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Do you have backups of your most crucial data at the ready?

Do you have backups of your most crucial data at the ready?

Around the world today, businesses are investing heavily in security fortification, and rightfully so. To be productive on a daily basis, your workforce needs to have safe, secure, and reliable access to their devices and their data.

But here’s the dirty truth – no matter how much emphasis your organization puts on security, you can never be 100% protected from every threat. IT vulnerabilities are always going to exist – and if one ever does rear its head, you’ll want to have backup plans at the ready.

According to Enterprise Storage Forum, this is one of the biggest trends in IT today – companies are making a real commitment to data deduplication in an effort to improve disaster recovery planning. In recent years, it’s become clear that just one catastrophic event – be it a natural disaster, a cyberattack, or mere employee error – can completely torpedo an organization, so it’s crucial to invest in data backup. Having good backups available can be the difference between a doomsday scenario and a simple one-day bump in the road.

“Of the available data optimization technologies, data deduplication is the one with the greatest potential to deliver substantial and recurring impact on the cost and manageability of data growth,” said Wayne Salpietro, director of marketing and Permabit. “Rampant data growth affects budgets, operating costs, floor space and, of course, capital expenditure through the amount of data created and its associated cost.”

In addition to data deduplication, a number of other trends involving data backup are emerging. For one, companies are looking into storage tiering for branch offices, so their data recovery needs will be sorted in an organized way and it will be easier to recover their top-priority data quickly when necessary. Along similar lines, zone-level deduplication has become popular as a way of classifying information and identifying redundant files. And additionally, consolidating backup solutions is a key strategy as companies look to make their disaster recovery planning more strategic and cost-effective.

With all of this and more, Zones is here to help. In fact, we have a tailored solution designed just for organizations like yours who need a little guidance with backing up their data – it’s Zones Backup as a Service (ZBaaS). With ZBaaS, you can enjoy a wide range of features including full control and protection for your data, industry-leading restore options, granular search to find the data you need most, and scalability of up to 5x to support even the largest enterprises.

At Zones, our goal is to make every aspect of your data backup efforts easier. We offer a data backup solution that enables you to protect your data quickly and efficiently – especially if it’s curated by a Microsoft platform like M365. So if you’re ready for the future of data backup, then get in touch with us, and we can get you up and running with Zones BaaS today.

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