Agility need not gender complexity. The cloud backup technology is really very simple. The technology can deliver both agility and flexibility smoothly and efficiently, provided you have clarity on what you want. Most technology implementations suffer because of a want of focus on business needs, resource optimization, and efficient management of users.

At the core of the cloud backup initiative is your data. Before you initiate your cloud backup, you must work towards understanding your data. Remember, not all your data is valuable. There is a time stamp attached to the value of your data and data volumes have a role to play in your decision making. Since online storage is relatively expensive, you need to ensure that you backup data that is mission-critical and must be highly available for the success of your business. For the same reason, you must understand that your data loses value by the minute and older data must be weeded out of the online system and captured back into removable media or archived by defining processes and procedures that automate the task. Finally, if the volumes of data you generate are large, you need to ensure that your online storage repository is scalable and your backup/archival process is continuous enough for your needs.

To this end, you need to get your house in order and commit the right resources for the right task. The processes and procedures defined must be clear and supportive of the cloud backup and archival environment you are trying to build for your enterprise. With this framework in place, you will find that the right cloud backup system will build in redundancy, diversity and resiliency into your architecture and the systems, networks and cloud backup processes you institute will need to work seamlessly.

As a result, agility and flexibility are automatic fall outs of your cloud backup choice. Your cloud backup vendor will staff your IT infrastructure, monitor your backup success and failure and hand hold you through the task of setting up, maintaining and benefiting from the power of the cloud. Disaster recovery and business continuity will be guarantees you can expect.

Use your business requirements to have a re-look at your data, technology, processes, resources and tools. You will understand why and how cloud backup, restore and archival systems will work effectively, efficiently and proactively to give you’re the flexibility and agility you are looking for in your business.

Securstore provides a bespoke offsite backup solution catered for customers who have both mission-critical data and non-critical data, i.e. it provides customers with a secure & efficient backup and recovery solution which is sustainable over time. This coupled with agentless technology and advanced support for all environments and applications makes it suitable for any type of business, data centre provider or reseller.