While the title of this post may seem self evident, a lot of people believe that once they move their data into the cloud, that they no longer have to worry about backups. This unfortunately is not completely accurate.
One of the most business “friendly” innovations has been the proliferation of cloud applications (or Apps) like Google Apps, Office 365, and Salesforce. These Software as a Service (SaaS) products have fundamentally changed the way businesses operate. They have enabled businesses to take advantage of economies of scale, reduce infrastructure costs, and expand the boundaries of a cubicle that have typically only been available to the Large Enterprise space.
Data stored in the “cloud” can definitely be safer than storing that same data on most on-premise systems — but while it may be “safer” that does not mean it is “invulnerable.”
In fact, one third of SaaS users report losing data in the cloud (reported by the Aberdeen Group).
Yes, the cloud is safe, but it’s not infallible and today’s cloud vendors lack the incentive to point out their vulnerabilities. This becomes an even greater risk when you consider how many small IT companies, or start-ups have decided that they can provide their own versions of the Apps running on small back-yard infrastructure with no redundancy, security or protection that your data deserves truly requires and deserves.
So we’re stepping in! We’re here to highlight how they are (and aren’t) protecting your data. Get the facts straight and start backing up before it’s too late.