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The Importance of Having an Optimal SaaS Backup Solution
Published:  May 31, 2021 5:32 AM
Updated: 6:24 AM

Software as a service (SaaS) is currently one of the most used forms of application that is being utilized by large scale business, IT professionals and personal consumers. Cloud-based software is the go-to form of application as it eases the user from not needing to handle and manage complex hardware and software. Recent research on SaaS finds that by the year 2021, 73% of organizations will be either mostly or completely utilizing SaaS applications. Additionally, with the arrival of COVID-19, the deployment of SaaS services has further accelerated as SaaS has now become the default system of data for many organizations.

However, with the increased use of SaaS applications, businesses and enterprises would now have to deal with a completely new set of challenges such as the appropriate security measures for cloud data and the optimal SaaS backup solutions.

What businesses need to keep in mind is that cloud vendors only provide services; not data protection. Businesses often make the misconception that the erasure coding practice of a SaaS service serves as their measure for cloud data protection, but in truth, cloud data protection relies on businesses to work on data backup and management practices to avoid the loss of vital digital data in the events of possible external threats, accidental data loss or regulatory compliance purposes.

This is where a very common yet often ignored backup practice ‘The 3-2-1 Backup Rule’ should be utilised. As necessary as having all enterprise data stored on an on-premise storage environment, SaaS data should not be excluded as it should follow the 3-2-1 Backup Rule as well. Every business should have three copies of data (production data and two backup copies) on two different platforms (cloud, disk, tape, etc) while having at least one copy off-site in the event of disaster recovery. For businesses that may be unsure of what would be required to start out or are currently facing restrictions on budget, there are solutions available that require no license and supports an unlimited number of accounts like Synology’s Active Backup.

Synology Active Backup has a one-time cost, is completely free of licensing and supports an unlimited number of accounts. They help growing organizations take back ownership of their data without having to worry about license renewals and recurring fees. This ensures that organizations would save more money annually while having their accounts be secured without the worry of any hidden fees. Additionally, Synology’s Active Backup utilizes block-level deduplication, whereby identical items will only be stored once to maximise storage efficiency. Furthermore, the self-service restoration would also allow IT admins to sustain performances by allocating budget and focus on projects that require more attention.

If you have encountered or are now facing SaaS back challenges, Synology will host a webinar that will walk you through how businesses worldwide protect their SaaS data in the most economical way possible with a complete backup and recovery feature to tackle challenges in cloud infrastructure.

Webinar on the Synology SaaS Backup

Synology is organizing a webinar on 10th June 2021 at 14:00 MYT to share the importance of cloud backup as well as the best practices for backing up your data.

By joining this webinar, you would gain an in-depth understanding of

  • the importance of cloud backup for business and common backup challenges,

  • Simplify your cloud data protection with a license-free integrated Synology’s backup and recovery solutions

  • Best practices to fully protect your Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace workloads

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