All businesses have business-critical data, applications and systems they need to protect – employee work stored on laptops, business applications running on servers or infrastructure systems like email and payroll. All of this information is vital to the operations of any business.
As a small or medium-sized business (SMB) with a limited budget and limited IT resources, looking after all this data is a major challenge. And let’s face it, sometimes things go wrong. Laptops get stolen. Email servers fail. Someone accidentally deletes a file or, even worse, an entire folder of business-critical information. Systems get hacked, files get corrupted, and as we all know, disasters do happen.
You know that without a means of business continuity, system outages or lost data can halt productivity and incur potentially unrecoverable losses to customer satisfaction, sales, reputation and revenue. When systems fail, you want the peace of mind that your applications and data can be restored quickly.
Why you should be using Managed Cloud Backup…
Peace of Mind Your remote data backup is completely monitored and managed by us so you never have to worry whether your data is still being backed up. We’ll quickly resolve any problems that come up and help you with file and system restores when needed. With our business continuity and cloud continuity you never have to worry about losing productivity if a server goes down -all included in your monthly cost.
Security With our remote backup, a copy of all your data is stored off-site. This is important because if something happens to your office such as a fire, flood or break-in, chances are not only will you lose the original data on your computer, but you’ll also lose your backup files as well. However, when you store your data at a different location, you don’t have to worry about that. No matter what happens to your computer or hard drive, you’ll always know there’s a safe and secure copy of your files at a different location.
Ease of Use Nothing is easier than doing nothing. And that’s exactly what you’ll have to do with remote backup: Nothing. Once the software is installed, backups run automatically according to the schedule that you decide. You can choose to backup your files once or twice a day, every hour or any time a file is modified. It’s up to you to decide-you have complete freedom and control. After that, just sit back and the backups will take care of themselves.
Protection Encrypting your data is the most effective way to keep unwanted eyes from looking at your personal files. Most backup systems store your data in the exact same form as the original. This is a double-edge sword. While it’s easy for you to retrieve your data, it’s also easy for other people to retrieve your data as well. Nobody wants to worry about others seeing their files. With remote backup, your data is automatically encrypted before it even leaves your computer. It stays encrypted while in transit over the internet and while it’s being stored in our remote facility. When the time comes, all you need to do is type in your password, and voila your data is unencrypted so you can read it. This way no one will ever see your files unless you want them to.
Convenience When you use remote backup, you’ll never have to worry about transferring your data from computer to computer again. Remote backup allows you to gain access to your backup files from any computer with an internet connection. Simply login into your account and you have instant access to all your files. You don’t even need to download any software, everything can be done directly through the internet. And remember, your data is encrypted so it’s always secure.
Storage Capacity Most types of data storage only offer a limited capacity of space to store your files. Flash memory only offers up to a few gigabytes of space while external hard drives offer upwards of 2TB of storage. But even at the higher end of the spectrum, there is still a limited capacity. Remote backup is different because your data is stored on dedicated servers with virtually unlimited space. If you discover you need more storage space, you can upgrade your account at any time. No longer will you have to upgrade your hardware or delete files to make room for other ones. With remote backup you will always have enough space to store everything you need to.
Business Continuity In the event of a server outage, you can run virtual images of your servers with a single click – Locally or in the Cloud – until the new hardware is ready.