Pushing your data to the cloud is secure, and a great way to add redundancy to your backup plan. Cloud backups enable you to recover from a site disaster. They also give you additional peace of mind knowing your data is safe.
Imaged Based Backups
The Cadillac of cloud backups is an imaged based offsite backup. This means that we take a snapshot of your entire server, including the operating system, applications, data, configurations and more. Then we push that snapshot up to the cloud in a ready state. This is important because it allows you to recover in a matter of minutes if there is a disaster. All we have to do is press play. If you’re looking for fast recover times image based offsite backups in conjunction with an excellent local backup plan will do the trick.
File Based Backups
Another good option for offsite backups for offices where downtime isn’t as critical is File Based Backups. This allows you to push all of your files up to the cloud for safe keeping. The recovery time is longer than image based backups, but the cost is also lower. i.t.NOW can help you examine how critical up-time is to your business to decide which option is best for you.