Cloud Backup Storage – Data Loss is a Business Nightmare
In today’s day and age, data is worth its weight in gold. It is the lifeline of any business. Data loss or damage can lead to catastrophic effects on your organization and can cause the closure of the business.
The problem, however, is that in the not so distant past, not only is data backup expensive, it also requires a lot of work. Not only does it tax your budget, but manual data backup can also be taxing to your IT staff. Trust me, no one wants to do a manual backup on a weekend.
Fortunately, the rise of cloud backup storage solves that problem for your business.
What is Cloud Backup Storage?
Gone are the days when you have to manually backup your data in actual physical disks like hard drives and tapes, which were the industry standard just a few years ago.
A cloud backup storage refers to the process of storing a copy of your important data on a remote server that is managed by a third-party managed service provider.
Managed service providers provide businesses access to their backup data through a client log-in application or website. This allows businesses to not only back up files but also configure how and when data backup will proceed.
Why Choose Cloud Backup Storage?
By entrusting the data backup component of your business to a trusted managed service provider, your organization will enjoy several benefits that you would have not enjoyed if you decided to tackle it on your own.
Low-Cost Data Backup Storage
The main cost saving will come with not needing to invest in expensive servers and other hardware to support the data backup process. You can simply subscribe to a plan that has sufficient cloud storage for your backup data.
In addition, since the servers are not located in your office, you do not have to allot space for it. You can rent a smaller space with smaller rent. Also, servers consume a lot of power. With the backup servers on your provider’s data center, it will not cause additional power consumption, which should reduce your utility bill.
Scalable Cloud-Based Data Backup Storage
The amount of data you handle today may increase as your company grows. You want a data backup solution that grows as your business grows. If you decided to build and manage your own backup server, once it exceeds its capacity, it will require a new set of capital investment to expand on it.
By going to the cloud, you don’t have to worry about the expansion of storage. If you have reached the limit of your current plan’s storage allotment, it is just a matter of increasing your plan for additional storage space.
Secure Cloud Backup Storage
If you are also wondering about the security issues of transmitting copies of your data in a remote server over the Internet, you would be happy to know that managed service providers employ high-level encryption to protect your data from being intercepted.
In addition, the data center itself, which houses multiple servers that are storing data for multiple clients, are heavily protected physically and virtually. Access to the actual servers is limited to authorized personnel and access to the actual data is protected by password-protected account logins.
Disaster Proof Cloud Backup Solution
The best practice when backing up data is to store it in a separate location because if something happens on your business location like floods or fire, you do not want your backup data stored in the same location as your main data server.
That is what’s great with cloud backup storage, backup data is automatically stored in a remote and separate server, which can be accessed immediately if a disaster hits your main location.
An Automated Cloud-Based Data Backup Process
Speaking of automation, most cloud backup storage providers let you automate the backup process through a web dashboard. This allows your IT team to customize how the data backup process will happen including the days and frequency so that it will have less effect on your daily operations.
This will reduce the burden on your IT team to manually backup your data. This will allow them to focus on other important information technology aspects of your business that will improve your operations and generate more income.
thinkIT Solutions – Cloud Backup Storage
thinkIT Solutions is a full-service IT provider that specializes in multiple IT solutions for businesses including cloud backup storage.
If you are looking for a reliable, secure, and automated worry-free data backup solution, we are here to help.
For more information, you can call our company at 608-1132 for inquiries and assistance.