Given the reliability, cost savings and ease of operation associated with cloud backup, it is not a surprise that many organizations are moving to the cloud to protect their data and systems and ensure they are easily recoverable.
Asigra summarizes the reasons for leaping onto the cloud with these six points:
- Ability to leverage existing infrastructure – a cloud backup and recovery solution doesn’t require buying or installing expensive equipment as it takes advantage of your existing corporate network
- Set it and forget it – once you select a backup schedule, company data is saved automatically, providing a transparent solution
- Tape backup shortcomings – tape backups are often expensive, vulnerable to obsolescence and can be lost or stolen when being transported off site
- Improved recovery time objectives – by using a managed backup service, the speed and reliability of your recovery and restore will be governed through your SLA
- Smarter use of IT resources – a cloud backup and recovery solution will allow your business to redirect IT resources to more pressing challenges within your organization
- Backup Lifecycle Management – a cloud backup and recovery solution aligns the value of your data with the cost of protecting it. As the value of your data declines over time the cost of protecting it also declines providing you with additional cost savings.
If you haven’t moved to the cloud, you may want to make it a 2012 New Year’s Resolution to evaluate your options and make sure you have a secure and reliable backup and recovery solution in place to ensure your business continuity well into the future. Happy New Year!