The days of on-site backups are dead – there we said it. And replacing them is the cloud backup.
While a local server still makes sense in some applications, the cost and speed of today’s internet make off-site, cloud backups a better alternative.
While an effective backup strategy includes multiple layers of backups, today’s cloud backup systems are more reliable, less costly, and easier than ever to implement into your business.
At Gartman Technical Services, we are a partner with many cloud backup solutions. And we always make sure to fully understand your business before we recommend the right one for you.
On-Site vs. Off-Site Backups
With the pace of business today, the increased technological security threats, and our 24/7 connected world, we’re implementing fewer on-site backup systems than ever.
On-site backups would be those to your connected server of network attached storage system (NAS). They are great in the case of hardware failure or if someone accidentally deletes something.
While these two situations are probably more common, they are far less costly than the other reasons you need a solid cloud backup solution.
Cloud backups get your mission critical data out of your office and away from your current infrastructure.
In fact, you’re more likely to be hacked or have a data breach by someone inside your company.
By moving your backups to the cloud, and getting them off-site you’re able to secure your data from the most likely cause of a data breach.
Cloud backups also offer the additional benefit of protecting you from theft and disaster like fire or flood.
Why You Need Cloud Backups
According to a Gartner study, only 6% of companies survive longer than 2 years after a data breach.
A data breach in your company could mean stolen data, loss of trade secrets, or loss of mission critical information.
Regardless of how your data is compromised, having a cloud backup will provide you an additional layer of protection. Ultimately allowing you to get your business back up and running with minimal downtime.
Data storage is less expensive than ever. Which means we can setup a redundant backup system with minimal cost. Further increasing the odds of a complete data restore to almost 100%.
Gartman Technical Services will help you develop the right strategy and select the right services for your business needs. Whether you opt for on-site backup or decide to complement your backup strategy with cloud backups,
Contact us today to find out if Gartman Technical Services is right for you.