The Rebels Went to Cloud City for Backup. Why Don’t You?
There’s safety in the clouds. That’s what Han, Leia, Chewie and C-3PO thought. With a damaged Millennium Falcon, they headed to Cloud City, a massive, floating metropolis that hovered just above the clouds of Bespin. This neutral territory was the ideal escape zone, for Han was old friends with Lando Calrissian, Cloud City’s administrator. There they would find backup and recovery while hiding out from Darth Vader.
Of course, it didn’t turn out great for them, but for you, the cloud may be your saving grace. Particularly in a world where cyberthreats are barking at your heels 24/7.
Read our blog: “We’re Gonna Need Backup”
Why Cloud Backups?
First, you need to know that the cloud isn’t some mysterious atmospheric zone where your data hovers until you call it down. The cloud is basically just an offsite server that you access over the internet. It’s nebulous title certainly led to much of its mystery. Effectively, you are simply storing your data elsewhere. If you’ve ever used Gmail or an iPhone or the internet, you’ve dabbled in the cloud.
But now we’re talking about your business and your clients’ data.
Is it safe? you ask. Well, as safe as the internet gets. You see, there is an inherent risk anytime you connect to the internet. In fact, cyber crime increases every year, and there’s no evidence that indicates it will slow down anytime soon.
The way businesses respond is with due diligence. Enterprise-level companies have their IT departments set up cybersecurity best practices for their staff, run thorough penetration tests to ensure stability, monitor traffic, fortify with firewalls and other tactics, and wipe viruses clean when they do appear. Backups these days are cloud-based, or if in-house, the IT staff tests and retests the servers to ensure continuity in case of disaster.
But for many SMBs, a dedicated IT staff is hard to come by. By offloading your backup responsibilities to the cloud, you get enterprise-level security, no matter what size your company is. Those providers must have the processes in place to protect some of the largest companies in the world – this gives you a great opportunity to join them in the cloud.
Check out our eBook: “Consider the Cloud, An Examination”
The AnchorSix Cloud Backups Solution
At AnchorSix, we’re able to give you the cloud backups solution you need to sleep better at night. Because it isn’t just a natural disaster that causes downtime. In fact, the top three causes of downtime are human error, hardware failure and malware. And these threats are ubiquitous: You’ll always have staff, you’ll always have hardware and you’ll always connect to the internet.
By securing your backup to the cloud, you can ensure quick recovery, so that you can get back to doing business. Call us today to discuss your cloud needs.
And, of course, if you haven’t seen the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, you should be ashamed of yourself: