Optimising Cost While Ensuring Performance and Security Efficiency in Backup and Storage 

Abikaye

By Abikaye

28 June 2024

In 2024, there has been a strategic shift towards cost optimisation for businesses with almost two-thirds stating a planned focus on cost reduction in the second half of 2024*. Despite this, businesses must make sure they can keep their growing IT estate and data secure – with over 50% of organisations suffering a cyber-attack in recent years*, it is imperative to have the right security for your backup and storage to protect your data.  

This blog explores how to optimise cost whilst ensuring performance and security for backup and storage, things to consider when choosing a BaaS provider and important backup challenges and benefits of BaaS.

So how do you optimise cost whilst ensuring performance and security efficiency in backup and storage?  

Back-Up As a Service is a managed service where data is stored in a secure hybrid deployment across on-premises and cloud-based compute/storage infrastructure, with the option of immutable storage ensuring your data is fully secured. Due to it being a managed service, all software, licencing, monitoring and management is included, as well as performing the day-to-day operational activities such as checking backups, modifying policies and performing restores. This enables you to free up resources to work on strategic initiatives or other projects that may increase profit. 

How do you choose a BaaS provider?  

If you’re looking to implement BaaS, there are many things to look at when choosing the right provider. But here’s a quick breakdown of key things consider:  

 Firstly, evaluate the security features – maintaining robust security is imperative for any backup solution. The right provider should offer data encryption, implement access control and maintain compliance with the relevant regulations and standards across all industries. 

Secondly, assess performance – when offloading your backup to a provider, you need to be confident they will maintain a high level of performance, when evaluating providers, request detailed performance measures and SLAs.  

Thirdly, consider cost implications – today, cost optimisation is crucial for any business. Make sure to understand a provider's pricing model, some may offer pay-as-you-go or subscription, so you need to evaluate which would work best for your business. Also, be aware of any additional costs, this could be for scaling, data transfer or extra support.  

Finally, review the reputation of the provider – by doing due diligence around your provider, you can ensure you choose a reliable, high-performing, and secure BaaS solution that meets your business needs. Review a provider’s track record and request case studies and reviews from current customers relevant to your industry.  

Important Backup challenges and Benefits of Celerity BaaS 

Our infographic displays the key backup challenges and benefits of Celerity BaaS.

Optimising Cost While Ensuring Performance and Security Efficiency in Backup and Storage 

You can download it here.

If you’re looking for a BaaS provider, Celerity is here to help. With over 20 years of experience across multiple industries, we utilise the best technology from IBM to provide an unbeatable Back-Up As A Service. Speak to a member of our team today!

Sources: *Environment Energy Leader and *Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2024

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