A Hybrid Cloud Solution refers to having both an onsite backup device, and cloud storage in an off-site data center. This type of solution is commonly provided by a Managed Service Provider, which means that a small business does not have to bear the responsibility of maintaining and managing it. Typically, these types of solutions are paid for on a monthly or yearly subscription.

1. Superior Business Continuity
For small businesses, protecting your data is a must. Small businesses are more dependent on technology than ever before, and if they can’t access their customer or operational data, they can’t do business. Every minute of downtime costs you money. An extended period of downtime could put you out of business. With a hybrid backup, you can be assured that your valuable data is being backed up in two places – one inside your office, and one in a secure data center.

2. Adaptable Capacity
The amount of space you need for your data is not the same as your neighbor’s. So why should you pay the same amount? Your on-premise device allows for virtualization, which means it can be adaptive and incrementally add capacity as needed. Off-premise storage can give you as much, or as little, space as you need, without forcing you to purchase an excessive capacity.

3. Optimized Pricing
Because you only pay for the amount of space you need, the cost of cloud-based storage is relatively cheap. With a month-to-month subscription, you can be sure you are only paying for what you use.

4. Confident Compliancy
If your business is subject to regulatory mandates such as HIPAA and PCI that require you to protect specified data from loss or corruption, retain specified records for a period of time, and document successful testing of your data recovery mechanisms – a hybrid cloud solution is perfect for you. A hybrid cloud backup, along with a proper managed service provider, will make sticking with these mandates headache-free.

Is this type of solution for you? Give your Managed Service Provider a call, and they will be happy to discuss it with you!