Here are four backup considerations that can help protect organizations from these threats and allow their data backup processes to flow smoothly:
Rule #1: Plan for future growth
Businesses across the board are habitually behind on data expansion needs, leading to higher chances of exposure. When transitioning data storage to the cloud, organizations should have a strong understanding of where their data is currently stored and where it is moving to, who within the organization has authorized access, and if it is recoverable.
Rule #2: Limit the risk
The price of a data breach can very quickly exceed the cost of an effective data backup system, and can even put entire businesses at risk. When data is compromised productivity degrades, along with the integrity and intellectual property of the business. Enterprise class backup tools are the only way to provide large volume data recovery.
Rule #3: Create business continuity for all data
Whether it’s on-premises or multi-cloud, universal data protection is necessary to protect data where it resides. Creating data audit trails is one example of how to ensure all cloud data is properly backed up and compatible with an organization’s backup style. Data audit trails track who created a copy, where it was accessed and for how long, offering complete control and tracking capabilities on the most important information.
Rule #4: Adopt an integrated approach
Select a backup system that creates a cohesive and centralized backup style. Legacy systems are unable to protect cloud data and can cause unforeseen problems that ultimately slow down vital business processes.