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Why use cloud backup when my data is already in the Cloud?

Petr Magula / December 20, 2021

Cloud-based applications are already a priority for many businesses, as data loss is not that likely to happen.

But there is always a risk of data loss in several situations:

  • Accidental or unintentional deletion of data by users
  • Third-party or hackers install malicious apps on your domain
  • Theft or loss
  • Ransomware encrypts your data and then demands a ransom payment.

Advantages of Cloud Backup Services

Cloud-based backup systems do a lot of hard work when it comes to arranging and maintaining a backup. Advantages such as:

  1. Risk of Human Error is Reduced

When it comes to cloud-based backup, human error is rare. However In the event of a tape-based backup, the person in charge of changing the tape leaves on vacation without transferring the duty to someone else. It's easy to foresee what will happen next. Consider the following scenario: Assume the backup is split onto two cassettes and the client is unaware. When the first tape is full, it pops out, and the client thinks the job is done—but oops! It's requesting a second cassette, thus the backup isn't finished.

It can also happen if a junior employee keeps shifting blank cassettes in and out every night; they don't receive a failed message, but they don't understand the backup service is down. You can avoid these problems by using a cloud-based backup.

  1. Consistency

You don't have to rely on a single server or PC with enterprise cloud backup. A wide network of server centres can be found all over the world. Even if an entire facility goes down—which is quite unusual in the first place—another section of the network will cover it.

  1. Speed of Restoring Data

In some circumstances, restoring data can take a long time, but with Cloud-based backup, you can recover your data fast and easily (in few hours). Cloud storage is more efficient because it eliminates the need for physical delivery from an off-site location, tape handling, and seek time. Data that has to be restored is identified and streamed across the WAN, saving time and removing the requirement for a local tape infrastructure.

  1. Maintenance

Using a service provider to manage cloud backup is simple. There's no need to be concerned about your data's physical location or storage capacity because the provider will manage it remotely. Furthermore, transferring backups to the cloud safeguards your data from ransomware threats.

TietoEVRY has partnered with AvePoint to provide customers with secure collaboration solutions using Microsoft 365

Backup may seem like just another item on your to-do list, but consider the consequence of a single data loss event. It will be inconvenient at the absolute least, and it will cost you money.

TietoEVRY have partnered with AvePoint, one of the largest Microsoft 365 data management independent software vendor (ISV), to secure and protect Microsoft 365 and Teams.

Read fact sheet about the most complete cloud-to-cloud backup solution in the market here.

Petr Magula
Senior Product Manager


Petr Magula

Senior Product Manager

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