Should you use do it yourself tools for enterprise cloud backup? Probably not. You have SLAs to meet. Very specific RTO and RPO goals. Executive demands for reports. You need enterprise data protection.
Discover the 10 times when you need to go beyond seemingly free cloud tools.
1. If you want to lower your monthly cloud bills
Reduced storage costs are important. Deduplication and compression are key ways to reduce storage costs. Should you use separate tools? No way. Integrated deduplication and compression save you time and save you a ton of money in storage. Optimize your cloud footprint without compromising SLAs for recovery and restore.
2. When you don’t have extra IT staff
You need simplicity and consistency. Automation to run backups on a consistent schedule. Alerting to tell you what went wrong. You’re too busy to spend time sifting through snapshots. You need simplicity and ease of use. You need to automate processes.
3. Because you need to do more with less
Data migration, backup for diverse workloads, disaster recovery planning. There’s a lot on your plate. What if you could streamline cloud data management in one platform? Let technology simplify your work – intelligently.
4. If you manage multiple clouds
Clearly see backup and recovery status across your multi-cloud environment. Get a single view of data protection across hybrid environments. You’re too busy to manage backup in multiple interfaces -just one single pane of glass will streamline your work. Use just one dashboard to protect your data estate.
5. When you need fast VM recovery at scale
Ransomware recovery is a major restore. What’s your cost of downtime? Time is money. Would you like 1 virtual machine restore at a time or can you restore 100 virtual machines in parallel and in 1 hour? Do you know if that restored VM is the one you need? Can you validate that recovery worked – and in a usable format?
6. Because your environment is more than cloud
You use more than one cloud. You may be using more than one OS. You need a complete dashboard to view your data environments – on-premises, cloud, SaaS and PaaS. Plus, manage the data in one place.
7. For hypervisor conversion
Flexibility is important. Moving from one cloud or hypervisor to another involves data conversion. You need simplicity. Enterprise data protection should make it easy to support a wide range of hypervisor conversions. Use the hypervisors and clouds you need, where you need them.
8. If you need regulatory compliance
What kind of data are you working with in the cloud? Odds are you have data that needs to be protected for regulatory compliance. Consider your data governance guidelines. Only an enterprise data protection platform can help with compliance.
9. Because your manager wants reports
How much data do we have in each cloud storage location? When was it last touched? Who moved it? Is there a recent backup? Be ready to answer the question – see all of your data in reports. Get enterprise data protection with reporting built in.
10. If you need to control when backups run
Use infrastructure only when you want to – and on your schedule! With an enterprise data protection solution, you can schedule backups for specific times, and automate that scheduling. Plus, use auto scaling and cloud power management for more control and cost savings.
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