Cloud Backup may seem like the perfect match for your organization’s data protection needs, and there is a wide selection of solutions to choose from. But be careful not to assume that all cloud backup solutions are created equal.
This new webinar with Storage Switzerland on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10am Pacific time will cover the five critical questions to ask all the cloud backup vendors you’re considering.
The featured speakers for this webinar will be Storage Switzerland’s Lead Analyst, George Crump and Zetta’s VP of Products, Chris Schin. They’ll be discussing what to ask cloud backup vendors about backup performance, data safety, restoration performance, architecture and price.
Here’s a sample of the questions being asked & answered at this webinar:
1. What will my TOTAL backup performance be like?
Most cloud backup suppliers focus on bandwidth and while important, there’s more to rapid backup completion than how much bandwidth is available.
2. How safely will the provider protect my data?
When you enlist the aid of an online backup provider you’re taking a risk. Your data’s off-site and out of your control. Safety is more than just encryption. How well it’s managed, how well the backup provider’s storage system will store and protect data are also key considerations.
3. Will I be able to recover my data quickly?
There are two aspects of recovery; being able to recover at all and completing that recovery in a timeframe that your business requires.
4. What backup architecture should I use?
Should you use a hybrid backup model where part of the storage is on-site? If so, do you need a backup appliance or can a software-only solution offer the same performance without the complexity and cost of an appliance?
5. Can I afford it?
Does the investment in a backup solution make sense long term and how does the backup service charge? Are they using someone else’s storage cloud to store your data? Can they be the middleman and still maintain competitive pricing?
Register for the “Five Questions to Ask Cloud Backup Providers” webinar here.