As technology advancements continue, the various services provided in the digital world, especially as cloud technologies mature, allow greater flexibility and convenience to businesses as well. Today, the benefits and cost-effectiveness of Backup/Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (B/DRaaS) solutions are giving these solutions a stronger influence compared to traditional data protection and backup solutions. While the common 3-2-1 backup rule still comes into play, the continued growth and improvements of these cloud-based services provide more options for businesses.
The growing amount of data produced and stored by businesses today has meant that more and more storage space is also required for backup. While traditional backup services won’t disappear completely anytime soon, BaaS provides the flexibility and modern data protection capabilities for businesses that lack the infrastructure, finances or expertise for their own on-premises backup or business continuity solution. These businesses are able to outsource their whole backup and recovery processes to cloud service providers who are experts in the field for a fraction of the price.
Cost is always an issue for businesses in today’s digital age. Just like other cloud services, BaaS offers a more manageable pay-as-you-use cost model for a full range of modern backup and data protection capabilities. Perhaps that is why research has shown that spending on BaaS is expected to grow tremendously over the next five years. The main reason for this is because of the benefits of BaaS and DRaaS extend not only to enterprises but small businesses as well.
On a separate note, while object storage has become an increasingly popular platform for storing unstructured data, IDC’s recent study found that 41% of enterprises in the Asia Pacific region are not even aware of object storage, let alone its use cases and benefits. That means a considerable number of enterprises in the region are not taking advantage of object storage’s scalability, durability, availability or flexibility that is best suited for so many data-intensive use cases, such as disaster recovery/business continuity, big data analytics or artificial intelligence.
However, just like BaaS and DRaaS, for organisations that are unfamiliar with the technology or lack the necessary expertise and resources to buy and maintain their own object storage infrastructure, the service is also available on the cloud through an OpEx cost model. Cloud Object Storage-as-a-Service (OSaaS) gives businesses access to a simple, low-cost, multi-site and highly available object storage solution to help them manage and quickly access massive amounts of unstructured data anywhere, anytime.
To find out more about how Backup-as-a-Service and Object Storage-as-a-Service allow greater flexibility for your business, AVM Cloud will be organising a workshop titled, “Hybrid Cloud Workshop: Build a Successful Data Protection and Management Strategy”. In this workshop, businesses will understand the perspective of data protection and management challenges as well as ways to advance data protection and management strategies, including best practice and real-world examples.
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