Why Schools Should Consider Cloud Recovery to Protect Their Data

Written by StorageCraft’s 

Every business needs a data security strategy. A company’s data is its source of revenue, and the fuel to keep business moving along. So, imagine if that data disappeared. How would they be able to run their website or measure their inventory?

Back view portrait of a female student walking in the city park outdoorsWhen it comes to school data, the consequences of deletion by a disaster are grave. Student grades could be wiped. Teachers and professors could lose their coursework. Research hubs would be deeply affected. Through all of this, millions of dollars in research could also be lost. These are the very real consequences of an ineffective disaster recovery plan for a school or campus.

Ensuring necessary data is backed up to a reliable source is essential to the survival of an educational institution. We know all too well how daunting it can be to deal with all that data. The amount of data housed by a school is exponential, but managing a proper backup and recovery strategy is totally doable. All you need is help from the experts and the cloud. Here are a few reasons why you should consider choosing cloud recovery for your school’s data protection:

  1. It’s Cost Effective

The education sector is constantly plagued by budget cuts and limited resources. Because the cloud is virtual, there’s no physical hardware required. When you need more space, you can scale-out as opposed to scaling-up as you would with devices like servers and tapes.

  1. Simple Connections

Whether it’s for communication across departments or student-to-teacher sharing, the cloud can ensure everyone is always on the same page — securely. Documents can easily be given shared-access permissions, and past files can be opened with ease for reference.

  1. Reliable, Secure Backups

When you back up to the cloud, you can be sure those backups will be there when you need to recover them. The cloud is one of the most secure methods of storage, with encryption and other data security capabilities available. Plus, you can duplicate backups and replications to different locations within a multi-cloud environment. This ensures they’re always available when you need them, perfect for critical information like student records.

  1. Speedy Data Recovery – from Anywhere

If the time comes that recovery is necessary, retrieving backups from the cloud is easy. You can do it from anywhere on almost any device. StorageCraft disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)offers everything from file and folder recovery and machine virtualization to instant failover of an entire site and network. Their solutions can scale out with enough space to ensure every bit of essential data is ready to be recovered, no matter the size of your institution.

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