Traditional Backup vs. REDD Backup as a Service: Making the Right Choice for Your Business

Posted on July 28, 2023 in Blog

Traditional Backup vs. REDD Backup


In today’s digital world, data is the lifeblood of businesses. Protecting and backing up this data is crucial to ensure business continuity and mitigate the risks associated with data loss. However, traditional backup methods have shown limitations and can leave businesses vulnerable to potential disasters. In this blog post, we will explore the drawbacks of traditional backup methods and introduce REDD’s Backup-as-a-Service, a modern and comprehensive solution that provides enhanced data protection and peace of mind.


The Pitfalls of Traditional Backup Methods

Are you still swapping hard drives in your office or relying on unknown cloud software vendors to back up your Microsoft 365 data? If so, it’s time to reconsider your backup strategy. According to a 2021 study by Veeam, a global leader in backup software, traditional backup systems have limited rates of success, with only 57% of backups and 61% of restores being successful on average. These statistics highlight the inherent risks and inefficiencies of relying on outdated backup methods.

Moreover, traditional backup solutions often involve sending data to unknown locations, with no clear recovery plan or guarantee of getting your business back online in case of a disaster. This lack of control and visibility can expose your sensitive data to security breaches and compliance issues, leaving your business susceptible to financial and reputational damage.


Introducing REDD’s Backup-as-a-Service  

To address the limitations of traditional backup methods and provide businesses with a comprehensive data protection solution, REDD offers Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS). Managed by REDD’s trusted ICT engineers and leveraging our private cloud infrastructure across multiple Australian data centres, REDD’s BaaS goes beyond simple data copying.


Benefits of REDD’s Backup-as-a-Service:

  1. Regular Testing and Verification: Here at REDD, we understand the importance of having reliable backup data. Therefore, we conduct annual or bi-annual Disaster Recovery testing to ensure the health and functionality of your backup data. This proactive approach gives you the confidence that your backups are up-to-date and capable of restoring your systems when needed.
  2. Locally Hosted within Australian Data Centres: With REDD’s BaaS, your data is securely stored in our 100% Australian Data Centres. You won’t need to guess where your data is being stored; REDD can show you on a map or even arrange a tour to exactly where your data is located. This level of transparency and localisation ensures compliance with data sovereignty requirements and provides peace of mind knowing your data is in trusted hands.

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  1. Disaster Recovery Planning: REDD’s BaaS includes the development of a Disaster Recovery plan (DR plan) tailored to your business needs. This proactive approach ensures that you are prepared for potential disasters and can swiftly recover your critical data and systems, minimising downtime and its associated costs.
  2. Business Continuity in Disasters: In the event of a disaster, REDD’s BaaS provides the ability to run your systems from our private cloud. This feature ensures that your business can continue operating seamlessly, even if your physical infrastructure is inaccessible or compromised.
  3. Ransomware Protection: With REDD’s BaaS, your data benefits from a logical airgap for immutability, safeguarding it against ransomware attacks. By maintaining a separate, secure copy of your data, REDD ensures that even if your primary systems are compromised, your backups remain intact and restorable.


Customer Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it. Several businesses have entrusted their data to REDD and experienced the benefits firsthand. Companies like Cottee Parker Architects, Avada, and Majans have embraced REDD’s Backup-as-a-Service, allowing them to sleep easy at night, knowing their data is in safe hands.



As data continues to grow in importance for businesses, relying on traditional backup methods becomes increasingly risky and inefficient. REDD’s Backup-as-a-Service offers a comprehensive solution that addresses the limitations of traditional backup methods. With features such as Disaster Recovery planning, ransomware protection, regular testing, and business continuity support, REDD’s BaaS provides businesses with peace of mind and the confidence that their data is securely protected.

To learn more about REDD’s Backup-as-a-Service and how it can benefit your business, contact us via our website at https://redd.com.au/contact/ or email us at [email protected]. Safeguard your data and ensure the resilience of your business with REDD.



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