Cloud backup

Cloud storage is an efficient way to secure your data, whether it comes from your CRM or ERP system. With both classic cloud storage and cloud backups, you can count on the most robust security and easily comply with best practices. What’s more, you'll evolve from a CAPEX to an OPEX model that makes budgeting easier. We will be happy to explain the possibilities to you.

Secure your most important files

With cloud backup, you store copies of your data securely on remote servers. In the event of loss or damage, you can then retrieve the backup again. This protects you against situations in which your files may be lost, such as a crash, fire or ransomware. All you have to do is make a backup yourself (or use a managed service). The backup is replicated to a primary data centre. Within the framework of best practices, replication to a second data centre, from the primary data centre, is also possible. This is called Backup as a Service (Baas).

Protection against ransomware

When cybercriminals infiltrate your systems, they can encrypt important files. Only after payment of a ransom fee will you, at best, be able to access your data again. A good cyber risk insurance policy can limit the negative consequences, but even then, important business processes suffer undesirable delays. Because a cloud backup is completely separate from your system and has a good layer of protection, ransomware cannot infiltrate it. As a result, you can quickly retrieve the data again and do not have to give in to cybercriminals.

Count on the power of secure data centres

Of course, you can also make backups on your own server or via external hard disks. However, there is a risk that these can still break down. An essential requirement for a good backup is therefore that data is located on one or more secure external locations. You cannot do anything with a backup server that goes up in flames within your company premises.

If you choose cloud backup, your data is saved in a secure external environment. The backup server is protected, for example against DDoS attacks, and the file transfers are always encrypted. You are the only one in possession of the encryption keys and therefore do not have to fear any data leaks. Not even Go For Cloud has access to the keys.

Best practices

To ensure maximum security, keep a minimum of three copies of your important data. These copies should be in at least two different locations, one of which should be off-site. Through cloud backup, you can easily comply with the best practices for your company. The backup service automatically provides data storage in two different locations, so you do not have to make copies yourself.

In addition, a good Disaster Recovery Plan remains necessary. Through a good Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) the business activities can continue and the business-critical functionalities remain accessible. A DRP makes it clear in advance how you can react adequately to natural or human calamities step by step.

Disaster Recovery

The goal of Disaster Recovery (DR) is to get your systems back online as soon as possible. It is, therefore, part of your Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan. How quickly this needs to be done is what we call the Recovery Time Objective (RTO). Recovery within this time frame ensures that the consequences, however regrettable and negative they may be, remain within acceptable limits. In addition, the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) is also important. This is the time between two backups and the amount of data that can be lost as a result. For some companies, half an hour of data loss is already an insurmountable loss, while for other companies it is not an overwhelming disaster if a full day is lost.

When and with what frequency a backup is made is up to you. You don't have to wait until nightfall or perform manual actions. Instead, you can count on automatic backups that are as frequent as you want them to be. What's more, you always retain access to your backups and choose where and when a restore action needs to take place. In any case, we offer you the possibility of keeping the RTO and RPO as low as possible.

Three steps to maximise your data security

Data transfer

Your data is compressed to enable fast and efficient backup and/or replication. Your data is then sent to the data centre in an encrypted form so that if third parties intercept the data, they cannot access the information. In order to actually read the data, you need encryption keys. Fortunately, cybercriminals do not have these keys. In addition, checks are always made as to whether the data transfer went well and if all the data was received correctly.

Storage in a secure data centre

Your data is stored in an ISO 27001 certified data centre. In this way, you can be sure that the information security is in place and that all physical security measures are taken to keep your data safe as well. Rooms are provided with access control and the equipment is protected against theft, vandalism, burglary and damage as a result of fire extinguishing activities. Therefore, you do not have to fear any data breaches and you will be compliant with the rules imposed by the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).


Is there a problem? Then you can quickly and easily retrieve the most recent version of the backup. You do this via the internet, which makes the recovery process very easy.

  • Restoring your data via the internet

  • Recovery of vDisks, Virtual Machines, Application Objects...

  • Restore a single database to a complete environment

Back-up as a Service (BaaS)

An efficient and secure backup solution is crucial for any business. Not only for the continuity of your business processes, but also because the GDPR sets strict requirements for the security of personal data. Although backups are absolutely essential, it is not logical to ask every company to make huge investments in secure backup solutions. This is where Backup as a Service (BaaS) presents itself as the answer.

Reduce The Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO)

By opting for cloud backup, you do not need to invest in infrastructure. Not only are the purchase costs eliminated, but the continuous costs related to repairs, expansions, updates and security measures are reduced. Not only would the costs be high, but they are also completely unpredictable. With Backup as a Service, you evolve to an OPEX model where the costs are much easier to predict, but where they also evolve with your business. As you reduce TCO and move to an OPEX model, you can more easily budget your IT costs and make better policy decisions.

Online storage via Go For Cloud

It remains possible not only to keep your backups in the cloud but to work entirely in the cloud. Because of this, files are always accessible and you can work independently of devices. In such cases, you can not only count on the benefits of cloud storage, but backups are also provided in a remote location. Even with complete online storage without (integral) local storage, you remain true to best practices.

Would you like to know more about this or do you want to protect your sensitive data via cloud backup? Then we at Go For Cloud will be happy to help you.  The Go For Cloud  consultants will be happy to visit you to work out a tailor-made solution. Feel free to contact us to discuss the possibilities.