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Why Backup as a Service Can Make a Difference To Your Business

Backup systems are one of the most important components in a business. With the progress in the digital age, cloud services are now giving businesses the option of using Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS). Despite the hype about cloud-based backup, most companies are still using on-site systems for backup, and many larger companies are still using tape. Apart from the cost factor of migrating all their backup data to the cloud, they feel that keeping their backups on-premises is more secure compared to the cloud.

Legacy issues are also a reason why so many businesses have not moved their backup onto the cloud. But with growing costs from legacy tape backup systems, some businesses have embarked on the switch. One such business was Integreon, which used traditional tape backup methods for securing client data. However, over time, they realised that their backup required a lot of servers and manpower as well.

According to a case study, by making the switch to Druva’s BaaS, Integreon was not only able to reduce 70% of its backup-associated labour costs, but it also saw a 50% saving on other operational costs such as hardware, licenses, and tape costs. To read more about this case study, click here.

One of the concerns in moving to BaaS is security since data is often a company’s most important asset. However, when you look under the covers of a modern enterprise cloud service, you will find that security is likely better than that of in-house solutions. SaaS providers benefit from the economies of scale and can dedicate a team of experts to focus on the security of a single application compared to a typical enterprise that has to worry about dozens of applications. Ask yourself this question. Do you keep your cash at home, or do you use a bank? The answer is simple; you use the institution with infrastructure, processes and capability to protect your assets.

With Druva, data is protected from end-to-end including “in flight” and “at rest” using the customer’s unique encryption. Druva never has access nor can provide access to a customer’s data at any time. Druva continuously monitors and improves the solution to protect against the latest threats. Also, Druva conducts third-party testing regularly and maintains certifications including SOC-2 Type II, HIPPA and other audits and attestations. Keeping your data safe is Druva’s business.

A secure cloud-based backup does more than replace a legacy on-premises system. Once implemented, the benefits impact the business and your bottom line.

Cloud-Based Backup Enhances The Business

Today’s business is digital, with consumers that expect access to systems at all times. Legacy backups tend to have a complex, time-variant recovery. Most backup administrators will admit that when the time for recovery comes, they still “cross their fingers” that everything will recover the first time and quickly. Cloud-based systems built on newer technology can simplify and speed up recovery, thereby matching the demands of the digital business world.

In today’s world, data has become more dispersed, which means that backing up data becomes more challenging with traditional systems. They were built for centralised IT with corporate data in a single location. BaaS offerings are designed with dispersed data in mind. Data can easily be backed up to a single cloud from a centrally managed console but from multiple locations.

Digital business demands that data be pushed to the edge. BaaS ensures that your backup doesn’t become a limiting factor in achieving that.

Finally, we are seeing that compliance is becoming far-reaching. Even small companies are being affected by data regulations that require them to retain data for much longer periods than ever before. Cloud-based systems automate the long-term retention of data, with minimum management overhead as well as simple and effective data recall. Thus, in addition to protecting your data, the cloud-based backup can also be the answer to the ever-increasing retention regulations.

Druva Phoenix delivers a high-performance, cloud-first backup platform where businesses can achieve the highest level of data protection possible as well as meet their RPO and RTO targets. It does this by leveraging public cloud technologies thereby removing the bottlenecks of compute and scale.

Have a look at this checklist to see if your business should consider Druva for your backup needs.

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