With businesses realising more and more how valuable their data is to their business, they are looking for the best backup solutions; not just in terms of the software used, but also the strategy once they have the software in place. It’s no good having the tools if you don’t know how to use them!
What is Direct-to-Cloud Backup?
This backup method consists of only backing up a device to the cloud. It’s great for a remote workforce, which is becoming more and more prevalent thanks to recent events, although it does have its limitations.
Files backed up in this way require backup to happen over a network. This is a slower method of data transfer than to a local device and is dependent on the network’s bandwidth. Large amounts of data could put too much strain on a business’s network. This is why it is important to have a backup schedule that does not interrupt the work day and also why local backups are important.
Using both cloud backup and local backup is known as hybrid cloud backup. This is the best way to ensure a business can get back up and running to full capacity in the fastest time after a disaster.
This hybrid cloud setup may be daunting to a SMB as it means you will need to maintain not only a local storage server but also the cloud backup and really it should be a multi-cloud backup for the best protection, following the 3-2-1 backup rule!
However, it is critical for the modern business to have this in place. A massive 60% of SMBs don’t ever open again after a disaster and even worse, 90% of small businesses that don’t recover within a week close down permanently within a year.
Stunningly, despite this, 68% of small businesses still don’t have a disaster recovery plan. We understand why. It’s not at the top of their minds. They have enough on their plate already, which is why they need a simple solution.
Vitanium’s backup software, Datahive, makes this easy. A business could be backing up their data to both local devices and cloud storage within a few minutes after downloading the software and then never have to worry about it again.