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What is Backup as a Service - BaaS?

BaaS is a service whereby a business’ critical data is backed up to cloud-based servers. The task of backing up systems is outsourced to a provider, therefore taking the onus away from the business. Having the right backup system in place is essential to recover files and data, should a business be the victim of a breach.

Clearly, we would recommend robust IT security, as prevention is always better than the cure, but should a business need to recover files and data quickly, BaaS is an ideal solution for small and medium sized businesses and should be used in conjunction with IT security and prevention.

Baas is a simple, safe, and cost-effective way to ensure the essential task of backing up folders and data, is being appropriately carried out to ensure data is retrievable. For a single subscription a business can enjoy cloud backup, replication, and disaster recovery.

Data loss could be the result of damaged hardware, fire, flood, or burglary but the most common (and increasing) threat is a cyber-attack. SMEs are increasingly becoming the targets of sophisticated hacker attacks, with an estimated 65,000 attacks being carried out on UK SMEs every day last year, resulting in 4,500 breaches. So having resilient and appropriate backup is one of the most fundamental business requirements.

Many SMEs do not have the resources or inhouse skills to deploy comprehensive BCDR and therefore rely on expert assistance from IT specialists like Conformedia.

Don’t wait for an attack – be prepared and have resilient and appropriate backup in place. Call Richard for more information about BaaS and how we can help you.

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