Managed Backup Services

Managed Backup Services

With the advent of cloud innovations that have occurred in recent years, a more significant number of data managers and IT departments have recognized the advantages of off-site data backups. Backing up your data to the cloud has become so safe and efficient that it is now the recommended solution by many cybersecurity and risk management professionals.


Flagler Technology is a managed service provider (MSP) and managed service security provider (MSSP) that offers data backup solutions in our secure servers. If you’re considering backing up your data to the cloud, contact one of our techs. We can walk you through the process.

Cloud-based Backup Services Explained

Most business managers are aware of the necessity of backing up their data to protect it from system crashes, disasters, and cybercriminals. Before the advent of cloud services, businesses would frequently back data to physical memory storage in a secure location on the premises — much like backing up an operating system to an external hard drive and storing it in a safe. But this method is impractical on a much larger scale, and it doesn’t fully ensure the safety of the data. For instance, what if a fire reached the physical memory storage? Or what if a malevolent employee accessed both the system and the backup?


Cloud-based backup service addresses these issues. With managed backup services, your data is backed up via the cloud to offsite storage. This can be a scheduled event that backs up, updates, and syncs automatically, or you can manually back up your files at any time.


Many business managers are frequently concerned about the security implications of transferring data to the cloud and storage at offsite locations. However, third-party cloud storage protects your data with end-to-end encryption. That means that if a third party managed to “tap into the cloud” — which is in and of itself a difficult process — they would only be able to view a meaningless stream of encoded data without the encryption key.


On the other hand, in case of a system failure, data loss, disaster, or breach, your IT department could address the concern and rapidly draw from the cloud.

The Migration Process

Chances are that your existing data is stored onsite in physical servers or already uses a cloud service. In either case, migration is not as complicated as it sounds. To use an analogy, if you take a picture on your phone, it is physically saved to the phone’s memory. If you upload it to the Dropbox app, it now exists in the Dropbox infrastructure, and you can access it via the cloud. If you take the same photo from the folder on the Dropbox cloud storage and transfer it to a Google Drive folder, you’ve migrated it from one cloud storage system to another.


Your business’s data works similarly — although the amount of information is probably significantly larger. If your data is in onsite physical storage, it can be migrated via the cloud to the managed backup software. If you have already synced your data via the cloud, transferring to a new cloud storage service works similarly.

Advantages of Online Backup

When you consider the safety and convenience of cloud-based storage, it’s a pretty easy decision. Here are a few reasons why cloud storage is dominating the IT industry.

Cost Controls

Using physical servers on location involves several costs. In addition to the cost of the storage units, you require secure space, additional staffing, and increased power. Any surplus storage you purchase serves no purpose until your demands require it.


Cloud-based managed backup services allow you to tailor your plan based on your requirements. If you have increased demand, the provider can expand your package. Additionally, you won’t require onsite space or staffing.

Data Security

Because your data is not stored on location, it is not vulnerable to a physical disaster, like a fire, hurricane, etc. If you select a managed storage provider, like Flagler Technical, our cybersecurity experts ensure effective data protection and that your data is safe from third-party access. If your data is stolen or destroyed in a cyberattack, you can restore it as soon as you’ve run down the breach.

Recovery and Restoration

You can back up all of your systems, application, and data via the cloud. Because your data is not dependent on your physical proximity to it, you can restore any deleted files when it is accidentally overwritten from anywhere in the world. This minimizes your downtime after a data loss.

Lower Maintenance, Reduce IT Staff

Onsite equipment requires resources to ensure its continued utility. That means that your IT staff will have to designate personnel to monitor and maintain your onsite data storage units. Migrating to a cloud-based backup service means that you do not have to allocate staff-hour to storage maintenance, which means that you can reallocate or reduce IT staff.

Proactive Monitoring and Defense

Security tech firms like Flagler Technologies constantly monitor the stored data of their clients and safeguard it against cyberattacks using the latest defense and risk management strategies.

Best Online Cloud Backup Services

Flagler Tech offers the best online backup services for small and medium businesses. Our competitive storage rates and diligent security protocols make us an ideal solution for business managers who need to know that their data will be safe no matter what occurs.

FAQ about Managed Backup Services

Most business managers have questions about how their data will be stored. If you are considering moving your data to a managed backup service, contact Flager Tech today. Here are some of the most common questions our MSP professionals hear on a regular basis.

Is My Data Secure With a Managed Backup Service Provider?

Yes. In fact, depending on the managed backup service provider you choose, it may even be more secure. For one, because your data is kept offsite, it is not vulnerable to local breaches or system-based issues.


Additionally, even if your IT staff is relatively well-versed in security from internal and external threats, they are probably not as well-versed as the cybersecurity professionals at an MSSP.

What Are the Cost Benefits of Managed Backup Services?

Costs vary depending on your data requirements and which other features you require. For example, if you use a Managed Service Provider like Flagler Tech for all of your IT and system security needs, you will receive a better rate on backup software and storage than a client who strictly retains the company for online backup services.

Managed Backup Services for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

If you are looking for a safer way to store your data that can also lower your costs, cloud-based data storage provides elegant cloud backup solutions for your needs. Flagler Tech is a Florida-based business that provides IT and cybersecurity services to multiple clients. Our ability to tailor our programs to our clients’ needs is our strength. Contact us today to talk to a sales tech. We will outline a data migration plan and timeline for your company.

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DATA CENTER

 

  • Enterprise Servers (Blades/Rackmount)

  • Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

  • Virtualization

  • Data Center Relocation

STORAGE
 

  • Enterprise/Midrange Storage Systems, Solid State/Flash Storage)

  • Storage Services (Storage Management, Virtualization, De-Duplication, Compression, Orchestration)

  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Services

  • Software-Defined Storage

  • Cloud Storage  (Persistent Block, Object Storage)

NETWORKING

  • Data Center (ToR, Fabric)

  • Branch & Core (wired/wireless)

  • Mobility Services

  • Software Defined Networking

  • SD-WAN

HYBRID-PUBLIC CLOUD

  • Cost Analysis/Optimization

  • Application Dependency Mapping

  • Migration

  • Disaster Recovery

  • Data Protection

  • Cloud Networking

  • Cloud Application Security

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COLLABORATION

 

  • Unified Communications (voice, IM, Presence, meeting room)

  • Video Solutions

  • Web Collaboration Services

  • Mobility Services

DATA MANAGEMENT/PROTECTION

  • Tape

  • DeDuplication, Compression, Encryption

  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Services

  • Cloud Storage  (Persistent Block, Object Storage)

  • Isolated Recovery - Ransomware Protection

  • Block Level Replication

  • Orchestrated Failover/Failback On Prem - Public Cloud

DATA ANALYTICS

  • Application Analytics

  • Predictive Business Analytics

  • AI/Machine Learning

  • Real-Time Root Cause-Security/Ops

  • Deterministic Operations

SECURITY

  • Threat Intelligence

  • Incident Response Planning

  • Security Operations

  • Risk Management

  • Advanced Threat Protection

  • Governance & Compliance

  • Risk Mitigation

  • SIEM