Once you’ve moved your company’s business to the cloud you will get a sense of freedom. You can go to your server room and look at what use to be and say no more I have upgraded to the cloud. But is it wise to have everything uploaded to the public cloud? Are you okay having your whole work infrastructure including backs ups/ disaster recovery all being protected by a public cloud vendor? These are the business questions you need to ask yourself. Having a single point of failure for your business is dangerous and it is like the saying goes, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. It is generally a good idea to diversify so maybe keeping your server room for on-premise back up data can protect you for when your public cloud gets attacked.
Advantages of On-premises backup for cloud data protection
Using on-premises backup for cloud infrastructure has several advantages over trusting everything you own — and the protection of it — to a cloud vendor. For one thing, your industry sector or the jurisdiction you operate in may have certain requirements that you need to retain a copy on premises of all your important business data.
The second advantage is that you will save cost. If you’re a large business that’s been around for a while you also likely placed a considerable investment into data storage hardware and software. Instead of throwing that all away you can utilize those data storage software for backups or implement a hybrid approach. The hybrid approach is combining on-premises infrastructure with cloud-based infrastructure.
Another thing that’s important for businesses to consider is not just how often and how reliable their backup operations work, but also how easily and how quickly they can restore things when a disaster occurs. Having an on-site backup solution that’s connected directly to your enterprise backbone network is going to be much faster than doing so through the internet. Having the faster up time with on-premise back up means you have more time to keeping your business afloat versus having to rely on internet connectivity or worst-case scenario having to deal with external support teams if your system is down.
Finally, you need to remember that cloud vendors such as Microsoft, Google, and Amazon are businesses too. If your relationship sours or you are getting nickeled and dimed at every turn for cloud services, you might have to start over again. Having the on-premise backup solution will mean that you would have something to work with as you look for alternate solutions.
If you looking to back up cloud data on-premise or looking to use a hybrid approach you will need an expert to assist you. Here at Cyberhill we have the best engineers to handle your cloud and data needs. For more information you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.