With so many different devices, systems and platforms in use, it’s important that all of your data is backed up securely and efficiently. Sending your data to a Cloud Backup service is one way that you can ensure total continuous protection of all your data. If any device suddenly stops working or falls victim to a malicious software attack then your business will remain protected with some form of backup plan in place.
We can send data from laptops and desktops or from servers and network-attached storage to a variety of online platforms with price and recovery points to suit all of your needs.
Cloud-based backups are ideal for companies who need their information accessible anywhere and at any time. It is also an ideal choice for those looking for long-term cost-effectiveness since they don’t require expensive onsite storage hardware purchases like tape drives which lose capacity over time.
In regards to cloud backup services, your personal devices and company servers can be safeguarded and backed up in several ways.
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Cloud backup is a solution that provides secure online storage for your data. This means if you have an accident with any of your devices and they get damaged and can’t access your important information, it remains accessible via the cloud so that you can recover it quickly and seamlessly.
Some businesses may not want to keep backups on-site because they don’t want to risk getting into a situation where someone breaks into their office and steals both their documents & backup drives, leaving them with nothing to recover. Storing information offsite and keeping backups elsewhere means that even if something happens at the main office, you will always be able to recover from backup.
send your data to the cloud
Cloud backup works by sending your data to the cloud (aka a secure datacenter). This can be done with any device with an internet connection. Once it’s been backed up safely, you will have ultimate peace of mind knowing that if anything happens to any of those files, they will still be there for you to use and recover if and when needed.
With so many different devices, systems and platforms in use today, it is particularly important to ensure that all of your information is kept safe and secure at all times, no matter what scenario may arise. Sending your data off-site ensures that your information does not get lost or compromised. Data backups are automatically generated every day to keep your mind at ease.
Benefits of the cloud
Cloud backup services provide total convenience and peace of mind for many businesses and business owners. You can enjoy the many benefits by choosing a cloud backup service, ensuring your important data is saved remotely in the case that anything happens to any of your devices or systems that you rely on for its storage.
A lot of businesses also take advantage of a cloud backup service because they want to make sure their information is secure no matter what scenario may arise – such as a natural disaster, getting hacked or being infected with malware.
It would be extremely difficult if something like this were to happen, however, when there are remotely stored backups, it becomes much easier to restore sensitive information since those files can still be accessed relatively easily and promptly.
With both types of backup, you can select multiple recovery points, from every 15 minutes up to every month and everything in between. We use industry-leading software coupled with decades of experience protecting our client’s data and our own.
For a basic cloud backup solution, we have a file-level backup option. This is ideal for laptops that are out on the move and rarely make it into the head office. You can also use this for personal machines that have sentimental photos or important copies of documents. This backup can be set to run daily or weekly and will copy the folders you select (or your entire hard drive contents) up to a cloud storage zone via your internet connection. If there is an issue with your laptop or you accidentally delete some files, it’s simple to re-download them onto a new laptop or existing one.
Another popular option is to send a recoverable copy of your machine to cloud storage. This is a great option for workstations or servers that have complex software installations or configurations. The key issue here is time to recover your files as you want to keep the amount of downtime to a minimum if the worst happens. With an image backup, you can download a copy of your workstation or server and recover the entire system exactly how it was when the backup was taken. No need to install software again or go through the painful process of configuring the system from scratch, just download and recover then get back to work straight away.
Solutions for every business
Maybe you are thinking, ‘I’m already using Google Drive, OneDrive, Office 365 or Dropbox…I don’t need backups!’. Although it’s a common thought process – it’s entirely wrong. You may have a copy of some data in the cloud, but in the case of accidental deletion, virus or system failure, you might still lose all of that data and those providers have absolutely no obligation to help you out if the worst were to happen!
Cloud storage is not the same as cloud backup. If that drive has the only copy of your data and you haven’t backed it up anywhere else, you won’t be able to get your data back if it were to fail or become infected by malware. Cloud storage is exactly the same – if you haven’t got a backup plan in place, you’re going to lose data.
IT Leaders have the best Cloud Backup Solutions to suit every business. We will set up an efficient backup system for your cloud storage to ensure that your downtime is minimal if you are needing to recover your data. If there’s ever an issue with your machine or you’ve accidentally deleted data that you now need to access, we can send it over to you from the cloud backup storage in a matter of minutes.
The key message here is that moving to the cloud doesn’t suddenly mean your data is fully protected. All of the same best practices need to be considered, along with risk identification, and documented recovery strategies, to ensure you can get back up and running as promptly as possible!
What is cloud backup storage and how does it work?
Cloud backup storage is similar to regular backup methods however the location being backed up to is a secure datacenter instead of a box in your office. This means if your building burns down, you’ll have everything stored off-site & recovery will be easy no matter what happens!
When setting up cloud backup solutions for their businesses, IT Leaders can select how many versions they want to be kept on hand – this could be every 15 minutes all the way up to monthly increments.
Speak to the IT Leaders team about the most suitable secure cloud backup options for your business.
Are cloud backup solutions secure?
Yes! Every cloud backup solution we offer is secure and encrypted so no one else can access your data. We use industry-leading software to protect your precious data, backed by years of experience in the IT sector.
What is the most complete way to backup files?
The most complete way to backup files is an image – this includes your entire hard drive contents onto a cloud storage zone. This ensures you have total peace of mind that all-important data will be safe in the event of any issues with your system or device!
We specialise in helping businesses find and implement their best solution for offsite backup protection. Contact us today if you need consultation on how to protect your valuable data from damage or loss due to disasters.
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