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Cloud Backup

Tuesday, 27 March 2012 01:20

As a business, your data is one of the most important aspects of your operation. Backups have long been the bane of many companies but if done correctly they can be used to restore critical user files, emails and PCs to entire servers and sites. Put simply, backing up data to the cloud means you're backing up data to a secure data centre via your Internet connection, instead of just to local system/server.

Why Cloud Backup

The data held by a company is essential for its sustainability, growth and bottom line. The value of information should not be underestimated, so provisions for its security, protection and retrieval are imperative.

Cloud backup presents the opportunity for organisations to implement an automated, low risk, efficient solution without fears of data loss and escalating costs. Sensitive information is invaluable and traditional onsite backup methods via tape are unsafe and tedious. Most of all, daily backups are laborious and should disaster strike, require the allocation of critical IT resources when recovery is required.

Benefits of Cloud Backup:

  • No hardware investment
  • Encrypted Data and connection
  • Business continuity in case disaster occurs with physical office
  • Eliminates human error associated with tapes/hard drives, especially during restoration
  • Saves employee time during backup/restoration
  • Cost control with no need for onsite data specialists
  • No need to pay for, or replace, tapes
  • No courier costs
  • No hardware/software renewals
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