5 reasons to change your company backup
Data protection has changed and it’s time to adapt
Our realities have been completely upended, but one thing remains. Most of the traditional backup solutions currently on the market are not entirely viable, with the result that a company’s internal IT team has to devote too much time to backups, no longer having the time, resources and energy to deal with real business issues. On the other hand, they are expected to have a strategic vision for the future, with the aim of providing the right technology for continued business growth.
It is therefore clear that there is a fundamental inconsistency.
Which of the following reasons reflects the situation in which your company finds itself and for which it is evaluating a service backup solution?
Situation number 1 – Unreliable Backup
The most common reason for changing the backup solution is reliability, or rather, lack thereof, as old code is often used while trying to adapt it to fit current issues. Also, database deduplication is often error-prone and can cause complete data loss. Another issue involves visibility into what works and what doesn’t. Too often, IT administrators spot problems when it’s too late. Many companies mistakenly attribute this to a lack of training or expertise, but that’s simply not true. If a backup solution is stable, reliable and easy to use, you don’t need a PhD to use it.
What you should expect from your backup-to-service solution is the peace of mind and confidence that you can totally forget it exists. A solution that
has your back and allows you to restore when you need to, when you need to. Seriously.
With DOS’ managed service, you can.
Situation number 2 – At the end of the day, it’s very expensive
When considering the cost of data protection, it’s easy to focus only on the traditional costs: hardware, software and storage. Some hardware costs can be even higher if there is lock-in and if the software is not flexible enough to handle alternatives.
Many software solutions, on the other hand, include add-ons, sub-components or ongoing services, so it’s a good idea to make sure nothing is excluded from the calculation. As far as storage costs are concerned, you know how easy it is to get burned by hidden costs.
In addition, there are less tangible costs that are often overlooked, such as interruptions and loss of data, to which should be added the impact that these would have on customer relationships or damage to image. Also not to be forgotten is the time, effort and resource costs of not only maintaining the backup infrastructure, but also preparing it, managing it properly and bringing it up to maximum capacity.
What you should expect from the next service-based backup solution is a simple and flexible cost model with no hidden costs.
With DOS’ managed service, that’s possible.
Situation number 3 – That ROI that never became a reality
Unfortunately, a lot of people have been there: the software promised to do something only to find out later that it couldn’t do it, or not at all. Now you find yourself juggling multiple solutions to cover all the shortcomings, and that promised ROI calculator has vanished, taking away trust, budget and reputation.
What you should expect from your managed service backup solution is the principle of promising little and delivering a lot, without the magic tricks of sales engineers.
With DOS Managed Service, you can.
Situation number 4 – Recovery times are slow
Often, it’s not just about what you can restore, but how quick and easy it is to do so. Many solutions lack granularity for specific restores or the scalability for bulk restores.
What you should expect from your service backup solution is a variety of recovery solutions to meet all SLAs, as well as a proven track record of continuous innovation built on a solid base of satisfied customers.
With DOS’ managed service, you can.
Situation number 5 – Requires too much time and resources
A backup solution cannot fail to consider ease of use. Overseeing a backup is frustrating and unacceptable. Another important factor is that the software must be able to evolve with the business, and if adding a new NAS device or modifying cloud storage means you have to change your data protection strategy, spend time re-training your IT staff or lose sleep over whether or not your IT team has the skills to do it successfully, something is wrong.
What you should expect from your managed service backup solution is the gift of time: time to get back to work on other priorities, finish working sooner, or make better use of that time.
With DOS’ managed service, you’ll get that.