The growth of data is unpredictable and losing even a small fraction of the data for a brief period could be a Realtime disaster. Backing up these data and recovery of the data is often slow and complex.
Cloud backup is a strategy for backing up the data by moving it to a managed service provider. There are many benefits of cloud backup such as reliability, scalability, file transfer security, reduce costs, and compliance safeguards. Managing the backup system is made easier and it’s a major benefit of using cloud. Using cloud services means companies can move faster on projects and test out concepts without lengthy procurement and big upfront costs, because firms only pay for the resources they consume. This concept of business agility is often mentioned by cloud advocates as a key benefit. The ability to spin up new services without the time and effort associated with traditional IT procurement should mean that is easier to get going with new applications faster.
Cloud data security illusions
Companies tend to have an illusion between cloud backup and cloud storage. Cloud storage is nothing but where you store your data in the cloud. Imagine that you need to get your data accessed after couple of years or what if your data was hacked and suddenly your data is no longer available. How would you get this resolved? This is where cloud backup comes into picture.
Azure provides customers with strong data security, both by default and as customer options.
Data segregation: Azure is a multi-tenant service, which means that multiple customer deployments and VMs are stored on the same physical hardware. Azure uses logical isolation to segregate each customer’s data from the data of others. Segregation provides the scale and economic benefits of multi-tenant services while rigorously preventing customers from accessing one another’s data.
At-rest data protection: Customers are responsible for ensuring that data stored in Azure is encrypted in accordance with their standards. Azure offers a wide range of encryption capabilities, giving customers the flexibility to choose the solution that best meets their needs. Azure Key Vault helps customers easily maintain control of keys that are used by cloud applications and services to encrypt data. Azure Disk Encryption enables customers to encrypt VMs. Azure Storage Service Encryption makes it possible to encrypt all data placed into a customer’s storage account.
In-transit data protection: Microsoft provides several options that can be utilized by customers for securing data in transit internally within the Azure network and externally across the Internet to the end user. These include communication through Virtual Private Networks (utilizing IPsec/IKE encryption), Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 or later (via Azure components such as Application Gateway or Azure Front Door), protocols directly on the Azure virtual machines (such as Windows IPsec or SMB), and more.
Data redundancy: Microsoft helps ensure that data is protected if there is a cyberattack or physical damage to a datacenter. Customers may opt for:
Data can be replicated within a selected geographic area for redundancy but cannot be transmitted outside it. Customers have multiple options for replicating data, including the number of copies and the number and location of replication datacenters.
Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization meet your business challenges. As a Microsoft partner, Emtech is committed to delivering innovative technology solutions that solve human challenges. Our team delivers full lifecycle solutions- from project inception and planning, through deployment to ongoing support and maintenance.
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