Backup as a Service (BaaS), is a method of offsite data storage in which files, folders, or complete servers are regularly backed up by a service vendor to a remote secure cloud-based data repository over a network connection. The purpose of online backup is simple and straightforward: to protect clients’ information – from the risk of loss associated with user error, hacking, or any other kind of technological/natural disaster.
Instead of performing backup with a centralised, on-premises IT department, BaaS connects systems to a private, public, or hybrid cloud managed by the service provider and takes the worry away regards rotating and managing tapes or hard disks at an offsite location.
The convenience offered by BaaS solutions is indisputable. BaaS is automated — once it's set up, information is saved automatically as it streams in. You don't have to proactively save, label, and track information. Rather, the convenience of BaaS allows you to concentrate on your work without worrying about data loss.
Because your data is stored in the BaaS, you are not subject to the typical threats of hackers, natural disasters, and user error. In fact, data that is stored in the BaaS is encrypted, which minimises the risks your data can incur. Backups can also be made “immutable” and therefore cannot be tampered with.
Due to multiple levels of redundancy, if data is lost or deleted (most frequently through individual user error or deletion), backups are available and easily located. Multiple levels of redundancy mean that your BaaS stores multiple copies of your data in locations independent of each other.
The BaaS solution can either be managed by us or by the end-user client depending on technical ability and requirements. The solution provides a secure portal whereby backup jobs and restores can be created and tested in complete safety.
BaaS is less expensive than the cost of tape drives, servers, or other hardware and software elements necessary to perform backup; the media on which the backups are stored; the transportation of media to a remote location for safekeeping; and the IT labour required to manage and troubleshoot backup systems.
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