Remote backup is a safety copy of your data stored in a remote location. It is an external and online-handled backup service known as cloud backup or Backup-as-a-Service. A remote backup sends your important files, systems, information and important data off-site, as in away from your company and into the cloud – encrypted.
Making a backup via the internet used to be not only slow, but not very secure due to slow internet connections, but due to quantum leaps when it comes to faster internet, remote backups are here to stay and vital components in a business setup. And there is no excuse – all you need is fast internet as well as a web browser.
But what makes a remote backup so important?
Having a copy of your data (and your customers’ data) helps you fight IT crime and attacks. It prevents data loss and can help you restore whole systems and infrastructures.
Perhaps logging into your computer is just not an option anymore. It is damaged or the problem is, in fact, that your entire company has been shut out from its own systems. When you experience downtime at work, give a thought to how much it will cost your company, if you or just everything, really, comes to a standstill. With a remote backup, you can restore files and systems, and while our team of specialists work hard to get you back up again, you just carry on from your backup.
If you just don’t know the first thing about backup solutions and cloud hosting, step 1 is familiarising yourself with the concept of air-gapping. Air-gapping is a simple and very efficient solution, where you isolate data from insecure networks such as public networks or the internet.
Air-gapping can solve, for instance, problems with ransomware, because your data is protected not only by being a copy, but by being practically inaccessible to a virus/malware. It would actually have to travel through thin air to hit you – which is why air-gapping is called air-gapping.
Segregation of duty
A brand new GDPR buzzword is “segregation of duty” (SoD), and in the world of cloud computing, we call it ‘Insider threat protection’. It is an added layer of security to businesses, so they can be safe from harm. Employees with malicious intent, or recently laid off employees, can, in fact, delete data, but not on a permanent basis. Only a 3rd party can do that, so if any.cloud is your data provider, we are your 3rd party. Think of it like this: You can throw things in the bin, whereas we are the ones emptying it for good. This function helps you keep your data secure and live up to your responsibility when controlling data.
How you get started on remote backup
Getting a remote backup does not have to cost you a lot of time or money. The best thing to do is outsource your remote backup to a cloud service provider, where you can be sure to have a specialist team ready to help you get started or update your backup. Due to that, you will not be vulnerable to the data you are storing changing owner or getting used by a 3rd party or not being stored correctly. An important rule to follow regarding backup solutions is the 3-2-1-1-0 rule.
Set up 3 different copies of your data to 2 separate medias with 1 of those located physically far away from your company and 1 stored offline, and that gets you 0 defects when restoring your backup. Simple!
We, in any.cloud, are specialists and our no. 1 priority is to help you get started on backup. All you have to do is sit back, and we will guide your every step of the way. When picking a cloud service provider, it is important to choose one that is ISO certified.
So, what is your excuse for not having a remote backup?