The last 20 years has seen major developments in the way we both run and market our businesses. The internet has reached into every facet of our lives and given us more opportunities and challenges than we ever thought possible.
One of these recent opportunities is the new cloud technologies and the ability to save your critical data, not to just your office servers, but to a much safer environment using this new technology.
If you’re considering using the cloud for backups and disaster recovery, here are a few things to consider.
Using cloud technology for critical data backups
- Make sure to review your current service level agreements as most of these will have been signed before cloud technology became available. So check who is responsible for your backups and who owns them.
- Examine your service level agreements for the sections that cover the security of your data, not only when it is in storage, but also as it is transferred over the internet between your business and the storage facility.
- Next, think about how your need for storage has increased over the past few years and whether your existing facilities can handle your expansion in the future – and how much that will cost.
- If the worst happens and you lose all of your onsite data, what is the process of retrieving your backup data? Can your current storage facility help you to retrieve any lost data?
- It is also best to ensure that whatever technology you use to back up your critical data has sufficient redundancy to ensure a clean backup of your business and also how long that retrieval will take until your business is up and running.
- Cost effectiveness: The popularity of cloud technology has made this option very affordable for most businesses. For the cost of a few hundred dollars, you can have your critical data backed up securely.
- Ease of access: You have access to your saved data anytime, anywhere. As long as you have an internet connection, you can access this data anywhere in the world.
- Automatic backups: One set up, you don’t have to worry about backing up your data, as the process is automated.
- Easy to recover: With a few clicks of your mouse, you can easily restore any lost files.
Benefits of using the cloud for disaster recovery
Office servers are still a very effective way to back up your critical data, but cloud technology has made considerable inroads into this market, particularly in the area of security, ease of use and affordability.
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