What is the cloud? Where is the cloud? Both questions that you’ve probably heard, or possibly even asked yourself.
Cloud computing, in the simplest terms, means storing and accessing data and programs over the internet. This is instead of accessing them via your computer’s hard drive.
The majority of modern businesses understand the importance of backing up their data. However, with more and more companies migrating to the cloud, there is a lot of misunderstanding around the necessity of cloud to cloud backup of G Suite and Office 365.
What is Cloud to Cloud Backup?
Cloud to cloud backup, as the name suggests, is when you back up data from one cloud to another. This is instead of using an on-site method such as an external hard drive. In this instance, we’re talking about backing up your data from Google’s G Suite and Microsoft Office 365 to another cloud.
Why Do I Need to Backup G Suite and Office 365?
Office and G Suite run in the cloud, and their providers protect them from data loss on their side. But it really is JUST on their side. Many people assume that these two services have backup completely covered. However, if the problem occurs on your side, there’s really not much they can do.
Here’s a list of things that could happen to your files on your side. G Suite and Office 365 have absolutely no control over any of these.
- Disc failure
- Accidental deletion of data -easily done!
- Natural disaster -unlikely in the UK, but stranger things have happened!
- Malicious employees deleting data
- Corrupt third-party apps
Using a cloud to cloud backup service can really help your business get out of a right old pickle, should the worst happen!
The main benefit of cloud to cloud backup is cost. When you set up an on-site backup system for your business, it will often require a large investment in equipment. C2C backup doesn’t require any equipment, so we can set this up for your business quickly and inexpensively. You can then add or take away cloud storage as needed, as your business evolves.
What’s the difference between backup and archive?
Data archives exist to meet internal policies or compliance needs.They are not designed for data recovery. There is a great deal less functionality when it comes to automating accurate restores.Also, data archives usually won’t be able to quickly restore your lost data.
It’s therefore important when choosing a cloud to cloud backup solution that you ensure it’s for backing up your data and not simply archiving it.
Prevent Delays Due To Data Loss With Cloud To Cloud Backup
When your data is deleted or corrupted, your business could face a huge loss of data, time and money.
If your business is completely dependent on a single cloud vendor such as G Suite or Office 365, you may struggle to retrieve it in the event of deletion, if the fault is on your side.
Contact us today and we’ll get you set up with a cloud to cloud backup service.This will ensure that your data will always be available at a moment’s notice, no matter what the reason for your data loss.