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Backups are one of the most popular cloud offerings for both individuals and businesses. Users have many options to protect their data with cloud solutions like iCloud, Google Drive, and DropBox. Backing up to the cloud enables data to be accessed from any location with an Internet connection and is more convenient than backing up to physical external devices.

For most individuals, a simple backup strategy is all that’s needed to adequately protect their data. Protecting enterprise data resources is a more complicated undertaking that requires answers to several questions when selecting a cloud backup solution.  

The following factors need to be considered when defining an enterprise backup strategy. 

  • Will the data be stored in a private or public cloud network?
  • What types of backups are needed to protect enterprise data assets?
  • How long will the data need to be retained?
  • Does the organization have the skills to use the backup tool? 
  • Will the backups be used for disaster recovery?
  • Can you use the backups to recover to specific points in time?

Large cloud providers like Azure and Amazon have multiple backup solutions designed to meet their customer’s needs and work with the provider’s cloud storage services. We are going to look at some of the enterprise cloud backup solutions suitable for medium to large businesses not currently backing up data through a cloud storage provider. 

Viable Cloud Backup Solutions for Enterprise Data 

The flood of ransomware attacks has made it more important than ever that an organization protects their data and can recover it quickly when necessary. Many products are available to safely store enterprise data in the cloud and this list does not pretend to be exhaustive. Here are some of the best choices for businesses desiring a cloud backup solution. 

Rubrik

Rubrik deploys proprietary appliances to create immutable backups that protect enterprise data from tampering or ransomware. Policy engines are used to manage backups, automating the process and freeing the IT staff from oversight duties. Archiving is available for long-term protection and anomaly detection is used to help keep your information safe. 

Veeam

Veeam provides customers with reliable ransomware protection with immutable backups and malware-safe data storage. The tool is compatible with many cloud storage services and furnishes continuous data protection. Instant recovery is available for workloads like Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. 

Acronis

Acronis offers companies a comprehensive cyber protection tool that combines cybersecurity, data backup, and disaster recovery. The solution reduces the complexity involved in protecting a diverse computing environment from a single pane of glass. 

 

Commvault

A single extensible platform and user interface enables Commvault customers to simplify backup and archiving enterprise data. The tool offers ransomware protection and disaster recovery capabilities to ensure mission-critical systems remain accessible to meet business objectives. 

Veritas Backup Exec

Veritas offers a simple and ransomware resilient backup solution that is also easy to use. A single console enables management of the complete data environment, enabling every backup, replication, and recovery job to be tracked. The tool integrates with AWS and Azure storage and can perform in-line deduplication to save space.

 

 

Regardless of the solution your business chooses, cloud backups offer the additional protection enterprise data resources require. If you are not doing so already, I suggest you select an option and start safeguarding your valuable information in the cloud as soon as possible. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Robert Agar

I am a freelance writer who graduated from Pace University in New York with a Computer Science degree in 1992. Over the course of a long IT career I have worked for a number of large service providers in a variety of roles revolving around data storage and protection. I currently reside in northeastern Pennsylvania where I write from my home office.

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