Category: Backup as a Service

Desktop-as-a-Service
The Six Key Benefits of Using Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS)

Back when most of the IT experts of today began in the industry, the only infrastructure that was readily available and dependable was on-site servers and networks that were bulky, expensive, and time-consuming to manage and maintain. The last ten years have witnessed tremendous advancements in information technology. Now, IT engineers can design, develop, and implement a company’s entire IT infrastructure within a cloud environment in a fraction of the time it used to take. This good news isn’t just for the IT experts, but for the everyday business owners as well!

Because cloud infrastructure is readily available, you can take advantage of high-powered cloud computing through Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS). Although DaaS may sound complicated, it’s not. You can use any internet-connected device to access your operating system, applications, business data, and even your desktop settings.

What does that mean for your business? It means anywhere, anytime secure access to your company’s workflow. But that’s just the beginning of the high-impact benefits for forward-leaning companies that choose to leverage the power of Desktop as a Service.

1
Eliminates Grunt Work

Using a DaaS saves your IT department from having to do mundane grunt work such as application licensing, patching, and troubleshooting.

Outside of the fact that DaaS lowers your IT management cost by shifting that responsibility to the cloud provider is the fact that your organization has to spend less effort on maintaining your IT assets. Even companies that have outsourced their IT maintenance to a 3rd party still have a measure of IT housekeeping that they must do internally. DaaS makes IT maintenance and management hands-free for your staff – allowing them to be more effective and efficient in the tasks they were hired to do.

If you’re tired of employees complaining about their computers – or about the IT support – if you’re sick of doing endless updates, upgrades, patches – all to avoid the blue screen of death – DaaS is where you want to be. Most cloud providers offering DaaS have proven their ability to maintain their promise of 99.99% reliable uptime. That’s good news for your workflow and for your ability to focus on your work – not IT issues.

2
Data Redundancy

DaaS puts your company’s workflow in your hands instead of at the mercy of IT roadblocks, ransomware, or a natural disaster like hurricanes, fires, and tornados.

You don’t have to worry about a local network crashing – because there is none. It’s all in the cloud. You don’t have to think about losing data if your laptop dies – because your actual “computer” is virtual and all your data is stored in the cloud. Instead of having an operational IT system and a Business Continuity strategy backup system, you’re using your Business Continuity system every day in the cloud.

Since your data is stored at a secure facility offsite; or, in the case of IronOrbit, stored at multiple data centers, it is protected against onsite server failure or natural disasters. Having redundant backups provides a safety net. If a natural disaster impacts data center one, data center two kicks in automatically.

3
Increased Security

IT support teams in businesses take reasonable precautions to guard against cybercrime. These security measures cannot compete with the security technologies employed by cloud providers delivering DaaS options for businesses.

Critically DaaS shifts the security burden away from the individual device and places it within a data center infrastructure designed for the highest levels of protection. To put it simply, it would be cost-prohibitive for a small to mid-size business to hire even one IT security professional to protect their in-house systems to the level of a Tiered private cloud hosting partner.

Data is no longer vulnerable on a local device but held – and regularly backed up – in a secure hosted environment; it is also encrypted and can be made accessible only through multi-factor authentication protocols. The addition of a designated managed service provider also has its advantages. Systems are monitored 24/7. For example, a managed service provider can prevent someone from stealing data using a USB. That’s why enterprise-class organizations, the military, and the government are overwhelmingly looking to cloud providers to host their workflow. The security is there.

 

Companies need the speed and agility embodied by Muhammad Ali.
Muhammad Ali’s combination of his heavyweight body, speed, and reflexes was revolutionary and made his boxing style artistic. Ali said he needs to, “Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.” In order to be resilient, companies need to do the same thing.
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Enhanced Flexibility, Agility, & Mobility

We’ve already noted that cloud infrastructure along with new virtual desktops for your staff can be deployed in record time in comparison to traditional on-site IT setups. But that’s just a baseline. Consider the fluctuations of the marketplace over the past few years. The companies that survived and thrived were the ones most able to, in the words of Mohammad Ali, “Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.” Companies need a high level of agility combined with decisive leadership that can act quickly. DaaS allows you to scale up or down easily, add or reduce capacity, and change directions on the fly if needed.

Once you’ve moved your IT system to a DaaS, mobility becomes much easier. Modern companies are flexible enough to have their employees work from anywhere and on any device of their choosing. To thrive in the new cloud ecosystem, companies will need every tool available to be resilient. Teams will have to expand and contract at a moment’s notice, and they will need to respond quickly to opportunities the moment they appear. DaaS is a building block that makes all of that possible.

Being agile and flexible enables organizations to pivot if need be to remain resilient. Mauro F. Guillen writes, in a recent HBR article, that “successful companies often pivot to a business model that’s conducive to short-term survival, and long-term resilience and growth. Pivoting is a lateral move that creates enough value for the customer and the firm to share.”

The focus is now on productivity, elasticity, and value to the customer. These are the main characteristics that will drive the proliferation of DaaS in business.

 

5
Reduces Upfront Costs

DaaS reduces enormous upfront costs. Imagine all the hardware you’d have to invest in just to get started. In-house IT infrastructure and computers have to be purchased and implemented with the next 3-5 years of business operations in mind. Recent events have shown that it is impossible to predict the next year much less project 3 to 5 years out.

Even during times of stability, it is often a challenge to budget for hardware replacement. CFOs have to also account for the depreciation of capital expenditures. From the moment you open the box on a new computer, the value depreciates. With many companies still in recovery mode, many are having to delay refreshes altogether, even at the risk of struggling with outdated technology.

DaaS provides the luxury of keeping IT aligned with workflows no matter how dynamic and volatile they may become.
Since DaaS is subscription-based, you’re renting equipment. This subscription-based model moves expenditures from a capital expenditure (CapEX) to an operational expenditure (OpEx). You’re only going to pay for what you use; therefore, if you use a lot, you’re going to pay more. Correspondingly, if you don’t use very much, you pay a minimum amount. This is a CFO’s dream come true because it streamlines operations in ways that lower overall operational costs.

CFOs love DaaS and other cloud-based solutions because of the budget predictability provided by packaged solutions but the fact that they can move CAPEX expenses into the OPEX column. This provides a range of financial and tax efficiencies. #1 in those efficiencies is that your company doesn’t have to pay a large amount of money for in-house servers and networks to be installed. And when your business grows, you don’t have to factor bigger, better servers (with bigger and better prices) into your budgets. Moving IT expenditures from CAPEX to OPEX gives you the flexibility to utilize your cash reserves for other, pro-growth initiatives. Having a fixed and predictable monthly fee certainly makes budgetary planning and forecasting much easier than the break and fix nature of on-premise servers or even in-house VPNs.

 

6
Energy Conservation Helps the Environment

You’re only one company, but you want to do your part for the environment – and you want your consumers to SEE you doing your part for the environment. Because DaaS allows you to use your devices for longer and to partner with eco-conscious cloud platforms, you can do your part for the planet without it costing you more to do so.

A study conducted by the Carbon Disclosure Project found companies that utilized cloud computing saved a total of $1.3 billion annually and reduced carbon emissions by an equivalent of 200 barrels of oil.

Just imagine the hardware and electrical power needs of even a small-size company. An organization saves tremendous amounts of energy by moving its IT system to a DaaS environment because no onsite servers are gobbling up massive amounts of electrical power. More employees working from home means fewer carbon emissions from vehicles traveling to and from work every day. When you start to consider the number of companies and the number of employees involved, the amount of carbon emissions is significant.

As our lives, work, and thinking turn increasingly towards protecting the climate, conserving energy by leveraging shared data centers will become more attractive and competitive. As this move to remote data centers matures, operators will begin to assess “greener” options for on-site power generation. Data centers are an excellent opportunity to integrate on-site energy generation facilities such as hydrogen applications, solar panels, or a combination of heat and power solutions (CHPs).

 

Marc Garner, VP, Schneider Electric
Marc Garner, VP of Schneider Electric’s Secure Power Division.

Marc Garner, VP of Schneider Electric’s Secure Power Division.The Vice President of Schneider Electric’s Secure Power Division, Marc Garner wrote in Data Center Dynamics, “Technology has become a key enabler for both businesses and consumers alike, and throughout 2020, dependency on digital infrastructure has increased dramatically. In fact by 2035, Schneider Electric estimates that all IT will consume 8.5 percent of global electricity – compared to 5 percent in 2021 – and data centers are expected to take up a large share of this demand. Many of today’s data center operators, from hyperscalers to cloud and colocation service providers, have already led the market by example, and publicly declared ambitious commitments towards Net Zero, adopting more sustainable approaches to digital business.

Microsoft, for example, has started transitioning to using renewable wind energy – a trend that will likely only continue to increase as awareness and demands for renewables from end-users and governments surge.”

 

 

 

 

Conclusion

Your business is moving into the future, whether your IT systems are ready for it or not. Using virtual desktops in a DaaS environment ensures you’re always working on the latest version of your operating system and applications. That in and of itself is a compelling reason to move to DaaS,

but that’s only the beginning. Consider that DaaS also gives you a built-in business continuity system. Because your data and workflow are securely housed in the cloud, you never have to worry about how much time, money, and lost opportunities you’d sacrifice if your company’s on-site server goes down.

As Gartner describes in a recent report, technologies utilized by organizations are increasingly conceptualized and implemented outside of the traditional outsourced IT department. Gartner found that the total business-led IT spend averaged around 36% of the total formal IT budget. Business leaders rightfully see digital transformation as an organization-wide discussion, and no longer the sole purview of the IT department.

This article categorized 6 key benefits for companies moving to DaaS. Depending on what priorities are driving your organization at the moment, you may be drawn to one specific DaaS advantage or another. Think about both short and long-term goals in your choice. You might consider DaaS to make hardware refresh more affordable in the short term but also reap the cost and business benefits delivered by DaaS as it has a deeper impact on the continued growth and success of your business long term.

 

 

Balancing with Dominos
Cybersecurity as a Cost of Doing Business

 

Cybersecurity is turning out to be a top priority for organizations in every sphere. The reason being that cybercrime is costing businesses around the globe billions of dollars each year. 

According to IBM, the average cost of a data breach is $4.24million as of 2021, up from $3.86million in 2020. With cyberattack stories becoming a common feature of news headlines globally, companies cannot ignore the risks they face and whether they’re doing enough to protect themselves.

Why? Cyber gangs have evolved. They aren’t only interested in the so-called ‘big corporations.’ Small businesses are also falling on the receiving end of cyber-attacks, not because the cybercriminals are interested in compensation, but because small businesses hold data that can lead to a bigger catch.

Any way you look at it, your business, big, small, new, or old, possesses something that may aid cybercriminals in their course—the more reason why cybersecurity is critical in every business.

For many companies, embracing some form of cybersecurity is preparing or dealing with a growing concern of sophisticated cyber-crime.

This post will guide you through the right approach to adopt cybersecurity as a cost of running your business.

Conducting Threat Assessment

Your cybersecurity cost should be based on the level and types of threats you are exposed to, face or project.

As organizations give their teams the liberty to work remotely, organizations are more vulnerable than before. As such, it’s as important as ever to conduct a comprehensive threat analysis for your organization— following best practice guidelines—and decide on a cybersecurity budget.

Threat assessment also helps to validate your cybersecurity budget over time as threats evolve.

Educating and Training Users

Innovative business leaders understand the importance of constant cybersecurity and insider threats education. While your team members may not intentionally act maliciously, research shows that they’re the weak link to exposing company data to risk.

Aside from your core cybersecurity talent pool, your entire team must be well-educated on cybersecurity’s significance and best practices.

This calls for organizational investment in employee’s career and skills development if they want to maintain a high level of security.

Organize workshops, seminars, etc., to train everyone through simulated exercises, so they develop skepticism plus the ability to spot threats and readily report any suspicious activity.

Well-trained employees are essential to the success of any cybersecurity strategy.

Preparing for Incident Response

Prevention and remediation measures are two different expenses that most organizations get mixed up. Enterprises need to acknowledge that these are distinct departments that work together to get threats out the door.

However, spending generously on prevention and forgetting incident response can wreck your remediation journey when calamity strikes.

To be safe, organizations must also set aside risk tolerance funds for remediation processes based on the assessment of expected incidents.

Upgrading and Replacing your Infrastructure 

Today’s technology is fast-paced, ever-evolving, and driven by innovation. As a result, software, tools, and hardware possess a short life cycle often sustained by ongoing updates, releases, and upgrades.

Over time, such technology becomes unsupported and outdated, putting your organization at risk of cyber-attacks.

This is to say that enterprises must regularly check and replace obsolete systems or face security risks due to human negligence, malice, or system failure.

Security-as-a-Service 

Security-as-a-Service is a worthwhile undertaking that can keep your organization ahead of security threats. Even with in-house experts, it’s not uncommon to see large organizations outsource or rely on third parties on SaaS.

Consultants bring innovative ideas and deep industry knowledge to help test and secure your business. They help identify gaps and formulate, cocreate or improve security practices and processes.

Also, due to the complexity of cybersecurity, it becomes wise to use outside help and let your team focus on core business operations.

Outsourcing helps organizations leverage large pools of minds while limiting overhead costs, reducing risks, and getting access to proprietary security technologies such as DaaS, app and server hosting, disaster recovery and backup plans, and more.

Preparing for the Worst

An organization always needs to understand that risk assessment is critical regardless of how strong its defenses are. Risks change every minute, which requires your organization to adapt, adjust and prepare for new threats.

This means that your cyber security budget needs regular review and will most likely increase. Realistically, you can’t base your current cybersecurity budget on last year’s threats.

Cyber Insurance

Could you afford to pay out fines and restore normalcy if your businesses suffered a devastating cyber-attack? If not, cybersecurity insurance is worth your consideration.

Cyber insurance helps mitigate expensive losses while mitigating for your business the negative impact of data breaches, downtime, infrastructure damage depending on coverage. Notably, cybersecurity insurance should be a backup to a solid cybersecurity strategy.

Don’t wait until calamity strikes to put thought into protecting your organization.

With a rising number of cyber-attacks and an ever-widening regulatory landscape demanding stricter data protection requirements, organizations need to integrate cybersecurity in their operating costs to mitigate the risk of threats.

With these tips and a reliable security partner, you’ll be well on your way to protecting your business from threats.

 

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The process begins with a comprehensive risk analysis that aims to identify all potential continuity risk factors. The analysis takes into account the organizational, managerial and technical environments in which the continuity plan will be implemented.

Business Impact

Analysis

Next, we identify the types of disasters most likely to occur and their potential impacts on your company’s ability to perform critical business processes.

Strategy & Implementation

Finally, we compile a list of protective measures to implement in anticipation of possible business interruptions.



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Data is copied to an offsite location as soon as it's created

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Letting you restore your systems to the way they were the exact moment/second they went down.

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Our data centers are protected with environmental, logical and operational security measures, including physical access controls, biometric scanning and around-the-clock surveillance. We comply with national, international and industry security standards, and leverage the latest security technologies to keep you safe.



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We listen to what our clients want to do with their IT systems, taking their organizational objectives and timetables into account.

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We formulate a solution that addresses our client’s concerns with their current IT environment but that also enables them to pursue their next-stage goals.

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We bring the required IT solutions online while being careful not to interrupt the client’s daily workflow.

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We pride ourselves on speedy response times and maintaining a high touch with our customers (24/7 US-based support).





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Microsoft 365 Backup as a Service (BaaS) and How It Benefits Your Business
Microsoft 365 enables businesses to access all applications in the cloud. The design should include a good security and data back-up strategy.
There are security gaps you may not have been aware of. You don’t want the unnecessary risks of data loss. Do you have a backup solution that offers you both complete access and control of your Office 365 data? .

Companies all over the world have moved to Microsoft 365 for an endless array of benefits that include workflow mobility; however, the assumption of many companies concerning Microsoft’s responsibility to back up and store their historical data may be faulty. For the most part, Microsoft is concerned with maintaining its infrastructure to provide a seamless productivity experience for you and your employees. It is the individual company’s responsibility to ensure that backups are set up and protected in line with retention regulations, policies, and compliance requirements.

Understanding the Difference Between Backup and Geo Redundancy

One of the things that companies love about Microsoft 365 is the ability it gives them to work from anywhere. If there is a second favorite aspect of Microsoft 365, it would likely be the peace of mind that Microsoft gives them, knowing that if their computer crashes, all their work is still there in the cloud, waiting for them to access it and get back to work.

Where much confusion lies is in the difference between backups and geo-redundancy.

Microsoft 365 gives you geo-redundancy. If a storm, flood, fire, criminal activity, or a hardware breakdown prevents access to your office computer, You can still access your data remotely using any internet-connected device .

Geo redundancy has changed the way we work and do business for the better.

Backups are a different animal altogether.

A backup is when an original historical file is preserved and secured in a secondary location according to retention regulations/policies and compliance mandates.

What many companies think of as “backup” is not backup at all, but instead is geo-redundancy.

What’s So Important About Using Backup as a Service?

Backing up your company’s Microsoft 365 data is critical on both the legal and cybersecurity fronts. This is accomplished by hosting that data in a secured, compliant private data center. Backing up your data regularly and automatically protects you from:

·         Accidental Data Deletion

·         Retention Policy Non-compliance

·         Confusion

·         Internal Security Threats

·         External Cybersecurity Dangers

·         Legal and Compliance Violations

 

How Does Backup as a Service Work?

In a backup as a service agreement, an IT services firm works closely with a cloud hosting provider (sometimes they are the same entity) to provide you with regular, automated, secure, and compliant backups. The backed up data is stored offsite, and you are billed each month for the data storage and backup service. This agreement works well for most companies because you only end up paying for the service and storage that you use, and the service/storage can easily scale with your growth. Pricing is stable and predictable.

 

What Gets Backed Up?

There are two primary means of backing up data. There are file-based backup systems and image-based backup systems. In a file-based backup system, just your files – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc. – get backed up. This is now an outdated backup system for two main reasons:

·         Retention policies and compliance mandates require more information than can be provided by a file-based backup.

·         File-based backups aren’t as easy to re-implement as an image backup if a company has to fall back on its historic data copies.

Image-based backups take an image of your entire computing environment, files, applications, operating system, user settings – everything, and back that up. Image-based backups allow an IT specialist to bring a workflow back online on different hardware very quickly.

Image-based backups of your Microsoft 365 environment ensure that your employees can be provisioned with the same online working environment after a hardware crash, fire, flood, or criminal breach as they had before the incident.

 

Cybersecurity protects data on servers and in the cloud-based computing environment.
One of the benefits of using cloud computing is the accessibility of data and applications. The cloud service provider and the client both need to adhere to good cybersecurity practices.
BaaS and Ransomware

One of the biggest arguments for the setup of a robust Backup as a Service strategy is the threat of ransomware. Many people have the misguided idea that ransomware is something that you discover the impact of right away. Unfortunately, ransomware can sit on a computer or server for months, quietly encrypting files in the background and only presenting the ransom demand at the criminal’s convenience.

The best defense against ransomware is BaaS. The BaaS regular, automated backup strategy ensures that you have clean files to fall back to if ransomware corrupts your on-site Microsoft 365 files.

 

Want to find out more about BaaS and how it can protect the integrity of your business? We’d be happy to answer all of your questions. For more information give us a call at 888-753-5060.
Hurricane Sandy as seen from space.
IronOrbit After Sandy: The Data That Survived The Storm

 

Businesses shouldn’t gamble by settling with less-than-adequate disaster recovery. Their IT infrastructure absolutely needs to be able to withstand the most sophisticated cyber-attack or the most destructive natural disaster. Budgets are too tight and the competition is too high in this economy for any kind of setback. Fortunately, businesses with on-site infrastructures have an alternative to expensive, self-run, off-site backup facilities: fully-managed private cloud solutions from IronOrbit.

Many businesses in the northeastern United States with on-site IT infrastructures recently found themselves under-protected with the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. These companies lost all their files and applications as floods destroyed their computing equipment—part of the toll of $50 billion in total economic losses related to the storm. On the other hand, some businesses may have been able to protect their IT hardware from water damage but were one of 8.5 million customers without power. Many companies lost productivity, sales, and customers as a result. The Manhattan-based websites Gawker, Buzzfeed, and the Huffington Post all went down after power outages at their self-hosted data centers, for example. They each lost about $100,000-$150,000 in ad revenues per day during the downtime (based on their yearly revenues of around $60 million).

Businesses caught off-guard by Hurricane Sandy shouldn’t dismiss the disaster as a “once-in-a-lifetime-storm” that will never be repeated and thus does not justify future preventative adjustments to their IT infrastructure. Firstly, “once-in-a-lifetime” natural disasters, in spite of their name, seem to be occurring every six-to-twelve months. Consider that the Japanese tsunami ($300 billion in total economic losses), the Thailand floods ($45 billion, while also causing a 28% increase in the price of hard drives), and the 2011 U.S. tornado outbreak ($20+ billion) have all happened within the last two years. Secondly, businesses with on-site IT infrastructures can attain better protection from data loss and downtime without having to pay for expensive off-site backup facilities and hardware by switching to the cloud. With the cloud, companies get a more reliable, mobile, and secure infrastructure for a lower cost and with superior disaster recovery.

Cloud computing can be trusted to prevent data loss and downtime better than on-premise IT infrastructures for several reasons. First, the cloud’s off-site servers will usually not be affected by the same localized storms that its users deal with. Second, even if a cloud data center were damaged by a hurricane, clouds have data backup sites and ready-to-go infrastructures or “hot sites” throughout the country. Finally, the cloud does not require any on-site hardware and can be accessed from anywhere. If the main office of a business has been destroyed, employees can access their files and applications from a cloud-based infrastructure while reconvening at a temporary location or working from home.

IronOrbit users in the Northeast experienced first-hand the ability of the cloud to prevent data loss and downtime. During Sandy, it was business as usual for all the IronOrbit users with Internet access (including via mobile data networks). Guillo Cianci of the Long Island-based Fratello Construction Inc. remarked, “Hurricane Sandy could have been a catastrophic data disaster for our company but our business didn’t skip a beat. Some of our neighbors were not so lucky. Hosting our IT with IronOrbit has been one of the best business decisions we have made; knowing that my business will always be up and running pays off every day.”

On top of the inherent disaster recovery capabilities of the cloud, IronOrbit takes additional measures to prevent even the possibility of data loss and downtime. With 24x7x365 technical support, we can help you with any issue at any time—even in the midst a power outage or destructive storm during the middle of the night. We’ve set industry-low Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) of 4 hours and 12 hours respectively. At the moment, we’re also offering to rebuild the IT infrastructure of any company that has been affected by Hurricane Sandy for free. Signing up with IronOrbit means no more worrying about disasters, downtime, or data loss—with us, you’ll be protected from all three.