Guide for Buyers: Data Protection and Backup Solutions
In today's digital age, data protection and backup solutions are crucial for any organization. With the increasing amount of data breaches and cyber threats, it is essential to have a comprehensive backup and data protection strategy in place. In this guide, we will provide you with the essential factors to consider when choosing a backup solution and data protection strategy.
1. Create Data Backup List
Data is the core of any business. A reliable and secure backup solution is a must, to protect critical business data no matter where it is stored - in the cloud, on-premise system, or mobile devices. Ahsay offers a diverse portfolio of backup solutions that are tailored to your specific business needs. Don’t risk losing your data to natural disasters, human errors, ransomware, or hackers.
2. Check Data Size and Storage
When looking for a reliable and affordable way to store your backup data. You should know that storage charges are one of the biggest factors that affect your backup costs. That’s why choosing the right backup destination is crucial for saving money and ensuring data security. One of the best options available is Ahsay Drive, which is powered by Microsoft Azure. With Ahsay Drive, you can:
- Avoid any additional egress or transfer fees that other cloud providers may charge.
- Enjoy at least 99.99% availability and fast access from Microsoft Azure’s data centres.
- Benefit from 24x7 security monitoring by Microsoft.
On the other hand, if you have storage for backup, you may select bring your own disk plan. Backup price is as low as USD0.5/100GB/month. For details, please refer to here.
3. Decide on the features you require
Make a list of the important features you need; such as Microsoft 365 backup, backup NAS devices, granular restore, application aware VM backups, continuous backup etc. For some enterprises they are looking for multi-destination’s backup with high grade data encryption and Two-factor authentication.
One of the features, data deduplication can save storage 90% on virtual machines, 60% databases and 50% regular files. Most customers like it a lots!
4. What type of service plan do you require
Ahsay offers two types of office and online backup solutions for backup of cloud data, virtual machines, servers, desktops, laptops, NAS and mobile devices.
- Ahsay Managed Backup as a Services (AMBaaS)
This is a subscription based backup service with a simple storage-based pricing model which supports unlimited devices or endpoints, each subscription includes technical support and unlimited software upgrades. You can subscribe to a this service plan and get your backups running within minutes. Check out our pricing.
- Ahsay Self Hosted Backup Solutions
This is a standalone backup up solution which does not include storage, which must be provided by the client themselves. This is based on a license purchase model which is based on a per devices licensing, each backup module, i.e. MS SQL server, MySQL, MariaDB, VMware, Hyper-V, Microsoft 365 etc. requires additional license purchases. Each license includes technical support and software updates, however upgrades to a new version will required additional upgrade fee per device.
You can choose your best fit solution based on your actual requirements.
5. Cost Consideration
Once you have decided on your service model, you should compare prices from at least 3 vendors. You may refer to their pricing packages what they are providing based on your list of features, services period. In most cases if you subscribe to longer service plans you enjoy larger discounts. Here is simple comparison for you.
6. Check any discount
When you are satisfied with backup and data protection software and plan to order. Double check if discount price available. If you order Ahsay cloud backup services, you can enjoy 50% off (Max US$100 on subscription). Requirement is users’ reviews submission on Google review platform. Check it out here. Besides, you may live chat with vendors if you have further discount.
7. Download free trial before you subscribe
Using the free trial period before committing to a subscription or license purchase lets you check out all the features and user experience firsthand, to find out if it is suitable for your clients, also get a chance to verify the level and quality of technical support provided by the service provider or software vendor.
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