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Cloud backup-as-a-Service is a software service that automatically backs up your data to an encrypted cloud, regardless of where the data comes from. In other words, your cloud BaaS can be programmed to backup data stored on your company PC, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.
Imagine having a digital picture that you cherish (for example, a once-in-a-lifetime selfie with your favorite legendary band). You want to protect this photo, so you know better to leave it stored only on your phone. You back up your photo to the “cloud,” and now you’re able to access the picture data from your computer too.
When you have a cloud BaaS solution in place at your business, the software pulls up all your data and copies it automatically to a secure cloud repository. If you want a short, but very informative, quick overview about cloud based backup, take a look at this video:
Cloud BaaS works the same way, but automatically and on a much grander scale. Not only will your precious selfie find its way into an encrypted cloud, but so will your critical documents, emails, applications, customer contact information, and more.
Until now, we’ve discussed how cloud backup software can pull data from multiple devices. However, it can also be configured to provide a solution for SaaS backup as well.
SaaS, or Software-as-a-Service, delivers software remotely by allowing users to access the application via the vendor’s website. SaaS users create and access their data online within the vendor’s platform. In other words, the SaaS vendor hosts your data in their environment. This software distribution model provides a cost-effective and scalable way alternative to owning and running this software in-house.
There are, however, a few hidden problems with this model. A study by Aberdeen Group found that nearly one-third of SaaS users had experienced data loss, despite SaaS providers’ assurances to protect their users’ data.
Cloud backup for SaaS applications (like Office 365 and Salesforce) and offers:
C-BaaS, Powered by Asigra provides automatic cloud backup for your business’s data across your infrastructure, including SaaS. Learn more about how C-BaaS’s cloud-based backup works by contacting Centre Technologies today.
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