Backing up your organizations data is not a new topic. It has been discussed for many, many years. The way your business decides how to go about backing up your data has become a topic of conversation due to the amount of new ways to do so. Data is an organizations most valuable asset, but many companies don’t every consider making adjustments to ensure they are protecting it the best way possible. The word cloud has been tossed around the last few years and essentially just means the internet. Some businesses think about data and internet together and their immediate reaction is NO WAY. Cloud storage essentially is backing up data and information and involves sending a copy of the data on a private or public network to an off-site server. Technology advances and becomes more sophisticated every day. Cloud technologies have become very safe and secure and that is because it is the way of the future so technology manufacturers had to find a way to make it safe. Cloud technologies have taken on various different forms and cloud backup is one of the most used today.
Cloud storage allows businesses to stop utilizing internal resources for backing up their data to move off-site and still ensures backups are managed and secure. Here are some of the top benefits to using a Cloud Backup Solution:
- Lower total cost of ownership. When you use a cloud backup solution, you do not need to buy or install expensive equipment, instead you can utilize your existing infrastructure. Many companies, especially older ones, still use a complex tape backup system. It is expensive to purchase and maintain tape backup systems. Cloud backup software integrates with IT environments to locate and prioritize files for backup, and then securely transmits encrypted copies of those files to off-site data centers. This results in a lower total cost of ownership compared to the cost of purchasing and maintaining a tape backup system.
- Improved speed and reliability. One common mistake organizations make is they utilize a tape backup system but don’t have a plan in place for recovering and restoring the data. Not having a plan or not having a plan that is reliable and rapid can be detrimental to your business. A cloud backup and recovery solution can instantly restore your data, regardless of the location. Most organizations that implement a cloud storage solution work with an MSP and establish a backup and disaster recovery plan that can be carried out upon disaster or outage.
- Secure file transfers. Files selected for backup are encrypted before being sent to a cloud vault and remain encrypted once they reach their destination. The only decryption key resides with the customer, ensuring no unwanted eyes on your data. The safeguards with cloud storage are superior to non-encrypted on-premise data backup and recovery systems.
Cloud backup solutions are affordable, simple, automatic, offers anytime, anywhere access, and off-site security. Cloud has changed the data backup industry. It gives small to midsize organizations an affordable, off-site solution that is simple and accessible from anywhere. 2W Tech partnered with Axcient to develop a Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery solution. 2W Tech Uptime solution can protect your ERP system and/or your infrastructure and get you back up and running in as little as 20 minutes after a disaster or outage hits. It is not enough to just backup your data; give your organization the ability to access your data in the cloud until your system can get backup and running. 2W Tech can help make sure your organization and data are protected. Find out how we can help you by contacting us today.