It Pays to Back up to the Cloud

January 11, 2018
Backup, Data Protection, Disaster Recovery, IT Services, Storage

It Pays to Back up to the Cloud

If you’re a Veeam customer, it pays to take advantage of US Signal’s Cloud Backup for Veeam right now — $1,000 to be precise. Veeam is currently running a great promo that offers you the opportunity to get up to $1,000 in free cloud services. (Get the details here.)

Cloud Backup for Veeam is a fast, secure way to get your VM backups off-site and into the US Signal Cloud, eliminating the costs and complexity of building and maintaining an off-site infrastructure. All backups and offsite copies are managed and recovered directly from your Veeam backup console, and you can easily employ the 3-2-1 best practice of protecting your data: 3 copies of your data stored on 2 different types of media with 1 copy off-site. 

Even if you’re not a Veeam customer, however, the 3-2-1 backup rule is something you should consider implementing if you aren’t already.

Backup as Easy as 3-2-1

Almost every time a major disaster strikes — whether it’s a hurricane or ransomware attack, we hear about the incredible losses incurred by companies that didn’t have adequate plans in place. Granted, creating a comprehensive backup and recovery plan can seem like an arduous process, especially for organization with multiple types of data, files, and systems to protect. But, it really doesn’t have to be complicated. Following the 3-2-1 best practice for backup and recovery can go a long way in staving off disaster.

The 3-2-1 backup rule ensures that you’ll have a copy of your data no matter what happens. Simply:

  • Create at least three copies of your data. That includes the original copy and at least two backups. Multiple copies prevent you from losing the only copy of your data.
  • Store your data backups using two different types of storage media. The chances of having two failures of the same storage method are much higher than for two different types of storage.
  • Keep at least one copy of your data offsite. Multiple storage locations ensure that there is no single point of failure and that your data is safe from disasters such as fires and floods.

Beyond Backups

Data backups play an essential role in disaster recovery (DR) planning, but they are only part of the solution. Data recovery is equally important, as is the testing of your DR plan. Watch for future blogs where we’ll provide more information about best practices for those components as well. In the meantime, take advantage of the free resources below from US Signal. If you’re interested in learning how US Signal can help your organization implement a cost-effective DR plan or about any of our backup solutions — including Cloud Backup for Veeam, call 866.2. SIGNAL or email [email protected]

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