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How BaaS and DRaaS give you peace of mind

There are a number of things that can result in a company losing data, be it a natural disaster such as bad weather or a cyber-attack. But in fact, very few data loss and recovery events are caused by a disaster – most are caused by something operational, such as employee error.

Do you have the necessary systems in place to get you back up and running again quickly or do you dread the day that it might happen? You might have the necessary firewall and monitoring systems in place and so are as well prepared as you can be for a cyber-attack, but something as simple as a power cut can cause system failures that lead to financial loss and damage to corporate reputation.

That’s why regular backup and disaster recovery services are necessary. BaaS and DRaaS give you peace of mind. They can help keep businesses running at the worst of times. Like getting a house alarm installed after you’ve been burgled, it’s a bit late putting a system in place after the power is down and the roof has caved in (metaphorically speaking). Although of course, even then, it’s not too late to plan for future possible disasters.

BaaS (Backup as a Service) and DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) eliminates worry by providing solutions to meet recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPO and RTO) and be GDPR compliant. They are flexible, secure and managed by your IT managed services partner so you don’t have to do anything. It’s also affordable as they are customised to fit your budget.

Here are four ways BaaS and DRaaS give you peace of mind:

1. If something does happen to your corporate memory (data), you don’t need to worry about the Disaster Recovery element. Your partner will do everything.

2. Having a backup data copy offline in a third location ensures that even if all data is lost in your building and on your servers, you’ll still be up and running in no time.

3. Your partner will test the services regularly for your peace of mind – as well to comply with GDPR regulations.

4. Cloud backup means that unlike tapes, your data can’t get damaged in a natural disaster such as flooding. Tapes can also suffer from cartridge and media failure during backup and recovery – particularly if they are not kept in dust-free environments.

So if you haven’t implemented these security services yet, do it soon and give yourself peace of mind.