Moving to an online backup system – the importance of choosing the right provider

Not so long ago, the only backup services were onsite solutions, however thanks to the power of the internet there is now a more convenient and cost-effective solution. With online data backups, it’s possible to keep your organisation’s data safe and secure without having to spend time and money on an in-house solution.  

Not all remote online backup service providers are created equal, however. That’s why it’s so important to choose a company which is trustworthy and reliable, so you can confidently send your organisation’s key data to their remote primary data centre without having to worry about data loss or security issues. But how do you choose the best option, and what are the common pitfalls which you should be aware of? 

Why use an online backup service? 

Although the traditional solution has always been an on-site backup facility, these days an online data backup service represents the best option for most organisations. Companies today handle hundreds of gigabytes of data and performing onsite backups is time consuming. An online backup service takes all of the hard work out of keeping your data safe, and with today’s stringent GDPR regulations, the security that the best online backup service providers can provide represents the safest possible solution. When you choose the right online backup service provider, you can leave your data in the hands of experts and focus your time and energies on your own areas of expertise.  

How to choose an online backup service provider 

There are a few key things to keep in mind when choosing the right online data backup service provider to suit your organisation’s needs. Firstly, you need to ensure that your platform is fully supported. You also have to establish what your requirements are – how often and how quickly your data will be restored and how fast you need your data backups to be. Once you’re clear about your requirements you can start looking for a provider that can meet those needs.  

One of the problems that commonly occurs when choosing remote data backup providers is selecting a company which has an appealing website but cannot deliver when it comes to service provision. To keep your organisation’s data safe and secure, you need to ensure you’re working with a company this is reliable and trustworthy and which won’t let you down in a crisis. To this end, you need to ensure that your chosen provider is operated by a team of skilled professionals with a strong understanding of customers’ needs and a clear vision of how to deliver on their promises.  

It's also important that not only is your data safe but what happens we disaster hits? How easy is it to restore and the time to do this? 

Working With Praestantia Technology

Praestantia Technology is proud to deliver an impressive and fully-managed service for businesses and educational organisations. Working in conjunction with Redstor’s next-generation data management technology, Praestantia Technology ensures that your company’s data is safe, secure and accessible as and when you need it for the most convenient offsite solution.