The advantages of using data backup service providers

Stephen Perkins

Businesses have come to depend on cloud technology for many of their daily technological needs, especially as data storage and disaster recovery take center stage in the age of big data. 

Cloud backups not only function as a safe haven for a company's most important information, but they also serve as a life raft for business continuity in the event of data loss. Many small- and medium-sized businesses that have not yet adopted cloud backup models into their business operations typically rely on a single hard drive for data protection, exposing themselves to an array of potential disasters that could put data integrity at risk. Having a local, in-house storage device that day-to-day operations depend on is important, but having that information at an additional off-site location adds layers of protection to keep companies afloat in case of data loss.

Aside from storing data at an off-site and secure location, cloud backup providers typically offer much greater levels of security than SMBs can engineer on their own. While cloud technology has provoked concerns among business owners and IT departments about their data's security, service providers bring with them the expertise and knowledge in data protection that many SMBs lack. 

Retrieving information through cloud-based data recovery is easier and more efficient than traditional methods. The cost of maintaining equipment to ensure important data is backed up properly and safely is also a drain on an organization's resources. Spending time rebooting servers or cleaning hard drives can drive down productivity and take away from other important business objectives. In addition, outdated technology could steer away customers who seek companies with more modern technological assets.

Whether it's having the ability to quickly launch disaster recovery processes, enjoying a greater level of security over mission-critical business data or simply not worrying about updating software, cloud storage solutions offer better data protection and uptime than any other conventional method. For SMBs that have not yet migrated to cloud backups, the question they should be asking is when they will adopt cloud storage rather than if they should. 

Categories: Cloud Backup, Data Protection, Disaster Recovery