5 Signs Cloud Backup Is Better For You

Blog Author: Aaron Smith | March 10th, 2016

With the increased popularity of the cloud and its’ innovative solutions, many of our clients are asking us if they should consider the cloud, and what it is about it that is so trustworthy.

While it should be noted that cloud and on – premise solutions should work as partners in the overall backup plan, we wanted to share certain scenarios where cloud backup just makes so much sense!

Hold tight.

1.Your Team Values Flexibility

More and more businesses are taking advantage of the benefits of remote workers. This doesn’t come without some drawbacks, though. With remote workers, there is a greater risk of lost or stolen laptops, human error or opening spam email. With so many employees working remotely and the very real threat of cyber attacks on the rise, it is more difficult than ever to manage and protect the data being used on various devices from various locations.

Cloud backups are an ideal solution in this scenario because employees are able to restore their devices from any web browser. Often, they are able to completely restore a device and be back to working productively in a very short period of time without ever having to return to the office.

 

2.You Want to Increase Your Level of Security

If your only backup system is in the same location as your office, you could be in trouble if a natural disaster causes failure to your primary device and backup system in one hit.  However, if you have cloud backup, your data will be kept secure in an offsite location.

With cloud storage, your data is encrypted which means no one else except you will be able to read your information. In order to gain access to the data and to decrypt it, you’ll need a key or certificate that identifies you.

You can rest easy at night knowing that your business’s financial data and intellectual property are well protected.

 

3.You’re a Smarter Budgeter

If your business is tightening its’ budget or just budgeting wisely, cloud backup solutions are a great solution as they offer a lot of bang for the buck, making your IT dollars stretch as far as possible. Cloud solutions, on a whole, fitting into the budget as a monthly expense. It also alleviates hardware spending. Cloud solutions are adoptable at a fraction of the price of on – premise solutions.

 

4. You’re Short For Time

Time is one of the most commonly stated reasons companies aren’t backing up their data. We can’t stress how important it is to have data backup. Imagine the amount of time it will cost you if you lose all your data.

The great thing about cloud backup is that it does not require any additional time commitment.

Your IT provider can backup data regularly and you won’t have to spend your valuable time on it.

 

5. You Update Software Regularly

In the wake of security threats and constantly evolving technology all software needs to be upgraded from time to time. This is especially important for backup software because the systems being backed up get upgraded and the backup software needs to keep up with the latest releases. Cloud solutions are by far the winner in this contest because the multitenant system is upgraded on behalf of the users. This results in zero downtime. Even client software is more easily upgraded, as the upgrades can be pushed to supported devices with little to no training or communication.

These 5 scenarios are not the only times when a cloud backup solution can be a breath of fresh air as there are many benefits to the cloud. It is a resilient, more secure, and disaster-ready platform than on premise solutions.

To learn more about how to harness the power of the cloud to your advantage reach out to the team of experts at Correct Solutions on 02 8831 8200.

 

 

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