April 28, 2016 by Nigel Brown

Stop Backing Up Your Data!

Stop Backing Up Your Data!

Yourself. Let Microserve take the worry and hassle away.

Yep, that’s right. We said it. Mark your calendars, folks, because today’s the day it finally happened. Microserve is officially telling you to stop backing up your company data.

Why, you ask? Why would we of all people say such a thing? Isn’t backup vital to ensuring business continuance in case of a data loss?

It sure is.

So then what’s with the cease and desist?

What we mean is, stop backing up your data yourself, and let Microserve do it for you!

Did you really think we were advocating not backing up your data?

Yeah, no.

Making the switch from in-house backup to Backup as a Service (BaaS) is an easy way to ensure that your company’s data is truly protected. Not everyone is on board with BaaS yet. Let’s talk about why:

1. Backup seems so simple—why would I outsource it when my team can do it?

The backup process is a simple one, but when it’s handled in-house, it gains complexity simply by virtue of being handled by humans, who sometimes make mistakes. BaaS, on the other hand, is fully automated, so no one ever has to think about or remember to do anything in order for your data to be fully protected at all times.

In addition, we verify, double-check, and test your backups, so that if it comes to it, we know we’re ready to restore your data. Can your team and tools do that?

2. I don’t think backup should cost me money.

Let’s be honest, sometimes it just comes down to the bottom line. How much is this going to cost me, and can my team do the same thing themselves cheaper? While on the surface it may look like paying for BaaS is just adding another bill, in reality, you’re saving money, in two ways.

First, look at your opportunity cost. The time that your team spends backing up company data could be spent much more profitably elsewhere. Why not delegate backup to someone else, so that time can be freed up?

Secondly, imagine you actually do experience a data loss. What if your in-house plan wasn’t quite up to par and the loss turned out to be irreparable? The money you’d lose in that case makes the pittance you’d spend on BaaS each month pale in comparison.

3. In-house backup seems safer than using BaaS.

When data is physically in-house, it can feel safer, because it’s completely under your control. But in reality, having all your eggs in one basket, so to speak, is not the safest plan. If anything were to happen to your physical hardware, or if a virus or other attack were to infiltrate your system, all your data would disappear with no hope of retrieval.

Using Backup as a Service to store your data in the cloud is the best way to ensure that you always have a copy of your data you can access, no matter what.

So, no, of course we don’t think you should actually stop backing up your data. We just think you should be using Microserve’s Backup as a Service to do it! Call Microserve today to find out more about how we can help you keep your data—and your business—safe.

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