Myths About Business Cloud Backup Platforms
Published: 2023-01-27 in General
Your business depends on its critical data, and without a backup plan, you are at risk of losing the most important information that keeps your business running.
With the understanding that backing-up your data is not only important, but necessary, you must now decide how you’re going to backup your data.
With many myths floating around the internet about cloud backup platforms, it can be difficult to make an informed decision that helps your company achieve its goal. However, we are here today to bust these myths and to prevent you from losing data, wasting money, and unknowingly causing harm to your organization.
In this blog, we will help you sort through misleading information so you can make informed decisions and develop an effective backup strategy.
Let’s get started, shall we? Below, are some of the most common backup myths out there that we can get rid of right now.
Myth: My cloud platform provides comprehensive backup
Truth: The level of protection a cloud platform provides is often not enough to cover an entire organization. There may be backup solutions just enough to cover specific applications such as Microsoft 365. Many vendors encourage customers to add a more sophisticated backup solution for their company’s needs.
Despite the built-in backups providing enough protection for some data and applications, it is not enough protection to ensure your entire organization will recover. It is critical to plan and prepare ahead in the event of a major disaster. When disaster strikes, you want to come out on top as a resilient business with data restored. Data loss can occur in many ways, some of which are: hardware failure, software bugs, user error, or cyber-attacks. Having a comprehensive backup solution can help prevent data loss when encountered with any of these situations.
Myth: Backup protects me against ransomware
Truth: Backing up your data is a sure way to recover after ransomware or other cyberattacks, but it cannot prevent the attack initially. Cybercriminals can destroy or steal important data in the hopes you will pay a hefty fee to get it back. Having a comprehensive backup solution in place will ensure you can quickly and easily restore your lost data despite the threats of these criminals. However, if the cybercriminal decides to use the already solen information against you, there is a risk of additional harm to the company.
Myth: Any backup solution will do since all backup is the same
Data backup and recovery solutions come with many options depending on the scale and needs of your business. Whether it is a simple solution or a large scale, enterprise-level solution you require, the options are there. A simple backup solution could look like creating a copy of your data where an enterprise-level solution could include advanced security practices as well as incorporating productivity applications.
If you are not sure what type of backup solution you require, give us a call today and we can help you determine what best fits your needs.
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