Benefits of Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery Services

Written by Bruce McKnight on . Posted in S2D Blog

Lost data can potentially spell disaster for a company. That’s why it’s important to look into our cloud-based disaster recovery solution – the benefits far outweigh any cost involved, and it could save your company a lot of money in the long run.

What are the risks of traditional backup devices?

Storage devices such as flash drives can easily be lost or damaged. No matter how much money your company shells out for high-quality backup devices, anything from a power outage to an earthquake could result in a mass loss of data – and possible financial disaster. Even simple human error could result in important files being lost, but the use of cloud backup can reduce that risk considerably.

Vitally, cloud backup solutions such as Stage2Data also offer greater encryption measures to reduce the risk of a security breach.

How safe is my data in the Cloud?

High-profile cases in the media have lead people to fear that their data backed up on the Cloud is not safe. In truth, it is usually weak passwords implemented by the user that lead to hackers finding personal data. A good company should brief all staff about the importance of choosing a strong password, and if possible change them all every week or even every day.

However, a good Cloud solution provider will make your data completely hacker-proof. All Stage2Data backups have military grade encryption installed to ensure no-one gets in, so even your most sensitive documents can be safely stored and shared with those necessary without worry.

What happens in the case of a disaster?

Stage2Data Remote Disaster Recovery takes care of everything. We use your company’s existing infrastructure to recreate your server in the cloud. If a disaster takes place, simply call Stage2Data to arrange a recreation of the system. Your data will remain intact whilst our DR experts work with you to resolve the problem.

This service is very easy to install, and very user-friendly.

Can my company afford Cloud services?

When you’re going with a reputable company, the investment is always worth the cost.

Cloud storage can actually reduce your company’s outgoings considerably. The maintenance costs associated with data storage will go down, as will your bandwidth costs. Stage2Data completes all backups overnight, so during business hours your bandwidth won’t be affected, and you pay only for the data that you need protected.

Cloud storage can also help your company reduce its carbon footprint – using the cloud for data storage is much more environmentally friendly than using computers and physical storage devices. Ultimately, it could save your company money on energy bills too.

If you’re looking to add safety to your document storage, talk to our team today!