprises deal with their data. While cloud storage technology has become affordable and has improved, there has been a struggle to keep up with all the data growth.
Storage infrastructure growth is costly and is a constant process. Clearing up enough storage capacity is not an easy decision, and with the growing business requirements and regulatory compliance for organisations to have effective backup and disaster-recovery methods in place.
Cloud based storage is a stimulant for major changes in the backup and recovery scene. Cloud storage provides numerous benefits to businesses, including flexibility, scalability, accessibility, monitoring ease, and economical pricing. Many believe that the cloud-based backup and recovery idea is a reasonable proposition for many enterprises, and this can help check off one of the biggest headaches of many IT departments.
Cloud-Based Storage for Backup and Recovery
Normally, backup and recovery has always been thought of as an IT function, with many businesses thinking of it as a low priority. However, over the last ten years, the shift in business operations, IT penetration, and growth in consumerisation have put overwhelming pressure on data integrity.
Enterprises are now requiring effective data backups, as well as adequate recovery strategies. Business progression, regulatory compliance, and the growing IT infrastructure management costs have made many organisations rethink many of their priorities.
The normal way to back up and restore your data onsite can be expensive because of numerous factors including maintaining the infrastructure, the labour costs, the rising cost of real estate, and developing new technologies and appliances, plus the chance of natural or non-natural disasters that can pose difficult challenges to the existing strategies and storage methods.
Cloud-based backup and recovery is able to provide several benefits to enterprises and they can be an easy, simple, and cost-effective way to back up your media and data off-premise. Customers will pay a nominal fee according to the volume or size of the data, how many applications, licensing and maintenance, and how the data there is to be recovered.
By using cloud storage portals, customers will be able to transfer the encrypted data through secure network protocols to a remotely managed data centre, so in one step the data is archived, backed up, and is safe from most disasters. A lot of our solutions also have snapshot capabilities, making it much easier to restore data from another location in case there is a failure.
Cloud-based backup and recovery solutions will also provide the ability to back up virtual machines. A strong management process must be used to control costs and gain complete visibility into the way in which the growth in data is managed.
Cloud-Based Backup and Recovery Needs Consideration
Cloud-based backup and recovery is something that enterprises would be smart to check out so that they have a clear and defined strategy for. Merely shifting all the data to the cloud can prove to be quite hazardous.
Some critical factors such as data security, the application consistency, and data protection, the size of data, unclear SLAs, and support are a few of the serious issues that enterprises should be aware of when it is time to select a cloud provider. RevoBlue have migrated a number of customers from existing providers due to their incumbent supplier not being transparent about their SLA’s and Terms.
Contact us for more information on how we can help your business protect against downtime and data loss.