How do you backup your data? What about client data? Analyst house Gartner predicts that the public cloud services market alone (this includes cloud backup and recovery) will increase by 18 percent to $246.8 billion in 2017.
A major focus for all IT companies this year has been data backup and recovery because of the increasing number of hacks, the complexity of those attacks and the growing threat of data loss in general (whether it be a hack or a blackout). A well-executed backup plan will make it much easier for you to recover from a successful ransomware attack without paying the ransom or from a simple outage.
How many backups should you have and where should they exist? There is something called the 3-2-1 rule. This means that you should have at least three copies of your data, two of which are local but on different mediums and one that is always off site. That way, if one data set is lost, there’s always another copy recover from.
In addition, a cloud-based backup solution provides off-site storage for additional peace of mind when on-premises data is at risk. Experienced IT companies automatically and efficiently backup client data for you, protecting you without any of the hassle. This provides an effective second line of defence against ransomware if information policy and systems fail to stop an attack from landing.
As you may know, there are a few different types of clouds. Do you know if you have a Private, Hybrid or Public cloud? While these are all good options, you need to know which option is best for your type of data.
Here is a quick description of your options.
- Private Cloud: Exclusive access, more flexibility and greater control
- Public Cloud: Provides flexibility, cost-effectiveness and are always up-to-date on the latest technology. (Not great for sensitive data!)
- Hybrid Cloud: Mix of public and private clouds. It leverages the flexibility of a public cloud and the size of a private cloud.
If you have sensitive data, the private cloud is definitely your best option. Valeo Networks has strategic partnerships with Microsoft, Dell, Datto and VMware, allowing us to offer customization and great pricing to customers. Want to learn more about cloud solutions customized for your business? Contact Valeo Networks at 800-584- 6844 or via sales@saalexIT.com anytime.