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Data Recovery in the Cloud



Nearly two thirds (66 percent) of companies are thinking about using the cloud to backup data, according to new business research.

A poll, conducted by the research company TechValidate, also revealed that 62% of firms want to introduce a new strategy to their own backup and disaster recovery within the next 12-18 months.

The majority of respondents (59 percent) maintained there was a necessity to modernise backup facilities due to increasing data volumes, with 54% saying that they also had to speed up recovery times in the event of a disaster.

A quarter of those respondents did, however, claim that they were still concerned with security in the cloud.

Neil MacDonald, vice president at Gartner Research, recently claimed the analyst company also found that safety in the cloud was a primary concern when firms had been believed cloud adoption.

However, in a blog on the company website he defended security in the cloud, saying: “In multiple Gartner surveys, security is cited as the number one inhibitor to the adoption of cloud-based computing. Many IT professionals have a preconceived notion that cloud computing will be less secure than what they can deliver themselves on premises. “An absolute statement that cloud computing will be less secure is as erroneous as a complete statement that cloud computing will probably be secure. Both can and certainly will be true.”

Cloud backup is rapidly becoming a very attractive data security alternative for many IT organisations. As data growth continues unabated and businesses need to protect data in distant office, laptop and virtualised environments, conventional backup/restore is often incapable of finishing backup tasks within the scheduled time. Recoveries on the other hand are usually a multi-layered practice in frustration.

Asigra’s cloud backup solution is an end-to-end alternative that’s purpose-built to leverage virtualised environments, has built-in mobility IT Support with scale, meets security criteria and contrasts the worth of information with the costs of protecting it.

Asigra began developing cloud backup technology in 1986 by creating a platform that could deliver backup and recovery solutions over the telephone lines. Now – over 20 decades later, with phone lines being replaced by the internet – it remains the most effective and secure cloud backup solution of its type.

Over 550,000 websites are currently protected using Asigra technologies in both public and private cloud environments.

You do not need to decide whether to completely manage the corporate copies by simply keeping your own infrastructure or completely outsource them by leveraging SaaS. You are able to adopt a Hybrid Cloud Data Protection Strategy since Asigra Cloud Backup enables alternating and easy migration between both without diluting the Data Collector Client software at each protected site. Also, it is easy to migrate your backup data from the internal information centre to an MSP’s centre or vice-versa employing the Asigra migration application. As your backup strategy evolves, if you decide to keep the custody of your data or outsource custody to a reliable MSP, Asigra ensures that you always maintain control over your backup information – like money in the bank.

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