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Protecting Your Data – Cloud SAFE Backup

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Data protection has become a core part of IT, but as a small or mid-sized company you may not have the in-house expertise (or the budget!) to stay on top of the latest and greatest.   Also as our computing environments become more and more complicated, data begins to fragment, and it can easily become unclear which data is backed up and recoverable and which is not.

Here are some facts and figures we shared during a recent Cloud SAFE Backup webinar on the importance of having a solid data protection plan:

  • 60% of businesses do not have a fully documented or tested data recovery plan
  • 93% of companies that lost their data center for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster
  • 23% of companies have never tested a disaster recovery plan
  • 40% do not believe the data recovery plan they have is adequate for business needs or regulations

And finally, $50,000 to $5 million is the range in dollar losses experienced by companies due to a data loss incident.  The numbers are telling but there is a way forward for any-sized business to gain the data protection they need. The cloud offers an opportunity to gain access to affordable yet powerful data backup and recovery.

What do we need to keep in mind when looking for a cloud backup solution?  Below is what we like to call “The Pillars of Successful Cloud Backups.”

Successful Cloud Backup

Take note of the SAFE Backup data principles:

  • Secure – encryption and reporting of where all backup data is located
  • Accessible/Available – local cache allows for high performance of both backups and restores
  • Foundational – seamlessly fits into existing backup operations by becoming a disk storage unit (CIFS or NFS)
  • Efficient – allows for use of low cost cloud object storage for long term backup and archive requirements

Cloud SAFE backup solutions can offer the protection your business needs with less complication and even less cost.

If you would like to learn more, we invite you to attend our SAFE Backups in the Cloud seminar on March 24th at 6:30 pm in St. Louis Park.  Learn more about backups in the cloud and watch the premiere of Batman v. Superman before opening night!