Infographic: Why cloud backup is 80% cheaper than tape backup

Cloud backup as tape alternative reduces 80% cost

IT needs better backup solution

Today, organizations are collecting more business data new applications every month, hence creating pressure on IT departments on backing up data. IT organizations need a more advanced backup strategy to support high level of automation and controlling cost. In recent years, many companies have started to move from tape backup solutions to cloud backup solutions.

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CloudBacko can help you keep multiple copies of backup at local and offsite locations easily, by sending concurrent or sequential backup of your data to multiple destinations, including Amazon S3, AWS compatible storages, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Rackspace, OpenStack, FTP / SFTP sites, external USB drive, and local / mapped network drives.

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CloudBacko Pro reduces backup costs by 81%

Today, organizations are collecting more business data and building dozens of new applications every month, hence creating pressure on IT departments on backing up data. Besides, business users and customers want better availability, reliability and accessibility of business data. IT organizations need a more advanced backup strategy to support high level of automation and controlling cost. In recent years, many companies have started to move from tape backup solutions to cloud backup solutions.

The top cloud backup benefits over tape include:

  • Lower cost of storage
  • Lower cost of capital investment
  • Provide off-site, geographically redundant storage
  • Ease of management
  • Better reliability

 Tape vs CloudBacko Pro

The advantages of using cloud backup can be demonstrated by a customer case. Assuming a company has 3TB of backup data and following requirements:

  • Backing up of 3TB of data stored in a file server
  • Minimum 7 days of daily backup and 1 weekly full backup copies must be kept
  • A disaster recovery (DR) site is required
  • Secure off-site backup for the weekly full backup, stored at DR site

CloudBacko Pro costs 60% less monthly and saves 99% in new hardware costs.

Table 1: INSTALLING A NEW TAPE SYSTEM
Capital Required
New Backup Server x 2 $4,300.00
Windows Server OS for Tape Drive x 2 $1,300.00
Tape loader (PowerVault LTO-4-120 Tape Drive) x 2 $8,000.00
Symantec BackupExec software license x 2 $2,324.00
Backup tape x 8 (7 for daily backup + 1 for weekly full backup) $410.00
TOTAL $16,334.00
Recurring Monthly Expenses
IT staff touching/moving tapes $960.00
Hardware server maintenance $115.00
Tape drive maintenance $150.00
TOTAL $1,225.00
TOTAL COSTS
Total Monthly Cost $1,225.00
Total Capital $16,334.00

 

Table 2: USING CLOUDBACKO PRO
Capital Required
CloudBacko Pro License x 1 $39.00
TOTAL $39.00
Recurring Monthly Expenses
IT staff operating backup system $320.00
Amazon S3 charge for 3TB $171.19
TOTAL $491.19
TOTAL COSTS
Total Monthly Cost $491.19 (Save $734 per mth)
Total Capital $39.00 (Save $16K)

 Using CloudBacko saves 81% yearly

When comparing to tape backup storage, cloud service has significant advantage. CloudBacko can save 81% yearly cost. Besides, with the ubitiqious of cloud storage service, storage cost is falling.

CloudBacko can integrate with cloud service provider’s platform, which consists of virtual servers and shared storage. In case of of a disaster, CloudBacko can help restart critical application with just a few minutes to a few hours of data loss but without the cost of dedicated IT infrastructure.

Table 3: 1-YEAR COST COMPARISON
New Tape System CloudBacko Pro
1 year cost $31,034.00 $5,933.28