Cloud Solutions and Management
You will surely agree that your company’s data is priceless, and you would never dream of losing it. But, do you have an action plan in place if there's a catastrophic event? Do you have an off-site backup to restore all your data? And is your off-site backup up-to-date with all the latest changes to your data?
Without a doubt, most businesses nowadays have an on-site backup and an off-site backup. But, unfortunately, in certain cases the off-site backup doesn't contain all the latest data. You can call it negligence, you can call it whatever you want. The truth is that, if there's a fire in your company premises or in case of a natural disaster, having an outdated off-site backup won't help you restore everything back to exactly how it was before the incident. And data loss can have a very negative impact on your business – it can affect your productivity, your reputation, and sales and conversation rates, amongst other factors.
The exponential growth of data worldwide has made managing backups more difficult than ever before. With traditional methods such as tape libraries and secondary sites falling behind, many organisations are extending backup targets to the cloud. Business continuity depends on the efficient, uninterrupted flow of data across an organisation. For this reason, apart from backups, you need a proactive cloud disaster recovery strategy that will help you stay up and running in the event that your physical infrastructure is unavailable for any length of time.
And this is where we come in! We can help you minimise the disruption to your business activities in case there's some sort of catastrophic event that affects your data by setting up, configuring, and maintaining a cloud solution for your company.
There are various cloud service providers to choose from but, in our opinion (and of many others), Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s leading cloud platform. They offer the most storage services, data-transfer methods, and networking options to build solutions that protect your data with unmatched durability and security.
Here are the benefits of backing up to the AWS Cloud:
- Data durability – copies of all data uploaded to the AWS Cloud are created and stored across at least three devices. Even when following best practices, on-premises capabilities cannot match AWS’ durability due to their global scale and security.
- Flexibility and scalability – scale up your backup resources in minutes as data requirements change. With AWS, you no longer need to wait weeks-to-months to procure tapes, disks, and other IT resources to increase your storage infrastructure. This ability to scale on demand can improve operational flexibility, innovation, and business agility.
- Cost efficiencies – spend efficiently with pay-as-you-go pricing, cost-management tools, and data lifecycle policies. With these capabilities, you can cost-effectively protect data in the cloud without sacrificing performance. Sending backups to AWS can be the first step in reducing total cost of ownership.
- Backup for all data types – AWS' storage services for object (Amazon S3 and Amazon S3 Glacier), file (Amazon Elastic File System), and block (Amazon Elastic Block Storage) support industry-leading scalability, availability, durability, and security so your backups are protected against failures, errors, and threats, and available when needed.
- Security and compliance – protect backups with a data center and network architecture built for the most security-sensitive organisations. Manage access, detect irregular activity, encrypt data, and perform audits with AWS Security services. AWS also maintains compliance programs to help you meet all of your regulatory requirements.
- Disaster recovery (DR) – protect critical data, applications, and IT systems that are running in the AWS Cloud or in your on-premises environment without incurring the expense of a second physical site. With Amazon S3 storage, and other AWS compute, networking, and database services, you can create DR architectures in order to quickly and easily recover from outages caused by natural disasters, system failures, and human errors.
Don't let data loss ruin your business. Invest in a cloud backup solution like AWS, and say goodbye to all your data worries! With a cloud solution, your business will resume its activities immediately if disaster strikes.
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If you would like to learn more about the repercussions of data loss, check out our blog Why Businesses Should Have a Data Backup Plan and a Disaster Recovery Plan.