Third-party cloud backup services offer a host of benefits to organizations seeking to ensure their data is retrievable in the event of an incident.
First, they reduce complexity. This is crucial in today’s multi-cloud environments, where there are several cloud service providers being utilized across the organization and various lines of business. This reduces visibility into which data is stored where, and by whom it is accessible. Furthermore, all of these cloud service providers will have different policies and processes for how they backup data. For example, while many assume that having data stored in the cloud inherently means it is backed up, cloud suites like MS Office365 can be quite limited in their backup offerings.
Working with a cloud backup service removes the burden of understanding the backup policies of various cloud providers, and ensures visibility into data across these various cloud instances. Effective backup will centralize, dedupe, and encrypt data stored across cloud datacenters, on-premises data centers, and SaaS applications.
Additionally, third-party backup services offer greater flexibility. Organizations leveraging these tools can utilize granular backup and recovery to restore specific contacts, emails, folders, or user accounts.
These services also reduce operational burdens and enable organizations to retire legacy hardware.