Offsite backup and archiving has been a longstanding tradition for many companies who value their data. As companies look for alternatives to expensive and cumbersome tapes, cloud backup has become a very popular and effective alternative. This blog is not designed to compare which method is better or more efficient, instead we want to feature Assurance IT, a Canadian Business who has partnered with Veeam to provide businesses an easy, affordable and effective option for offsite Backup & Replication.
Here are a couple of independant blogs which discuss the pros & cons of Tape Vs Cloud.
Virtual machine backups and replicas are sent off site without the cost and complexity of building and maintaining an offsite infrastructure. Veeam Cloud Connect provides a fully integrated, fast and secure way to backup, replicate and restore from the cloud.
Here is a Diagram depicting the Cloud Connect Architecture
Data access, security and privacy are often considered key concerns for Canadian and Canadian Enterprises looking at cloud based services. The Assurance IT Cloud enabled services provide secure content transmission and storage. 100% of the infrastructure and servers are hosted at a secure facility in Canada and managed by experts based in Canada.
2 important topics when discussing Cloud Security for Canadian Businesses
*Data sovereignty is the concept that information which has been converted and stored in binary digital form is subject to the laws of the country in which it is located. *Source:techtarget.com
*Data residency refers to the physical or geographic location of an organization’s data or information. Similar to data sovereignty, data residency also refers to the legal or regulatory requirements imposed on data based on the country or region in which it resides. *Source:techtarget.com
Relying on third-party encryption tools results in a lack of awareness of the content and context of your backups. In fact, most data reduction algorithms break when they hit encrypted data streams. With Veeam, end-to-end encryption is built-in and Veeam data reduction technologies like compression, deduplication and WAN Acceleration maintain their efficiency when used with Veeam encrypted backups. Veeam® delivers built-in end-to-end AES 256-bit encryption, giving you the ability to encrypt backup files and data at source (during backup), in flight and at rest.
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