Over recent years, everyone seems to be referring to “The Cloud,” presenting itself as a mysterious and almighty solution for all data and information storage. The reason this has spiked is because computers and physical harddrives can only handle so much until they’re full beyond use. When you’re working within a major company with never ending influxes of important and valuable data, this is a real issue. On top of this, the threat of losing external hard drives, not being able to save files, or the risk of cyber attacks means that companies have been turning to cloud storage as a solution.
What is Backup As A Service?
Managed Service Providers and IT departments utilise this cloud technology for Backup as a Service (Baas), which assists Disaster Recovery As A Service (DRaaS). BaaS and DRaaS are the processes of storing and securing files, folders, and hard drive contents within offsite data storage for protection and recovery purposes. The process of BaaS ensures the regular backup of information to remote storage over a secure network connection, which assists DRaaS by providing a cloud backup to pull from in the case of emergency.
How Does Backup As A Service Work?
BaaS transmits data through a secure network connection to the cloud, most often managed by a service provider. Depending on the importance and volume of your company’s files, folders, and content, backups can run at different intervals (daily, monthly, or continually). Once set up, data is encrypted through this secure network and stored until it needs to be accessed again. Your service provider manages the whole transmission process and provides you with a user-friendly dashboard that allows you to easily view and access your stored information.
Why Is BaaS Important for DRaaS?
The loss of data is severely damaging to any company, regardless of how little data was lost. Valuable information, such as client details, working files, and confidential data, can be at risk of data breaches, technological failure, or careless storage. In the case that this data is lost or breached, your company could come to a standstill, create disruptions to client work, or run into legal issues. For this reason, it’s essential for all companies to implement data protection processes and softwares to reduce the impact in case of disasters.
Backup As A Service minimises the potential for major data losses in the case of environmental disasters, such as blackouts and extreme weather occurrences. This allows DRaaS to occur, which improves business continuity following disasters, reducing loss of profits, reputation damage, and downtime for recovery.
Benefits of BaaS and DRaaS
- Secure Data Storage
Working with a service provider means that your storage system is always up-to-date and effective. This means that your data is always protected.
Your provider undertakes regular maintenance to ensure that your Backup Service is always running at peak performance and is properly configured.
The cloud network is easily scaled to account for rapid business growth, reducing the hassle of acquiring harddrives and physical storage.
- Business Continuity
The most appealing benefit of DRaaS is the improved business continuity in the case of disaster. Minimise recovery time for data essential for daily tasks and continue revenue-generating tasks.
- Peace of Mind
Your company can increase productivity and efficiency when there is an automated data storage process, as there is less cause for stress about manual storage and backing up.
Are You Ready To Enhance Your Business?
If BaaS sounds like the solution for your business, it’s time to work with a provider that boosts your productivity, revenue, and disaster response processes. Deployus is a Brisbane-based IT Service Provider for companies of all sizes and industries, with expertise in Backup As A Service solutions and disaster recovery plans. Contact Deployus today to discuss BaaS for your company.