Online backup and recovery firm KeepItSafe has unveiled Cloud2Cloud – a new service to help businesses back up data held in cloud-based SaaS applications.
Cloud2Cloud can protect data in applications such as Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce.com and Google Apps. From individual files, to entire databases, KeepItSafe Cloud2Cloud promises the same level of data recovery and backup for data stored in the cloud as it does for on premise data.
“More and more mission-critical data is being stored online, but many businesses are unaware that the responsibility for backing up this data rests entirely with them; not the service providers,” commented Eoin Blacklock, managing director at KeepItSafe.
“Yes, well known cloud service providers do back up customer data, but research evidence suggests that’s only because it’s of benefit to them, rather than a requirement of the agreement they have with their clients. Often, backup and disaster recovery from the service providers themselves is charged out at an excessively high rate, and the data isn’t very easily accessible.
“Problems around user error don’t necessarily go away when an organisation moves its infrastructure into the cloud. Nor does it eliminate the chances of data getting hacked by an outsider, or deleted by a disgruntled employee. Cloud-to-cloud backup has become a business imperative, and KeepItSafe Cloud2Cloud addresses the growing demand we have experienced for this kind of solution from our customers.”