What Is Cloud Data Management?
Cloud data management is the assessment of your company data in the cloud and outside the cloud. After all, not every cloud service provider has 100% guarantees about the backup and recovery of your data. You want to ensure that your business is up and running. So, many organizations opt for cloud data systems to reduce overall costs and improve workflow but need help organizing and managing data across cloud platforms for collaboration, cost containment, or to create more efficiency. For those organizations who want to be cloud conscious and who rely on cloud data, we also recommend solid backup and recovery strategies to ensure that your cloud data is backed up properly so that, no matter what happens, your data is accessible and your business is up and running. Conscious Networks is able to assist by providing on-premise storage, data storage tier for disaster recovery, backup and long-term archiving.
Backing Up Your Cloud Data Outside the Cloud
While cloud data management is widely used, there are important backup and recovery strategies that can help you create redundancy to ensure that your data is always accessible. Whether it’s Office 365, Google Workspace, Salesforce or any other cloud platform, you cannot rely on your cloud provider to backup and recover your data, in the event of a crisis. We have seen this process take days or weeks. That can have a major impact on your business! That’s why we advise every client to have a solid alternative for backing up your cloud data. Some organizations require a hybrid cloud approach for more secure data options, or perhaps a backup and recovery strategy to ensure redundancy in the event of a crisis. Conscious Networks provides a holistic approach to technology which allows us to make recommendations that make the most sense for your business. We call this cloud consciousness.
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Cloud Data Storage & Data Warehouses
Conscious Networks offers a variety of features and tools that allow organizations to:
- Scale data storage in rapidly-changing capacity or volume environments
- Creates a strategy to handle automated backup and recovery
- Ease of access from any location and file sharing
- Technical support by the provider, reducing support and resources required for internal IT
- Centralized data and single source of truth eliminating inconsistencies that can exist across platforms and data sets and enhance real-time data metrics
- Simplification of test/dev environments for deploying new technologies or platforms
Cloud Management for SMEs
In many small businesses, a variety of cloud services are utilized and adopted as the company grows. This may cause a creep in costs over time or unexpected spikes during busy seasons. In particular, cloud subscriptions to Google Drive, OneDrive, or Box may begin to add up to large dollars over time. In many cases, Conscious Networks can help you consolidate these cloud services for cost savings or move them to another provider for more security.
In larger organizations, clients may see a significant rise in cost, based on the number of users, amount of data storage, or vendor-specific resource units. Speed and performance may also be a factor impacting efficiencies.
Technology and security are also major factors that every business must consider when choosing cloud data management services. Not all cloud services are created equally.
Customizing The Cloud With Conscious Networks
Conscious Networks provides a holistic approach to help you evaluate the best technology services for your business. As such, we can help you evaluate your current cloud data management systems for cost scaling and continuity with your business’ workflow and processes. We can also research and provide insight on cloud backup and recovery strategies to ensure that your business is always up and running. Or, we can help you explore newer technologies that may be better able to accommodate your specific business or industry requirements. It’s important to understand that your business should have different technology strategies and protocols for data that is stored in it’s various states, including:
- Data stored in the cloud,
- Data that is backed up and stored for recovery purposes,
- Data that is stored for data archival purposes,
- Data that is stored on immutable backups, ransomware attacks, or for compliance purposes.
Most importantly, we understand that any change to your current operations can be disruptive, so our recommendations are made with considerations for deployment and adoption factors. Conscious Networks provides Cloud Data Management support for businesses of all sizes and industries and can recommend the approach that is right for your situation. Contact us to schedule a consultation.
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