Although the consequences of data loss are well understood, too many businesses simply don’t have an acceptable cloud backup strategy in place. One new survey suggests that nearly half of all companies experienced data loss that resulted in downtime last year, largely due to infrequent, inadequate or nonexistent backup routines.
Nearly 90 percent of companies surveyed by the cybersecurity firm Acronis say they have a backup routine, but only 26 percent run daily backups. Twenty-eight percent back up weekly, and 20 percent back up monthly.
Shockingly, about half of the businesses that don’t run backups say they just don’t believe data backup is necessary.
Part of the problem is that backup is more complex than many people imagine. Data growth is outpacing the capabilities of existing backup technologies and processes, making it a challenge to complete backups within a reasonable window.
Even those who do perform regular backups often experience data loss due to accidents or oversight. Many never test their backups to ensure they’re working properly. It’s not that they are unconcerned about data protection — most say budget and staff limitations force them to focus their resources on more pressing day-to-day needs.
Why Cloud Backup Is The Best Solution
Such limitations shouldn’t prevent you from establishing a reliable backup routine that ensures the data protection of critical assets. Cloud-based solutions such as RMM Solutions’ Backup as a Service (BaaS) offering can close the gaps in your data protection strategy while relieving staff of the daily backup management burden.
Our cloud backup solution is built on Veeam Cloud Connect infrastructure and is supported by our engineering team’s deep expertise in backup, archive, and recovery technologies. Customer data is backed up to our two state-of-the-art data centers to help prevent catastrophic data loss.
Our Backup as a Service solution offers these four key customer benefits:
- Ease of Use. Customers can manage backups with just a few mouse clicks from a central console. It takes only about 10 minutes to configure Veeam Cloud Connect and point backups to the hosted backup repositories in RMM’s data centers through a secure SSL connection.
- Redundant Infrastructure. Our two data centers give customers the ability to failover to a cloud server infrastructure in the event of a disaster. It also provides protection from ransomware attacks and enables “sandbox” testing environments where customers can complete application updates and test new software in a non-production environment.
- Enhanced Security. Our data centers are fully compliant with key design, auditing, and regulatory standards such as SSAE-18 SOC 2 Type II, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Gramm-Leach Bliley. End-to-end encryption provides additional security.
- Increased Automation. Cloud Connect tightly integrates a variety of hypervisors at the API level. This enables application-consistent backup and recovery without additional software installed on virtual machines. Additionally, Veeam has automated testing features to ensure that all data and applications can be recovered if there is a disruption.
Budget and staff limitations often cause organizations to neglect their backup operations, but that is a risky choice. Backup as a Service (BaaS) is a dependable and cost-effective solution that can significantly reduce the chance of catastrophic data loss. If you’d like to learn more about shifting to a cloud backup solution, give us a call.
Posted by Mike Pape
Mike Pape is an experienced IT and cybersecurity executive who helps businesses uncover their cybersecurity challenges and develop a comprehensive security plan. He understands cybersecurity solutions around compliance, governance, data protection, and ransomware mitigation. His deep understanding of business operations and technology gives him the unique ability to develop business security strategies that truly protect companies against cyber threats.LinkedIn