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Cloud data management

Benjamin Falk Elveng

Cloud data management – what does this buzzword cover? Recently, I’ve come across this term a lot, so I thought maybe it’s time to uncover what it really means.

In recent years, many companies have increased their cloud solutions to more than just SharePoint and Dropbox. We depend on cloud-driven applications in every aspect of our businesses – everyone today works online and have a great amount of online data. Many are based in the cloud (different applications = different clouds). Data remains the most important part of most businesses. It is what we build our future on. You might even call them data-driven companies.

So far so good, but when is there a need for ‘cloud data management’?

Many have fallen into the web of applications on different clouds, where you will have to consider compliance and security on these different public clouds (there are still many good aspects to the cloud, like high agility and lower costs). There has to be a strategy for the multi cloud platforms, as poor data management will lead to more than data loss. It can results in downtime and can cost a company up to 20 million dollars a year. But when data is everywhere, and you don’t know where it is, this fragmentation can be a challenge. As a result, we need to protect this data, no matter where it may reside.

Your own access to your data is crucial for you and your employees, while keeping it secured, authenticated, and encrypted. This is what we strive to do with our solutions. The right people get access to the data they need when they need it. Moreover, it is always best practice to protect your data 100% with either backup or disaster recovery. So, if data loss should happen, it can be recovered in time.

We have to acknowledge and understand the importance of having control of IT systems, as being dedicated to data management will make sure you have taken proactive steps towards improving availability and recovery.

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Different businesses across sectors may vary as to which level of downtime they can tolerate, so maybe it isn’t a necessity for your line of work. But if you find that minimizing downtime is a high priority and your business needs to be available 24/7/365, or your customers demand your applications and data to be accessed with no interruptions. Constantly investing in cloud data management is the right service for you. Solutions like backup, VOS (cloud object storage) and an advanced DR solution will be your armor against downtime. Whether you are doing it for you, your revenue, or your customers, it will be an investment in your data.

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