Backing up your critical systems can make the difference between business success and failure.
And the recent floods across England have once again demonstrated the business cost of complacency, with two-thirds of SMBs having been affected by floods at some point in the past three years. 
Fortunately, backing up your business-critical data and systems to the cloud is simpler and more cost-effective than ever.
Here are our top 11 reasons why you should back up your data in the cloud in 2016.
1) Hassle-free guarantee of data security
Traditional, tape-based backup is labour-intensive and time-consuming. Cloud backup solutions automatically back up changes in files and databases to a secure off-site location with minimal effort on behalf of the user.
2) Faster, more reliable, remote recovery
Your backup is available 24/7 and at any location, simply at the press of a button. Integrate your backup solution with Claranet’s private MPLS network to guarantee the reliability of your connection and of your backup processes.
3) Minimise downtime
Imagine: disaster has struck. Whilst waiting to restore your data, your business can’t make money. Cloud backup can restore your data in minutes with a few clicks. Ensuring your company remains viable.
4) Pass regulatory compliance issues to your service provider
Most industries – in the face of government pressure – are developing ever-more complex regulatory requirements for data protection and storage. Why not let the experts at your service provider take this extra administration off your hands?
5) On-demand expertise and round-the-clock management
Got a problem? Instantly leverage the collective experience and expertise of your service provider – at any time – to ensure any issues are ironed out as soon as possible.
6) Free your staff up to concentrate on value-add projects
If you have limited staff – or would rather have them working on projects that directly add business value, rather than avoiding business loss (crucial though that is) – backing up to the cloud frees them up to work on those projects that will differentiate your business from the competition.
7) Encrypted, safe and secure
A worthwhile service provider will boast industry-leading encryption and security practices to protect your data. Claranet has achieved the ISO 27001 accreditation, guaranteeing the highest levels of security for our customers’ information assets.
8) Lower energy consumption
With no server rooms or other on-premises hardware your power consumption will be lower, saving cash and improving compliancy with any environmental initiatives you may be supporting.
9) Lower total cost of ownership (TCO)
Zero up-front CapEx as well as predictable and regular subscription costs make for a lower and more manageable budget.
Easily accessible web-based management ensures that you don’t have to struggle to get control of your data.
The right partner will make ongoing management of your backup solution simple and effective. Leaving you free to shift your focus from loss-prevention activities, to value-driving activities.
Claranet’s Business and Enterprise Cloud Backup is secure, fully automated, and provides the flexible and reliable solution you need to protect your business-critical data.