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The case for enterprise backup as a service

If your organization is considering enterprise backup as a service, there is no time like the present.

Enterprise BaaS offers a reliable, affordable and scalable option for organizations of all types and sizes. While the move to cloud technology for critical data backups may have been slow for some, the COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to seriously consider the cloud as a resource due to a lack of on-site staff.

The highly scalable nature of BaaS makes it an attractive option to organizations, as they can set their own pace when it comes to choosing the amount of storage they want and their level of internal or external management -- which saves them money. And cloud-native data backups are supported by a wide variety of vendors, so IT teams have a good chance of finding a match in terms of price and desired services.

The trend of moving to the cloud for enterprise data backups does not appear to be slowing down any time soon. Whether it's the growing number of options or the move away from relying on on-site storage, enterprises that haven't already begun a shift to the cloud are actively considering it.

In this handbook, we cover the state of the enterprise BaaS market, a sampling of providers to keep an eye on and the benefits organizations can expect to gain from a move to cloud-native backups. No matter the size of an organization or its industry, there are use cases for BaaS -- even if it's not the primary tool for backup. Compliance regulations, service-level agreements and company reputation require data to be accessible, secure and managed. Enterprise BaaS is one way to ensure that your organization can meet these demands.

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