Cloud offers faster recovery, scalability and cost savings

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With more and more enterprises relying on machine-generated data to run businesses, the need to protect the data is growing substantially. The enormous amount of data generated each day by an enterprise calls for robust, scalable and secure backup solutions. Cloud can provide a flexible, efficient and cost-effective IT infrastructure to protect enterprise data.

Enterprises do data backups to hedge against the risk of losing the primary versions of the data. There can be many reasons for data loss, including human error, power failure, and errors in the system that handles the data. At times, an unexpected natural disaster can also wreak havoc on business operations and data management.

What changed in the recent past is the need for enterprises to look for data backup solutions that offer durability, scalability and save them from the trouble of managing complex IT infrastructure. In the olden days, enterprises used to depend on tapes for backing up data. Enterprises were required to rebuild a physical server in case of a server failure. In most cases, enterprises were also forced to maintain a standby server for critical applications, often incurring additional costs of application ownership, with all the hardware and software costs paid twice.

Cold Site DR Vs Cloud

It is no longer feasible for enterprises to use tapes for backup due to the accelerated growth in data creation. The growth in data has also made it economically unviable for enterprises to maintain the cost of ownership of standby servers and applications.

Cloud services have now replaced the antiquated cold site disaster recovery methods. One of the added benefits of backing up data in the cloud is that it makes disaster recovery an efficient and easy process. The cloud platform can host the backups of critical servers in minutes, that too in a cost-effective manner.

Cloud can also provide the best risk cover to enterprises in the face of a natural calamity. Using cloud, you can tune down applications and servers that are not critical to run the business. Cloud can also ensure business continuity through disaster by allocating the needed resources to run critical applications.

Using cloud, you can bundle the entire server, including the operating system, applications, patches and data into a single software or virtual server. Cloud can help you copy the entire virtual server to an offsite data center. Cloud can also replicate and virtually host the server in a few minutes.

Full Disaster Recovery

Cloud service providers offer full disaster recovery services. Besides replicating servers between data centers, these providers can help you replicate the entire network configuration as quickly as the backed up cloud servers.

Backing up data in the cloud is an attractive option for small and medium enterprises that are strapped for IT resources. By moving DR site to the cloud, you can reduce data center space, IT infrastructure, and IT resources, leading to significant cost savings. The usage-based cost of cloud services is also well suited for small enterprises where they cannot afford to keep an idle secondary IT infrastructure.

Cloud technology, in fact, enables small and medium enterprises to deploy disaster recovery options that were previously only found in larger enterprises.

In today’s world, where data loss is the business loss, the cloud offers an efficient, scalable method to backup data for enterprises. By moving DR sites to the cloud, enterprises can ensure business continuity and seamless service to customers even in the face of a natural disaster.

DoubleHorn offers customized cloud technology for enterprise data backup and disaster recovery. We can help you choose the right technology and move the DR site to the cloud. As a reliable cloud service partner, DoubleHorn solutions can help enterprises meet regulatory requirements for data backup. Contact us at 855-61-VOICE (86423) for more information.