A new IDC White Paper, sponsored by Mozy, highlights the risks and challenges that enterprises face if they fail to carefully evaluate vendors before selecting a partner for cloud backup and access.
“There has been an explosion in the number of vendors offering backup services and, while some of these have been designed to meet the needs of large businesses, others are designed with SMBs, consumers or individuals in mind,” said Laura DuBois, Program Vice President, Storage at IDC. “Enterprises that fail to dig beneath the surface with a given solution could find themselves risking their data in unsuitable environments or having the rug pulled out from under them by a provider that doesn’t stay the distance.”
The new IDC White Paper, entitled “Entitled Key Criteria in Selecting a Cloud Backup Provider Built to Last”, offers a checklist for business to use in their selection processes. The document also offers an overview of industry trends and information.
The IDC White Paper’s hotlist of cloud backup “must haves” for enterprises includes:
- Financial stability
- Proven infrastructure
- Established enterprise customer base
- Geographically distributed data centers
- Third-party validation and accreditation
- SLA terms and execution
- Robust encryption
- Centralized management
“As more enterprises begin investing in a cloud backup provider, the trust placed in that provider to offer a solution that’s truly enterprise-ready becomes all the more critical,” said Dave Robinson, Mozy’s VP of Marketing. “That’s why we wanted to provide organizations with the information and thought-leadership of IDC in both learning how a cloud provider can help them and how to decide where to place that trust.”
To find out more about these topics and the key questions to ask a cloud backup provider, get a copy of the full IDC White Paper.