Cloud backup is the answer to a solution that was previously unfeasible for SMBs, given its cost. Some time ago, to perform backup, it was necessary to have redundancies and create a complex logistics that demands transport, equipment, physical space, high costs and a lot of availability. Through cloud backup, a company can automate its backup routines, eliminating the complex logistics. In addition, you can also get several other benefits that we mentioned below:
Benefits of Cloud Backup:
Another big advantage of cloud backup is flexibility. Whether you're a small company with two computers, or a large company with thousands, the cloud has the capacity to deliver. What's more, even if your business starts small but gradually grows in your need for backup, the cloud will keep pace with that growth without you having to worry about how much physical space and equipment you'll need to allocate for it.
While cloud backup is flexible to fit any size of business, it's affordable. That is, the company that performs backups in the cloud spends proportionally to the resources it uses, eliminating the need to make high investments in hardware, logistics, physical space, etc. and mainly, the need to hire these resources that are idle, after all, it is not possible to buy “half a server”.
For geographically distributed companies, cloud backup is the IT person's best friend. Since the backup routines are standardized for all units and the information is all centralized. When it is necessary to reset the information of a unit, this information is easily located, and the reset is extremely fast.
Cloud backup can make information available to people outside the corporation. Whether they are traveling, home office or wherever! This ensures continuity of work, even if something happens that prevents employees from entering the company building and they need to work from another location.
Physical resources are limited, and physical equipment requires space, and at one time what can limit the growth of all this is your budget. Cloud backup allows you to continue backing up all your information. Regardless of whether you increase your volume by 100x from one month to the next.
Another big advantage of cloud backup is that it's always available. Unlike a company's physical server, which can crash or be shut down for maintenance, cloud backup is always available so information can be accessed anytime, anywhere.
The first and most sought-after advantage of cloud backup is security. Previously, a company could have backup on equipment solely dedicated to this, but in the same physical location as the company. Result: If the company suffered a theft or a natural disaster, the backup was lost with everything else.
The second option would be to have this backup in another location, in a vault outside the company. Storage security is almost resolved, but it needs a process full of human interventions that increases the risks. Cloud backup enables all information logistics to be done in an automated and digital way. In this way, it reduces the risk of forgetting or violating information. Security is stored in a secure datacenter and spread out in locations that ensure the information will continue to exist.
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Among all these advantages of cloud backup over physical backup, there's only one where physical is superior: speed. That's where I think comes in with a cloud backup solution that also caches information locally so as to leave information that can be accessed more frequently in the customer's on-premises environment, and information that needs to be securely archived in the cloud.
If your company is looking for the seven advantages of backup in the cloud plus the advantage of local backup, ON IT HUB is the answer!
Cloud storage looks complex. People use the term frequently and rarely knows how to explain it.
Cloud storage is a service where you can securely store files , documents, spreadsheets and photos. Plus, set up access to these files anywhere with your PC, Mac, phone, or Internet browser.
Before the advent of cloud storage, many employees stored files and data on their computer's hard drive, on external drives, or on a company server. In today's connected world, cloud storage offers many benefits compared to on-premises storage. For example, you can save, access, edit and share your files from any device, anywhere. Plus, it protects your files from accidental loss and online threats.
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Why Data Backup is Important for Your Business?
While you can’t predict when data loss will happen, you can make sure your business has the right solutions to recover its critical data. IT managers are responsible for implementing the right data backup and disaster recovery procedures in their businesses.
Here are a few reasons why your business needs to perform data backups and implement a disaster recovery solution:
- Preventive measures don’t always work
- Cyberattacks are constantly evolving
- Natural disasters can halt business in an instant
- Lost data hurts your brand’s reputation
- Insider threats are often unseen
What is the 3-2-1 rule for backup?
The 3-2-1 rule says there should be at least three copies or versions of data stored on two different pieces of media, one of which is off-site. Let's take a look at each of the three elements and what it addresses.
- 3 copies or versions: Having at least three different versions of your data over different periods of time ensures that you can recover from accidents that affect multiple versions. Any good backup system will have many more than three copies.
- 2 different media: You should not have both copies of your data on the same media. Consider, for example, Apple's Time Machine. You can fool it using Disc Utility to split your hard drive into two virtual volumes, and then use Time Machine to backup the first volume to the “second” volume. If the primary drive fails, the backup will fail as well. This is why you always have the backup on different media than the original.
- 1 backup off-site: A speaker at a conference once said he didn't like tapes because he put them in a box on top of a server, and they melted when the server caught fire. The problem wasn't tape; the problem was he put his backups on top of his server. Your backup copies, or at least one version of them, should be stored in a different physical location than the thing you are backing up.