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Simply Your Infrastructure with SaaS
Leveraging a SaaS model for the needs of your IT infrastructure, like backup, recovery, archiving and DR, has tremendous appeal for organizations of any size and vertical. Given SaaS applications are offered via a subscription-based price model, organizations will only pay for the storage and bandwidth they use and can avoid the capital investments in hardware and software required to support these needs onsite.
Maintenance of infrastructure is greatly minimized through use of SaaS infrastructure applications, in addition to the reduction in capital expenses. Via the SaaS model, the most current version of the software will be served up on an almost daily basis, eliminating the need for IT to maintain upgrades and patches for all systems and users. This reduces IT time spent on these types of tasks, allowing internal IT teams to focus on innovation, rather than operations and maintenance. Furthermore, for organizations with limited IT staff and expertise, they are now able to move specific pieces of their IT infrastructure to the cloud, so they focus on their core competencies and needs of their organizations.
Back-up Every PC, Every Document
Backing up every individual user's PC and their important documents, photos, other data can be challenging, particular in a distributed environment. User policies can mandate critical documents be saved to folders on the network, but this policy-driven approach requires user adherence and can often come up short.
Using a SaaS based solution like Iron Mountain's Connected® Backup for PC and Mac automatically backs up your computer following the schedule you set – or whenever you're online. Other options include EMC's MozyPro, offering secure, automatic offsite backup for your desktops, laptops, and Microsoft Windows servers, or Acronis Online Backup, which provides agent-less backup and recovery of virtual or physical machines to the cloud. These software solutions available as subscription service and may be managed with minimal IT resources.
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Moving Beyond Tape-Based Backup
Ensuring safe data backup of servers and prompt reliable access to data restores can affect quality of IT service to end-users and strain the budget – particularly when relying on traditional tape-based methods. While disk-based backup systems offer a strong alternative to tape, SaaS-based server backup solutions can reduce both the costs and burden associated with IT backup management.
For example, Iron Mountain LiveVault® is an online server backup solution providing a fully managed cloud data protection service with proactive remote administration and monitoring. By removing the backup operations headaches, IT can focus on core projects instead of backup chores.
Leave No Email Behind
There are few applications in the infrastructure more important than email – relied upon by users across the globe to communicate and collaborate. Email records are also an increasingly important source of evidence used in legal discovery, and need to be stored and accessible quickly when required.
These are challenging requirements, but you can take your email to the cloud with solutions like MessageLabs Hosted Email Archiving from Symantec. This solution safely archives internal and external emails off site, while providing rapid, on-demand access to your emails after they have been archived.
Realize an OnDemand Infrastructure
Whether seeking to deploy a SaaS model for backup, recovery, archiving, DR, or email, MoreDirect can help you chart your path to the cloud.
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