It is important to understand the cost and ongoing operations of cloud backups. Asigra’s “What you need to know about cloud backup: your guide to cost, security, and flexibility” white paper addresses this area and in the next few posts we will provide a summary of this valuable information.
The first question asked in this section of the white paper is “What level of IT resources will be required to setup and maintain a cloud backup solution?” It is very important to understand your responsibility and to make sure you have the bandwidth to properly setup and maintain the solution.
One of the main reasons for going to a cloud solution is that is eliminates, or significantly reduces, infrastructure, implementation and maintenance requirements for an organization. With a cloud backup solution, the IT teams at companies can focus less on mundane activities and more on strategic initiatives for their organization.
Once the solution is set up, Asigra does recommend that you make sure that your cloud backup service provider is equipped to monitor your backups to identify and correct any possible problems. They also explain, like most things in life, that the price you pay for the backup service will reflect in the amount of responsibility you will have versus your cloud backup service provider. Make sure you know what you are getting into before you sign on the dotted line.