Consider that a large enterprise could have more than 100 petabytes of data. Did you know this would take around six people dedicated to triaging issues with these data backups? And that’s independent of hardware. These 6 employees aren’t swapping out backup tapes; they’re focused on triaging issues that occur with their regular backup jobs. This may sound like an extreme example, but even smaller organizations struggle with similar issues.

No matter the size of the business or the capacity of the person(s) managing it, backups require a lot of monitoring and work, and they still frequently fail. For example, consider that within a startup it can be as simple as an missing a notification that the backups aren’t completing as expected. Surprisingly enough, this happens quite a lot within SME’s.

However, avoiding such a simple error and moving on with peace of mind is achievable when you outsource this. With backup as a service, a vendor monitors the backups to ensure that everything backs up properly. This in turn frees employees to make the systems work (and work better) for the business instead of just keeping their systems up and running.

Want to set up a backup-as-a-service solution in your organization? Follow these 3 steps:

  1. Start by evaluating how frequently you want to backup as this determines capacity requirements.
  2. Next, decide whether on-premises or cloud storage makes more sense for a particular dataset. (Knowing capacity requirements from step 1 will help determine this).
  3. Evaluate how quickly you want to restore data. Your answer to this recovery speed question will further guide decision-making between on-premises vs cloud storage.

Just as with other successful ITaaS offerings, BaaS promises to vastly improve the enterprise. For many of the same reasons why SaaS has taken off to be so successful, BaaS can save valuable time for IT professionals and help C-suite executives achieve their goals.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/07/24/three-reasons-to-consider-implementing-a-backup-as-a-service-solution-in-your-organization/3/#7bc282311408