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The benefits of using a managed backup service

Posted on: 26 August 2018

Most business owners are now aware of how important it is to protect company data. Data breaches can cost companies millions so it’s vital that you take every precaution you can to keep your data secure. Whilst hacks and data breaches are a big concern, loss of data due to system crashes and natural disasters is also a big risk.

The best way to eliminate the risk of data loss is to back it up. Traditionally, data has been backed up by using physical hardware, such as external hard drives, USB sticks, other machines etc. Increasingly though, businesses are opting to use managed, cloud-based backup services thanks to the numerous benefits they provide. These include –

Remote access

If you need access to your backup data, for whatever reason, then having it backed up in the cloud means you can access it quickly and easily. This is incredibly beneficial since most businesses are very fast-paced in the digital age and cannot afford to lose time without access to vital data.

When using a managed backup service, your data is typically stored in multiple locations, so there’s no risk of it being lost. This means you can rely on access to the data you need, as soon as you need it.

Saving money 

This is another key reason that businesses opt for a managed backup solution. Cutting down IT expenditure is one of the biggest goals that business owners have. Using cloud backup lets you achieve this whilst still keeping your data secure and easily accessible. 

Whilst larger businesses may opt to build their own systems, this is not practical for most small-to-medium business so a managed solution provides the perfect fit. Not only do managed backup solutions enable you to avoid the expense of building your own backup solution but they also cut out the need for investment in physical storage devices such as external hard drives.

A high level of security

Any reputable backup provider will make security a top priority. They will ensure your data is completely safe by putting stringent security measures in place to protect their data centres. Some business owners worry that putting their data in the cloud makes it less secure, but usually, the opposite is true. When you’re confident that your data is being stored securely in the cloud, there’s no reason to make physical backups, which could easily end up in the wrong hands.

At ARC Systems, we provide an extremely secure managed backup service for businesses of all sizes. Our Arc Vault Managed Backup Service enables your IT staff to focus on other parts of your business instead of worrying about the security of your data.

Get in touch and we’ll be able to provide you with more details on the benefits of using a managed backup service for your business.

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