Lower total cost of ownership
A cloud backup, recovery and restore solution takes advantage of your existing infrastructure, so you don’t need to buy or install expensive equipment. Cloud backup software integrates with IT environments to locate and prioritise files for backup, and then securely transmits encrypted copies of those files to offsite data centers. This results in a lower total cost of ownership compared to the purchase and maintenance of complex tape backup systems.
Improved reliability and speed of recovery
Having a backup solution is meaningless without a rapid and reliable method of recovering and restoring data. A cloud backup and recovery system instantly restores data regardless of your location, including individual files, the most common type of data recovery. By working with a managed service provider, you can establish Recovery Time Objectives and Recovery Point Objectives that match your business requirements.
More secure method of file transfer
Files selected for backup are encrypted before transmission to a cloud vault and remain encrypted once they reach their destination. The only decryption key resides with the customer, and these safeguards are superior to unencrypted on-premise data backup and recovery systems.
Reduced operating and administrative costs
Once you select a backup schedule, company data is saved automatically, providing an unobtrusive and transparent solution. This “set it and forget it” model results in less operational and administrative management for data backup.
Smarter use of IT resources
A cloud backup, recovery and restore solution allows your business to redirect IT resources to more pressing challenges or strategic initiatives within your organisation. The built-in scalability of cloud backup makes it easy to evolve as your business data environment grows and changes.
Stronger compliance safeguards
Although your company will continue to assume liability for data security when moving to cloud backup, a provider using multiple data centers that are geographically diverse can offer a backup solution with more reliability and redundancy than tape backup.
Eliminates the shortcomings of tape backup
Tape backups are often expensive, vulnerable to obsolescence and can be lost or stolen when being transported off-site. Also, recovering data from a tape system can be slow process, especially if a tape needs to be retrieved from an off-site vault.