Backup and Data Recovery: Critical
MSP services can help protect businesses against compromises which occur from hackers, unpreventable mechanical and software failures, situations where power fluctuations may crash or otherwise damage systems, and even espionage. From the hacking of the DNC to San Francisco’s public transit system being victim to ransomware attack, there were quite a few high-profile compromises during the previous year— these represent a mixed blessing. On one hand, it’s very unnerving and damaging for organizations to undergo such attacks. But on the other hand, businesses small and large can learn from the failures of these organizations, and thus protect themselves with greater success.
More and more often, businesses will be looking to MSP services Busienss like yours to ensure they aren’t victim to the same kind of high-profile attacks. To that end, you’ll need to be cognizant of trends which define this aspect of operations. In the contemporary IT world, five trends in backup include:
• Cloud Computing Integration
• Cyber Threat Prevention
• Making the Internet of Things Less Insecure
• The Prevalence of “At-A-Service” Solutions
• Overcoming Client Resistance
Cloud Computing Integration
With cloud computing, you can provide clients with continuous backup, monitoring, and many other solutions. Data volumes get bigger by the second, and that’s no exaggeration when you consider the global technology market. Though cloud computing backup isn’t new, it’s more sought today than ever. One reason for that is that analytics can define mission-critical data and prioritize it. Certain images, videos, text documents, and other operational accessories aren’t strictly necessary for operations— though they’re nice to recover. As a result, any backup solutions should first focus on such mission-critical data. Modern IT services are able to do this.
Preventing Cyber Threats
There’s a big industry in cybercrime. As a matter of fact, it’s become so big that the term CaaS, or Cybercrime as a Service, is swiftly becoming an official term. Varying malware programs transition over time. From malware which targets hard-drives and holds them ransom against payment, to spyware, phishing scams, and continuously developing threats as yet unknown, your MSP should have known cybercrime protection solutions. It should continuously be on the lookout for new threats. For both scenarios, having cloud computing BDR solutions is recommendable.
IoT and Consequences
The Internet of Things is pervasive and expansive. It provides exceptional competitive advantage, but because it’s a new technology, it has many wide-open vulnerabilities. Cloud computing solutions are definitely recommendable to preserve IoT systems, and as systems of security develop, better solutions will manifest. Businesses that don’t adopt developing MSP-provided solutions will be wide-open, and this is an excellent selling point.
There is Software as a Service (SaaS), Hardware as a Service (Haas), and something which is becoming more common— and necessary: Data Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). DRaaS solutions through the cloud can provide backup for years at a time, at regular intervals, or even on a continuous basis. This information can be examined for priority, and the most important systems preserved first. As time goes by, cloud support models will continue to yield actionable data to help inform backup solutions, and more securely preserve client information. This is a prime selling point, as it hits home at the heart of the matter.
The best way to overcome clients resistant to new technology solutions is through sheer information. Anyone who works with computer systems understands that it’s not “if” there is a compromise in data, but “when.” Still, many clients will cite proprietary information, and concerns they have with storing such data on a cloud. For that, it would be wise for an MSP to point out the hybrid option. This allows for BDR fixes on-site to protect the sensitive data, and for cloud solutions to protect that which isn’t so sensitive elsewhere. There are options, and the truth of the situation can prove instrumental in helping appraise potential clients to the value of these options.
The Competitive Angle
An MSP Business that has cutting-edge BDR solutions will help clients remain competitive. Additionally, such solutions help keep themselves competitive as well. Ensure your organization has top-tier recovery strategies in place to maximize security all around.