The growing trend of BYOD (or bring your own device) has opened up immense opportunities for vendors to store and backup data online.

Entrepreneurs are now increasingly looking for services that offer inclusive online file sharing, backup and content management service tailored to their business.  

              

There are other forceful reasons that are persuading companies to backup their data online.

    - The amount of digital data companies are now generating is astronomical. Storing such data in separate hardware can be expensive.  
    - By implementing cloud data backup, a company reinforces its data protection strategy without extraordinarily increasing the work load on the IT employees.

Safeguarding vital information from corruption or loss is uppermost among the priorities of organizations.

Typically a data protection strategy consists of several approaches including Data life cycle management (DLM).

Industry analysts are now realizing that the answer to managing exploding data volumes lies in the fact that the value of any specific data modifies with time.

Therefore data is organized into separate tiers based on company priorities. Data that is more frequently accessed is stored in faster storage media, while less important data is stored in cheaper and slower media.

With cloud backup, companies can benefit by cost, space and energy savings.

One of the primary advantages of cloud backup is the ability to centrally manage backup for all of the remote sites.

Information Technology companies in this manner solve a number of thorny issues such as bandwidth allocation, security and disaster recovery.

                     

Security

If data is stored in the cloud, a business is free from threats of fire, flooding or theft. High-grade online backup services store data on secure, encrypted servers and systems that greatly minimize potential risks that are likely to occur.

Ease of Recovery

Online backup services create redundancy by storing multiple files in locations independent of each other. This ensures users guaranteed safeguard, as they can always access a backup version “anytime and anywhere”.

Accessible Management

Online storage means having a centralized system that can be managed for backup or recovery regardless of where the staff is situated. This is particularly advantageous for organizations with multiple locations.

Effective Use of the Internet

Online services compress data before backup resulting in faster backup times. Moreover, they can also offer bandwidth throttling or intentional slowing down of internet service to regulate or minimize bandwidth congestion.

This means companies can limit the backup process to a maximum of  say 10 percent of their bandwidth during peak office hours and open it up for a far greater percentage during the rest of the day.

Compliance to Regulations

The ongoing stress on industry specific regulations with regard to privacy, accessibility and retention of information has created unique challenges for businesses. Many top end online backup services are intimately familiar with most regulations.

To summarize, online backup is the answer for today’s business needs. They can maintain the integrity of systems, and if a disaster does occur, the service can restore normalcy in the shortest period of time.