Protect Yourself and Your Data
Today’s global enterprises must protect data in remote locations and business units, and secure information on tablets, laptops, smartphones and other bring-your-own devices in a mobile, socially networked environment.
Many storage administrators now manage, store and back up petabytes of data. And although storage and backup hardware costs are falling, the total cost of ownership (TCO) for most organizations continues to rise.
The price of physical storage has decreased by as much as 30% every year, appealing to budget-constrained CIOs and CFOs who frequently opt to purchase the “cheapest box” at each refresh cycle. Unfortunately, this not only sustains rigidity and inconsistency in the backup environment, but also contributes to data center sprawl, which has already reached a breaking point.
A different, better approach is to invest in managed data backup and restore services, delivered by trusted third parties.
Outcomes of this approach include:
- Significant reduction or elimination of expenses associated with data backup, including high up-front cash
- Enforcement of standards and consistency across their environments
- Enablement of compliance with stringent federal regulations
- Reduction of risk
Backup as a Service aligns data backup costs with the information’s business value, and offers cost-effective, pay-per-use terms. This approach uses best practices and innovative processes to increase performance and protect data while achieving savings.
In Backup and Restore as a Service, devices and applications can live in the vendor’s facility or remain in the enterprise data center. Most organizations, seeking extra valuable space, opt for a single client as-a-Service model to reduce risk and influence the architecture. Others use a blend of their enterprise data center and vendors’ facilities to achieve the best environment for addressing business needs and greater.
This approach may be what your organization needs to lower data management costs and challenges. To learn more, read our whitepaper, “Protect Yourself: Save on High Upfront Costs and Protect Data More Efficiently.”