Why Cloud-to-Cloud Backup Is Crucial
Cloud services have grown in popularity in the last decade, experiencing tremendous growth in every sector and size of business. That growth is showing no signs of slowing down. Cisco predicts that by 2018, 59% of the total cloud workloads will be Software-as-a-Service workloads, up from 41% in 2013.
Offering reliability and security, clients often believe that they’re shielded from data loss. Even though they won’t have the same on-premise issues like hard drives crashing or loss of power, their data won’t be immune to inadvertent or malevolent removal.
Market opportunities for cloud-based security analytic services will rise beyond the existing key markets of financial firms and multinational corporations, according to Gartner’s Nov. 18, 2014, report, “Predicts 2015: Security Solutions.”
3 reasons to offer clients cloud-to-cloud backup services:
Because users — either accidentally or maliciously — can create problems.
Migrating to cloud won’t make organizations immune to user error. Because many updates are made in real-time, there may even be a greater opportunity for users to wreak havoc unintentionally by accidentally removing critical information.
Users may also cause problems because they don’t comprehend that certain data — emails or voicemails — may be deleted after a certain period of time, only to need them after they’ve been removed. Service providers can help their clients avoid data loss via cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery.
It’s equally important to consider malicious activity — internally or externally — and the ramifications it can have on cloud accounts. Disgruntled employees could delete critical information, leaving your client without a backup of the records they need.
Because mistakes can happen during migrations.
In managing cloud accounts, regular migrations are a common responsibility for managed service providers. It may be as small as transferring a single document from one account to another or as complex as shifting an entire set of data from an antiquated system to a brand-new one. Regardless of the size or difficulty of the migration, there’s always the possibility that something won’t go as planned.
Employing cloud-to-cloud backup ensures that data can be recovered should a migration cause the removal of data. At the very least, it allows you, the service provider, and your client to breathe easy.
These services also offer the benefit of bringing more clarity and understanding in data discovery initiatives.
Because regulations need to be met and you could be at risk of violating them.
In keeping user or company data private, it’s important to offer and leverage backup and recovery services. These services protect critical information — financial or user data — from being maliciously or unintentionally removed from the system.
Moreover, when an organization needs to engage in forensic inspection of systems, leveraging backup and recovery services can also help in restoring or duplicating data.