Cloud backup is not without its pros and cons. While it has significantly made life easier for tech giants, there’s always the element of cyber-attacks that makes it a double-edged sword!
Successfully backing up important resources has always been something that even IT pros struggle with. What makes matters worse is the fact that backup tools designed for on premises uses are not always well suited for cloud environments! To make things easier for our readers, we’ve compiled a short list of cloud backup practices that they can follow to ensure better data protection!
Local Protection Matters
Given their usefulness and ease of access, most companies rely solely on cloud services for their backup needs. While there’s no debating the fact that cloud backups have made it very easy for organizations to recover lost data, it’s important to think of them as a secondary option.
When it comes to data backup and recovery, organizations big and small should always treat local backup (machines on your premises) as the first line of defense. Local protection when used in conjunction with cloud services can increase your organization’s security and add a much-needed extra layer of security!
Prioritize What’s Important
Now that you have two reliable data backup measures in place, it’s time to prioritize what systems and virtual machines need to be protected first. Most organizations make the mistake of backing up their machines with respect to size which leaves their heavier central systems exposed for longer periods of time.
Although that may reduce the time it takes for you to backup your data sets, it’s important to realize that this is often at the cost of security! Therefore, when your organization decides to back up data, it’s of the upmost importance that you protect those computers and virtual machines that are critical to the success of your business. This protects your business from the worst case scenario and enhances your cyberspace security!
Most organizations make the grave mistake of performing data backup only once per year. This stems from the fact that most companies today feel backups are only needed in case of a critical disaster (e.g. losing entire servers). This is a common misconception because, believe it or not, recovery operations are often required after simple crashes. To ensure that your employees don’t have to manually re-enter data or start from scratch, it’s important that you backup your computer and virtual machines often.
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