Are you doing a daily Data Backups to the Cloud? It should be the task of every manager to do daily backups of your data. Data Backups are essential for business Continuation (in the event of data loss).
The loss of emails, pictures or documents can result in lost business. If you are a home user, it can be a huge inconvenience if you lose personal information. Because of these facts, we at Technoserv highly recommend Data backups to the cloud.
There are a number of benefits to Cloud Backups:
Regular backups to memory sticks, external hard drives or mag-tapes are only as secure as their location. If any of these items fell into the wrong hands, ALL you information will be at their disposal.
Why Data Backups to the Cloud?
By making use of online Data Backups to the Cloud, your information is transferred via a secure, encrypted connection. The Backups are stored on a secure server, in a highly secured Data Center.
The data is encrypted while it is uploaded and when it is stored. 256 Bit Encryption is normally used, which is similar to or better than what most banks use to secure your transactions online.
Some Backup providers are strict. When you setup your account, ensure you record every bit of information. Make sure this information is kept safe. If you happen to lose your login credentials, no-one can help you re-set a password.
You could end up losing your data.
The Cloud Backup Services work continuously, so you can rest assured that your data is always being backed up. It helps give you peace of mind. You never know when something might go wrong and this service minimizes the amount of data lost in a disaster scenario.
Cloud Backups are pay as you go, so there is a low flat monthly fee. As you store more data, you increase your storage capacity. This is a great Return on investment because you don’t need to buy any expensive equipment. The software is part of the package. You download the software, do a guided setup, and everything else runs in the background.
You no longer have to swap hard drives, find memory sticks or remember who did the last tape change.
Cloud storage is online, so anyone, anywhere with an internet connection can get access to any data you allow them to access. This means, you can have employees anywhere, and they can still access work documentation.
As your business grows, inevitably your data increases. With this in mind, Cloud storage can grow as you grow. As more storage capacity is required, you just scale up your package and pay for what you need.
There is no need to buy any expensive servers, external drives or anything of the sort.
Accessibility and Reliability
In the past, backups were only as secure as the media that they were stored on. Numerous times, I am sure you experienced USB sticks just stop working. We had a number of Internal Hard Drives crash, so it makes sense to ensure there are multiple ways to store your Data.
Cloud servers are inside Data Centers. When it comes to these servers, the encrypted data is stored on a RAID configuration server.
A RAID configuration basically means that as the data is written to one drive, it is duplicated/mirrored over other drives on the same server, just as a safety feature “in case” something goes wrong with one drive.
Typically, these servers are constantly monitored and a technician is alerted if a drive “dies”. When he is notified, he can just “hot-swap” a new drive for the dead drive. Data on the other drives is mirrored/written back to the new drive.
In the same way, data on one server is replicated to other servers not just in the same Data Center, but to other Servers in other locations.
These Data Centers normally have a 99.9% Power uptime. They have Service Level Agreements with their clients, so it is imperative for data to be accessible 24/7.
Data centers are also protected from natural disasters and fire. They have multiple systems in place to ensure your information is safe, and still accessible in the event of a catastrophe.
Once you have backed up your data to the Cloud, you will be able to access it anywhere with an internet connection.
Should any of your devices be lost or stolen for any reason, you can just go online again and regain all your data once you replace the equipment.
By doing Data Backups to the Cloud, you can rest secure in the knowledge that the least amount of data will be lost in the event of fire, theft or lost.
For your ultimate peace of mind, give us a call, and we will happily help you find the right service to suit your needs. Use the contact form or call us on 082 765 8240 for assistance.
Data Backups to the Cloud – Your ultimate solution to prevent Data Loss.