Cloud backup allows companies to maintain business-critical data in cloud storage structures, being able to access them anytime and anywhere. Having a cloud backup ensures greater protection for corporate data, preventing the loss of essential data for the company.
Cloud backup services can be formatted to meet the demands of companies of varying sizes and segments. If you are starting on this topic, or are completely lay on the law, this blog post will help you understand a little more about the operation and terminologies associated with cloud backup.
How to get started with cloud backup projects?
The complexity of a cloud backup project varies according to the criticality of the data to be maintained. Anyway, as this content deals with basic principles associated with the operation of the cloud backup, the topic will be addressed in less depth.
Generally speaking, the first step is to define the data that will be saved in the cloud structure. At this point, you must assess the criticality of the data generated / maintained by the company and select those that should be inserted in the cloud backup routine. Contracts, financial and accounting data are some examples of critical data that could be inserted into the backup routine. After defining this data, it is important to look for cloud services and tools that best meet the company’s needs.
Following, it is important to define the times and season that the backup will be performed. There are several possibilities and some precautions that must be taken in this regard. For example, performing backups during business hours can compromise the company’s internet resource, if the company does not have controls that prevent excessive internet consumption by the backup service.
The frequency of the backup and the time it will be performed are crucial points that must be carefully evaluated to avoid future inconveniences. In any case, it is important to note that you will be able to run your backup routine one or more times a day, ensuring less impact in case of claims that require recovery of the data included in the backup routine.
Cloud backup is an interesting alternative for companies of various sizes and segments; however, it is a very interesting option for small businesses that keep their data on external disks, or other not so reliable backup formats. This way, the risk associated with data loss caused by defects in these devices is considerably reduce.
Some benefits of cloud backup
In addition to what has already been mentioned in this blog post, it is possible to highlight benefits, such as:
Reduction of costs associated with infrastructure: By opting for a cloud storage solution you minimize the investments in equipment, necessary to set up a minimally viable backup structure in your company.
Security for corporate data: Backup service providers conventionally rely on highly robust structures for storing data. Few companies are able to achieve the level of security and compliance existing in datacenters used to provide cloud services.
Human capital: All the complexity associated with maintaining the backup structure is absorbed by the provider when we hire cloud backup services. This type of benefit is highly representative, as in addition to reducing costs, it guarantees technical expertise to the contractor.
Specialized software: Like human capital, when hiring a cloud backup service, you make use of specialized solutions to guarantee the integrity of the data that you have chosen to keep through the service. These software and applications are highly specialized and require substantial investments to be acquired.
After knowing a little more about the features and benefits of cloud backup, it is possible to assess whether this type of service makes sense for your business.
Although there are other simpler formats for making backups, such as external disks, DVDs, CDs, pendrives, among others, it is important to be aware of the fragility of these methods and to evaluate more robust models.
It is also important to note that the verticalization of a backup structure in the company itself can become something substantially expensive, depending on the needs of the business. For this reason, that cloud backup services have been gaining space in the market, serving companies with different investment capacities.
If you still have doubts about the existing possibilities for performing backups of corporate data, talk to one of our specialists, we will certainly help you to make the right decision for your business.