What is Cloud Backup?
Cloud backup saves companies time, stress, and money by providing backup, disaster recovery, data migration, and high availability. A copy of all important data is transferred over a network to an off-site cloud-based server. The cost of cloud backup is based on the size of the company and capacity needed.
The cloud protects mission-critical and non-critical data in the event of a catastrophe, whether that’s a natural disaster, a dropped laptop, an office fire, or a data security breach.
If a mishap that destroys data occurs on site, the cloud offers a convenient way to restore that data from the last backup. Company owners may choose how frequently the cloud backups occur – every 5 hours, 24 hours, etc.
With automatic cloud backup, you don’t have to be anxious about losing important company information in the event of an unforeseen disaster. You can also prevent costly company downtime but immediately restoring data once the disaster has been addressed and resolved.
Benefits of Cloud Backup
- Cloud backup can be scaled to fit the needs of your business and accommodate fluctuations in the size of the company.
- The third-party service providers manage everything related to the cloud, freeing business owners to focus on more important tasks, such as growing their company.
- Cloud backup is protected against data breaches such as malware and ransomware because the data is located offsite from the business’s network.
- Small- to medium-sized business appreciate the convenience, usability, and ease of cloud backup
If a proprietary network isn’t available, the data must pass through a public network, but to protect the confidentiality of the information, the data is encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS).
Either the cloud service provider or the business owner protects the encryption key. Limiting access control to the cloud heightens security, and write-once, read-only features protect the data from being corrupted.
Do You Need Help?
If you want to find out if cloud backup is a viable option for your company, feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to help. During our conversation, we can discuss feasibility, potential business return, and if ComTec Solutions is the right fit for your company.