Cloud Backups (off-site, remote, or managed backups) are an online system for backing up and storing computer files by collecting, compressing, encrypting, and securely transferring critical data off the main site.
Business Protection When Disaster Strikes
Recovery with traditional backup methods takes 1-2 weeks (i.e. the time it takes to purchase, implement and deploy backed-up data to new hardware), a considerable amount of time for a business to be down. The lapse can result in severe financial loss.
Cloud Backup clients can be deployed to a hosted, intermediary working environment in as little as 1-2 business days.
End-users are provided with remote VPN access, ensuring employees can resume work promptly, using any internet-connected PC in the world.
Advantages of Off-Site Backups vs. Traditional Methods
- Restoration of data in as little as 1-2 business days
- No user intervention: no changing tapes, labeling CDs, or taking media off-site (traditional backup requires physically taking the backup media off-site)
- Data is stored off-site: backed-up data is stored in a different location from the original data, which is critical in the event of a disaster
- Continuous monitoring of the backup processes; proactive alerting should any backups fail