It's not hard to see why. Securing effective data backups has become incredibly important in this age of cyber-crime. According to a 2018 ‘State of Cyber-security Report’, 88 digital records were lost or stolen every second in 2017.
Data breaches, DDoS attacks, ransomware and the newest strains of malware are a consistent threat to your organisation, from the data you store, your intellectual property, capital and reputation. Businesses of all sizes are having a moment of truth with their cyber-security strategy and wondering...are we truly prepared for a cyber-attack?
In 2019, businesses will increasingly turn to cloud backups in order to strengthen their overall cyber-security strategy.
In fact, according to the Spiceworks 2019 State of IT report, backup and disaster recovery represent 15% of overall cloud spending—the largest segment of the pie!
If your backup hard drives are in the same location as your primary storage and servers, then in a crisis situation, they'll probably both be lost or damaged! BaaS replicates your files to a secure, off-site cloud location where they'll be protected & easily accessible..
Purchasing the hardware necessary to replicate IT infrastructures is expensive & often an unplanned need. Many organisations encounter savings once moved to the cloud for backup & DR. Fortunately, the cloud has frequent monitoring and is scalable, so you only pay for what you use.
Cloud backup makes data recovery a simple process with a few clicks, which means that your operations can return to normal as quickly as possible. In a world where downtime can be deadly for businesses, BaaS helps you meet strict RPO and RTO objectives.
Traditional backups rely on snapshots of data that are at least 24 hrs old. In case of data loss, restored files will be at least 1 day old. In certain sectors, like healthcare, this is unacceptable. Cloud-based backup & disaster recovery offers continuous replication, so data will always be accurate.
With cloud-powered BaaS, it is easy to test how fast data can be restored & improve upon that speed or make changes. You can also minimise interruptions for your team and customers by testing your backup plan in a cloud environment, so it is always up-to-date should disaster strike.