Client data is highly valuable — and highly vulnerable to everything from cybercrime to user error. Ransomware especially continues to rise as a major threat to data, with damages estimated to reach $20 billion by the end of 2021.

 

Yet, despite the massive risks they face without backup, some clients still balk at the term “cloud backup” thanks to common misconceptions. Well, it’s time to debunk those myths.

 

Watch MSP Colorado Hi-Tech Solutions share their story of cloud backup vs. ransomware, and how Wasabi helped them get wins with their clients.

 

Video Transcript

Michael Escalera, CEO, Colorado Hi-Tech Solutions:

Hi, I’m Michael.

 

John Gabriel, Director of Client Success, Colorado Hi-Tech Solutions:

And I’m John.

 

Escalera:

As MSPs, we’ve all heard…

 

Gabriel:

…or experienced…

 

Escalera:

…the data loss horror stories that are out there.

 

Gabriel:

The server room flooded during a hurricane.

 

Escalera:

The cat knocked the hard drive off a shelf.

 

Gabriel:

You know that backup isn’t optional to keep your clients’ data safe.

 

Escalera:

But some of them dig in their heels at the words, “cloud storage.” So, what are these myths about cloud backup?

 

Gabriel:

It isn’t secure.

 

Escalera:

It can’t match on-prem for recovery speed, and it can take days to get your data back.

 

Gabriel:

It’s way too expensive. And you have to pay to download your backups when you need them.

 

It’s time to put these myths to the test.

 

Escalera:

Enter ransomware. Our client got ransomed and everything local was gone.

 

Gabriel:

Because they had Hot Cloud Storage with Wasabi, they were back up and running in 24 hours.

 

Escalera:

They got a loaner server, used high speed backup, and we got a huge win with the client.

 

Gabriel:

Once you set up your buckets, then it’s easy to replicate.

 

Escalera:

And now, we have 48 clients on Wasabi. It looks like cloud backup, especially Hot Cloud Storage, is the winner.

 

Gabriel:

Data is always backed up offsite and available.

 

Escalera:

It’s really affordable. Only pay for what you use with no fees to download your backups.

 

Gabriel:

Easily scale up. You’ll never run out of storage room.

 

Escalera:

And it’s fast to get data back.

 

Gabriel:

Consider these cloud backup myths…

 

Escalera and Gabriel:

…debunked.

 

Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage for the Win

With affordable, scalable, readily available data storage available through Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage, your clients have no excuse not to back up their data.

 

The ability to pay only for what you need, with no fees to download your backups, is a real game-changer compared to tiered storage solutions. And Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage plays well with leading continuity solutions to help you build a robust data protection stack.

 

About Michael Escalera

Michael Escalera, Colorado Hi-Tech Solutions

Michael Escalera is the CEO of Colorado Hi-Tech Solutions. He holds a Masters in Executive Leadership and he is passionate about investing in people. Michael enjoys travel, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, and music. Connect with Michael on LinkedIn and follow CHTS on LinkedIn and Instagram.

 

About John Gabriel

John Gabriel, Colorado Hi-Tech Solutions

John Gabriel is the Director of Client Success at Colorado Hi-Tech Solutions. He has been interested in technology since he was eight years old and has been a tech professional since 1994. When he’s not banging on a keyboard, he enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and occasional trips to Asia.