Most managed service providers (MSPs) should perform backups in the cloud because of the inherent security risks associated with local storage. If you are not utilizing cloud computing, then you will, at the very least, want to look into a cloud backup. By storing backups at a remote location, businesses are able to gain remote access to their data while maintaining an additional layer of security. This is important should something happen or be compromised at the original storage location.
Most cloud servers have a backup that is located off-site. This is just a service that is a part of utilizing cloud computing. However, if you are still using traditional infrastructure, then you should look into some sort of backup system that is off-site. This will ensure that your information is safe should there be a fire or other issue with the current infrastructure.
Even if you do your own data backups, it will require time and money to establish and operate your backup infrastructure in-house with additional employees and technology.
Reasons for Utilizing Secure Data Backups and Recovery Via a Cloud
Vital files can be safely stored offsite in a cloud backup service as protection, should there be a cyber attack of some sort. However, there are other reasons that you should look into cloud backups, such as:
If your storage bandwidth needs grow, you may have to invest in more expensive hardware like servers, modems, and other components, making on-premises data storage a costly proposition.
Like other cloud storage options, the cost of managed backup services depends on how you use them. Your organization just pays for what it needs. Companies can easily raise their data storage demands without the worry of having to invest in a lot of infrastructures. Furthermore, they can scale it back just as easily if their demands go down.
2-Keeps Applications and Sensitive Data Safe
For many businesses, data backup is more than just a matter of securing their reputation and ensuring their peace of mind. In highly regulated industries such as healthcare and banking and IT compliance, security is needed.
Businesses, on the other hand, have a slew of concerns beyond data safety. If you work with an MSP, you can delegate this responsibility to the experts. End-to-end encryption and multi-factor authentication are common security measures employed by (MSPs). This helps keep their customers’ data and applications safe from illegal access.
3-Offers Proactive Monitoring
An MSP constantly monitors your data centers, cloud storage, and MSP to ensure everything is working smoothly. So you don’t have to worry if something goes awry. They’ll take care of it straight away. In fact, when something goes wrong, many times, the people utilizing the MSP services don’t even realize it.
Other benefits to having an MSP are minimizing your downtime, knowing that things are under control and safe, and freeing up your internal staff to do other things.
Partners Plus is here when you are ready to transition from a traditional backup plan to something cloud-based. We can help you with any questions or concerns and offer advice when needed. Call 302-529-3700 today to get started.