Today's businesses require a backup solution that delivers much more than a traditional local only strategy. Given the constant risks to its data, from all directions it is important for businesses to ensure that their data is protected and that they can remain operational in lieu of a system disruption.
Continue reading to discover the four keys reasons why backup, recovery and business continuity solutions based on hybrid cloud model is essential for an SMB.
1. Hybrid Cloud Provides Security
In Firemon's 2019 State of Hybrid Cloud Security Survey, over 50% of Infosec professionals said less than 25% of their security budget went to cloud security. With a hybrid solution, a company’s essential data is backed up locally and then an additional backup is replicated off-site, providing additional data security. The in-house data is protected by redundant sets of information with the local device being the first line of defense.
With this model, MSPs and VARs have multiple sources to assist clients in data protection, and can emphasize that it is just as important to insure data as it is to insure physical resources, like buildings, employees and other assets.
2. Greater Storage with Hybrid Cloud
Businesses can benefit from local storage flexibility, addressing a key concern that many small companies have, with a hybrid cloud solution. Since cloud storage is far less expensive, businesses can retain more data on the cloud and have a shorter retention locally.
With hybrid cloud storage your organization will be able to separate archives or infrequently accessed data with regularly accessed data. These businesses can cease worrying about storage and turn their attention to their core competencies, confident that their data is secure and available.
3. Increase Savings with Hybrid Cloud
One of the biggest concerns for SMBs when making any sort of technology decision is the bottom line. According to IDC, a total amount of $66.8 billion was spent in 2019 on IT infrastructure, including server, storage, and ethernet switches, for both public and private cloud. Fortunately, hybrid cloud backup solutions are very cost effective.
The hybrid model keeps costs low. Because companies only need to purchase a local unit while the rest of the infrastructure lies in the cloud. The cost to businesses is a simple monthly fee that covers the cost of leveraging the cloud and all of the services outlined in the SLA. It’s important for businesses to look for a solutions provider that can offer fixed cloud pricing.
4. Hybrid Cloud Provides Virtualization
In the event of a disaster, be it natural or technical, businesses must be confident that their data was backed up, and that it can be restored in a timely manner. When SMBs experience downtime, they stand to lose a great deal of money as IT strives to bring operations back online.
Hybrid cloud backup solutions offer businesses the best of both worlds, and play an essential part of a comprehensive backup, recovery and business continuity strategy. The added benefits of Security, Storage, Savings and Virtualization should make the transition to a hybrid cloud solution a little easier, and hopefully alleviate any fears of the cloud.