Cloud Backup – The smarter way to protect your data

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Data Back Up.  Two of the most important words in business, not only from your point of view, but from your clients.

Is my data backed up?  How is my data being backed up?  How often is it being backed up?  Are some of the questions you should have, or should be asking yourself?  Picture the scenario, you’re computer has crashed – Would you be able to access the notes you need for the client meeting in an hour, how about all the material you’d prepared for that meeting?  Your business is running on data that you’ve stored on your computer, but what are you doing to protect?

You’re not the only one who may not be protecting their informational assets as they should.

Did you know..?

A massive 92% of adult computer users do not do regular backups.

It could only be a matter of time before your business has a disastrous data loss incident and if you’re one of the 92%, what effect could that have on your business?

Luckily there is a solution, backing up your data is easier than ever with the Cloud.

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What is Cloud Backup?

Cloud backup is one of the services through which cloud computing resources and infrastructure is used to create, edit, manage and restore data, services or application backup.

How does it store my data?

Well, Cloud backup works when a cloud backup provider (Cloud Shepherd) assigns cloud storage that is available globally over the Internet.

Cloud backup storage can be used to virtually store and back up all types of data and / or applications.  I bet you’re asking your asking yourself why is Cloud backup different to the old technologies, well it is highly flexible and scalable.

Who organises Cloud backup for my business?

Cloud backup is a managed service where the entire infrastructure and supporting services are managed completely by the vendor – in this case, Cloud Shepherd.  Besides only being data backup, cloud backup is actually combined with disaster recovery solutions.

What will my business achieve by using Cloud back up?

For starters, your data is stored off site and is copied to servers in different locations, so if one goes down; your data can be retrieved from elsewhere on the backup network.

Your data is in safe hands.  Your data is encrypted by the backup service’s software program on your computer before it is sent to the cloud, so “cyber thieves” on the Internet can’t intercept it.

Before your data is sent the Cloud, the backup service software detects any virus or infection. If, for example, a virus is found, that particular file is flagged by the software and not copied to the backup service.  In this case, you will be notified that the “bad” file has not been deleted from your computer, so you won’t lose any data; however that particular file would not have been backed up online.

Hopefully Cloud backup is sounding clearer and the above information has helped you understand more about the Service. If you’d like to know more, why not reach out to us on 0800 368 7373, where we can organise a catch up and grab a coffee.