As an IT supplier it’s critical that you implement a backup system for your clients to maximise their uptime. You need to make sure that your clients are prepared and protected from any unforeseeable circumstances that could result in downtime. Providing them with a virtual backup system allows them to operate as usual as well as gain access to any business-critical data if a disaster occurs to their hardware. Virtual backup systems are becoming more popular, but you need to be aware of the following 5 key features to fulfil your client’s needs.
Backing up virtually will enable your clients to access their business critical data from any device, anywhere in the world. This information will be stored across multiple locations and is accessible online which optimises security in case of any unforeseen circumstances. Virtual backup systems are also easily up scaled or down scaled – depending on what your client requires.
Virtualisation provides scalability for your client with minimal cost to both their budget and time, as opposed adding extra physical servers to accommodate their needs. Virtualisation enables your clients to expand their data capacity on demand, in real time.
Virtual systems can be programmed to automatically back up information on a regular basis which can be accessed immediately from any device following a disaster. This will mean that no data is lost and your client can operate as normal. A virtual backup solution provides a more reliable form of data backup instead of using an external hard drive which would need frequent manual backups.
Implementing security measures such as unique user ID’s, which are password protected, is imperative. This adds an extra layer of security that allows you to segregate who can access the relevant data. Your clients will be able to gain access from any location as long as they have the security information required.
As concerns with data remediation and information governance increase, it’s imperative to choose the most appropriate solution to meet your client’s needs. Businesses are required to have their data archived and backed up data for regulatory compliance.
Choosing the right solution
Whether you decide to use an external hard drive or think that your clients will benefit from a virtual solution, it is down to you to ensure that they have the right system in place. Marathon work on a white-labelled basis to help you provide the best backup solutions to meet your client’s needs.
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