What is Managed Backup?
A managed backup uses a third party managed service provider to establish and manage backups of your company data. There are a number of reasons a business would choose to create backups. Some industries may require backups to be created in order to be compliant with regulatory practice. The use of backups ensures that in case such data is called into question, it can be easily retrieved by the regulatory body.
Also, sometimes s companies are obligated to store their backups for several years, which can eat into available hard drive space. By using an MSP to store your backups, you free up space on your network.
Another major reason that people are concerned about backing up their data is in case their computer network becomes compromised. We have all seen the headlines of ransomware on the nightly news. Nothing stops work faster than corrupted or locked files. By having backups on hand, you can easily migrate your network to another hardware system without missing a beat.
Physical loss of data can also be devastating to a business’s workflow and also potentially their reputation. This is why backups are critical to every company’s business continuity plan.