My colleague, Naveen Chhabra, wrote a superb report in 2017, Back Up Your SaaS Data — Because Most SaaS Providers Don’t (forrester.com), which talked about what number of firms have a spot of their backup technique associated to SaaS-hosted utility information.
As SaaS adoption has develop into extra pervasive, that hole is barely widening. Whereas the appliance uptime for many SaaS suppliers is best than what you’ll be able to present in-house, their focus is on utility availability, not essentially whether or not your particular information is protected. Unintended or malicious deletion of knowledge is widespread. It’s simple to lose an important piece of knowledge as a result of its loss went undetected till after the internet hosting platform’s snapshots have expired – in the event that they even supply that degree of safety.
Some platforms like Microsoft 365, have archival and compliance assist however solely at premium subscription ranges, typically virtually 2x the usual tier of service. Fortunately, a market has opened to assist firms shut that gap of their backup technique, however the capabilities fluctuate and selecting the best answer is troublesome. However fret no extra – Forrester is right here to assist resolve which vendor suits your organization’s wants.
Following up on Naveen’s work, I’m kicking off analysis about choices obtainable for shielding at-risk information in SaaS purposes. If your organization provides an answer for shielding SaaS Utility Information, please attain out to my analysis assistant, Renee Taylor – firstname.lastname@example.org, to obtain our questionnaire and be included on this analysis.