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Why Cloud backup :

Achieve Disaster Recovery With Secure Offsite Cloud Backup

Freedom from Manual and Complex Tape Backup Tasks

Predictable Costs for Simpler Budgeting

Reliable and Guaranteed Data Recovery

Minimized Risks and Costs Of Downtime

Fast Data Restores

Take Advantage of Service Provider’s Expertise and Resources

Offload Regulatory Compliance Requirements To Service Provider

Well-Managed Cloud More Secure Than Your Own

Ease of Setup and Use, Set-And-Forget, No Training Required

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  2. 2.    IndexWhy Cloud Backup: Top 10 Reasons Achieve Disaster Recovery With Secure Offsite Cloud Backup 2 Freedom from Manual and Complex Tape Backup Tasks 2 Predictable Costs for Simpler Budgeting 2 Reliable and Guaranteed Data Recovery 3 Minimized Risks and Costs Of Downtime 3 Fast Data Restores 3 Take Advantage of Service Provider’s Expertise and Resources 4 Offload Regulatory Compliance Requirements To Service Provider 4 Well-Managed Cloud More Secure Than Your Own 4 Ease of Setup and Use, Set-And-Forget, No Training Required 4 SUMMARY 5     1
  3. 3. On the other hand, disk-based cloud server backup usesWhy Cloud Backup the cloud to automatically transfer data offsite for disaster recovery. Your backup data is immediately off-Top 10 Reasons premises only minutes after being updated. No matter what type of disaster strikes your organization, you can restore data from moments before the disaster occurred.Protecting vital information is critical to an organization’s Freedom from Manual and Complex Tapesurvival, no matter what size the organization. Recent 2 Backup Tasksstudies show that 93 percent of organizations that losedata because of a disaster go out of business within two The unpleasant reality is that tape-based backup is time-years. consuming and tedious. While organizations know that they must protect their data, those with limited IT staffIncreasingly, organizations are adopting cloud backup would prefer to focus their time on more strategicsolutions to address their data protection challenges. projects central to the business, rather than monitoringExacerbated by data growth, protecting data is difficult, the progress of manual backups, reviewing logs, andexpensive, unreliable, and unmanageable with traditional troubleshooting problems.tape backup methods. “Set-it-and-go” cloud backup solutions reliably andCloud data protection solutions that combine the latest automatically offload these functions, freeing staff toadvancements in disk-based backup with secure, work with a more direct impact on your business—integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast competitive advantage, productivity, and profitability.and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data, These solutions also standardize and automate thewhile reducing costs and freeing their IT staff to focus on backup process throughout your organization, withoutmore mission-critical projects. Cloud server backup requiring IT staff at each location. A single backupsolutions also reduce the burden of tape management application can protect both virtual and physical servers.and backup operations headaches, by automaticallystoring the data safely offsite to protect for disaster Besides freeing IT staff from manual chores, theserecovery purposes. This white paper discusses the top solutions also provide IT with Web-based tools toten reasons why organizations are turning to cloud server manage and monitor all aspects of their server databackup. protection. In addition, these solutions remove the burden of managing both a backup infrastructure and Achieve Disaster Recovery With Secure 1 Offsite Cloud Backup data protection process. You can implement cloud backup solutions on aYou think you’re doing everything right. You back up your subscription basis from reliablethird parties who offerdata on a regular basis. You ensure that your backup them as managed services. The best of these managedequipment and configurations are up-to-date and services offers cloud backup with 24x7 coverage,working properly. You test your restores. Yet, when a proactive monitoring of data, instant scalability,pipe bursts in your building and spills water over your predictable pricing, and no capital investment inservers and backup media, you still lose all your critical traditional backup and recovery in one night.Even if you’re extremely careful about backing up your 3 Predictable Costs for Simpler Budgetingdata, that’s only half of the process. To truly protect yourbackup data, you also must move it offsite. Too many Cloud backup services are uniquely suited to addressorganizations store their backup media onsite, needlessly server data protection, including predictable monthlyexposing themselves to risk from fire or flood. The time budgeting and costs. The service is completelyand money that you must spend to recreate lost data can automated, providing immediate backup of server data tobe costly, not only in terms of lost productivity, but also in an offsite location, and leveraging the vendor’sterms of lost revenue and customer good will. infrastructure and expertise. This also frees IT personnel to become better aligned with business goals.   2
  4. 4. 4. Recovery of replicated data from storageThe charge for cloud backup is a known monthly service whenever and wherever needed.fee, rather than the capital cost of acquiring softwarelicenses for specific servers, which allows for simpler If your current data protection solution doesn’t addressbudgeting and predictable monthly costs. all of these steps, your organization risks unacceptable exposure from partial protection that easily could result inThere are no costs for software, backup hardware, costly, crippling downtime and the loss of irreplaceablemaintenance, or media with cloud backup. The service data. In a recent ESG Data Protection survey, 56 percentprovider bears the cost of the infrastructure and storage of companies with fewer than 25 servers could toleratedevices, now and in the future, as its customers grow. only one hour or less of downtime. 4 Reliable and Guaranteed Data Recover Fortunately, cloud server backup solutions offer a single low-overhead solution that addresses each step in theIf lightning strikes your building tonight, you must ensure data protection workflow — and actually reduces thethat you can restore that day’s data. Unfortunately, if you risks and cost associated with each step. These solutionsrely on a nightly backup process, restoring that data provide the following benefits:completely is impossible. How often do you test yourinternal backups? Could you fully recover your data? Fast, comprehensive, and continuous data backupCloud backup solutions solve this problem byautomatically transmitting changes in files and databases Automatic and immediate transmission to an off-to a secure, off-site facility for more continuous backup. site locationYour staff can achieve this level of backup with minimaleffort — just set it and go — greatly increasing reliable Secure storage that reflects your specificprotection of your organization’s data. retention scheduling and policiesThe best cloud server backup solutions not only protect Rapid recovery at the level of granularity yourecently changed files that are closed, but also capture wantchanges in open files and databases, which canrepresent some of your most important enterprise data.Such solutions do so without disrupting your process This kind of “hands off, lights out” comprehensive andflow. In addition, they provide guaranteed recovery in continuous backup means that, in the event of atheir Service Level Agreements (SLAs). disruption or disaster, you can restore data from a point in time just moments before the interruption, rather than from the previous evening (or earlier). It dramatically 5 Minimized Risks and Costs Of Downtime improves your ability to meet Recovery Point ObjectivesData protection is not a single activity or a one-time and reduces the cost of downtime.event. It’s a complex workflow of interconnectedprocesses that extend far beyond simple onsite backup, 6 Fast Data Restoresincluding the following steps: Organizations run in real time and rely on digital data: 1. Backup replication of critical data to another anything from payroll and customer files to email and device. other important applications. When disaster strikes, you don’t have the luxury of waiting hour after hour to 2. Transfer of the replicated data to an offsite recover your data. Your organization cannot afford the location to protect it from human-made or cost of downtime, lost revenue, and other consequences. natural disasters. Since cloud server backup services immediately move 3. Storage that both protects and organizes the data off-site by backing it up to disk over the cloud, you data so that you can recover it easily and can restore that data rapidly. Instead of waiting hours, quickly. cloud-based recovery enables you to restore your data in minutes, which is suitable for smaller file sets.   3
  5. 5. confidential information in his car and decides to stop atThe best cloud server backup services transmit only the the store on the way home, the patients’ confidentialchanges in files and databases — a highly efficient information is exposed to theft or damage. Similarly,approach that not only optimizes fast recovery, but also organizations must retain certain financial records forhelps protect against data corruption, one of the most many years, but if you can’t recover those records, youcommon causes of data loss. These services also give could be held personally control over how much bandwidth they use duringany specified time, so that you can plan and manage Organizations recognize their fiduciary responsibility toyour workload and data flow. These solutions also offer protect critical data assets. With cloud backup, you canan optional onsite rapid recovery appliance to allow you stay ahead of the game. Cloud server backup servicesto recover large amounts of data and still meet stringent enable you to automatically move your data off-site to aRecovery Time Objectives. In addition, a portable storage secure facility — a requirement for many industries. Asdevice is available to transfer bulk data (such as an entire privacy and records retention regulations take effect,server) from the offsite copy. cloud backup offers protection that traditional onsite methods never can, because data is always secure — Take Advantage of Service Provider’s during transmission, storage, and access. 7 Expertise and Resource Another benefit of outsourcing server data protection isWhy worry about the costs and risks associated with that the best solutions help you demonstrate consistent,maintaining and managing the data protection process, repeatable processes and controls for informationwhen you can rely on a trusted cloud backup vendor to protection. The same Web-based management tools thatdo the heavy lifting? When using a cloud backup simplify managing and monitoring backup and recoveryprovider, you are leveraging their expertise to securely also allow you to control archive features that ensureprotect and provide uninterrupted access to all your data. compliance with organizational and regulatory rules.You achieve significant competitive advantages byleveraging the latest technology, infrastructure, and Well-Managed Cloud More Secure Thanscalability that a cloud backup solution provides. In 9 Your Ownaddition, you free up your valuable staff resources forother projects that have a more direct impact on your Your enterprise server manages large amounts ofproductivity and the profitability of the business. sensitive data — customer data, employee records, intellectual property, and more. You would never exposeCloud backup solutions offer better cost control with these vital assets to external parties. Yet, by failing topredictable pricing. The service provider bears the cost of secure data through encryption, organizations leavescalable resources and updates technologies as disk- themselves vulnerable to competitors, hackers, and justbased backup evolves. This option gives your plain human error.organization flexibility as it grows and changes —another key to remaining nimble in a competitive Using cloud server backup, with storage at a highlyenvironment. The best cloud server backup services secure offsite location, your data stays safe. The bestprovide trusted, proven experience in protecting cloud solutions encrypt your data before moving itcustomer data in the cloud. These services give you through a secure cloud channel, and then keep your datapeace of mind that your data is protected in secure data encrypted at the offsite location. Only authorized userscenters. with the correct keys can decrypt it. 8 Offload Regulatory Compliance 10 Ease of Setup and Use, Set-And- Requirements To Service Provider Forget, No Training RequireToday, most industries are adopting their own ever- If you do experience a disaster and must get your datachanging regulations for governing offsite data protection back, traditional tape recovery methods can take tooand retention periods. For example, in healthcare, HIPAA much time. Yet, no organization, large or small, canrequires patient information confidentiality, but if an afford to lose access to its critical data for hours, letoffice assistant puts the backup media containing the alone days.   4
  6. 6. Two of the great benefits of cloud server backup services Because Autonomy must respond to changing marketare the ease of use and wide range of control that these conditions, it should not be interpreted to be commitmentsolutions offer users during recovery. You can choose on the part of Autonomy, and Autonomy cannot attest towhich functions should happen automatically, yet retain the accuracy of any information presented after the datethe ability to manage and monitor the entire backup and of publication.recovery process anywhere and anytime. This document is for informational purposes only. Autonomy is not making warranties, express or implied,When you must recover from a site disaster — or if you in this document. Autonomy and the Autonomy logo arewant to restore data to a different location for any reason registered trademarks or trademarks of Autonomy— authorized users can simply log on to a Web Corporation plc. All other trademarks are the property ofinterface, select the files that they want to restore, and their respective owners.specify the destination. The restore process beginsautomatically, recreating data at the desired location,even if it’s thousands of miles away.Cloud backup systems that automatically capture systeminformation, as well as data, enable you to easily restorea full system to alternate hardware at a new location,with only minimal technical staff assistance.In addition, by using solutions that allow you to controlretention scheduling and policies for data, you can selectthe level of protection appropriate for specific types ofdata on a per-server, or even per-folder, basis. You alsocan retrieve specific versions of data quickly over theWeb from a catalog of saved versions. SUMMARYMany organizations don’t identify critical vulnerabilities intheir existing data protection methods until disasterstrikes. By then, it’s too late. Cloud server backupsolutions automatically protect mission-critical data fromnatural and human-made disasters, virus attacks, humanerror, equipment failures, and other disruptions.This white paper has presented the top ten reasons touse this type of data protection solution, to encourageyou to examine your own data protection strategies toidentify potential risk and to improve cost effectiveness.The information contained in this document representsthe current opinion as of the date of publication ofAutonomy Systems Ltd. regarding the issues discussed.Autonomys opinion is based upon our review ofcompetitor product information publicly available as ofthe date of this document.   5
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