Why Healthcare Data Backup Should Be in the Cloud

Over the past decade, cloud backup, recovery and restore options have emerged as the most secure, flexible and reliable solutions for securing critical data. There are seven key advantages to using cloud backup at your healthcare clinic or practice.


1. Reduce operating and administrative costs.

Once you select a backup schedule, your data is saved automatically and transparently. This “set it and forget it” model saves hours of your staff’s valuable time.


2. Eliminate the shortcomings of tape backup.

Armada Cloud uses multiple data centers that are geographically diverse to protect your data in case of fire, flood or other disasters. If your data is kept on your premises – or on tape at a single location – you have no disaster recovery option. Tape backups are often expensive, vulnerable to obsolescence and can be lost or stolen when being transported off-site. Also, recovering data from a tape system can be a slow process, especially if a tape needs to be retrieved from an off-site vault.


3. Improve the reliability and speed of recovery.

Armada Cloud’s cloud backup and recovery service powered by Asigra lets your staff quickly restore all of your patient, financial and operational data – or just individual files – as needed. Or call us and we’ll do the restore for you.


4. Gain a more secure method of file transfer.

All your files, including patient files that fall under strict HIPAA privacy rules, are fully encrypted before transmission to a cloud vault and remain encrypted once they reach their destination. No one outside of your clinic or practice holds the decryption key. These safeguards are far superior to keeping unencrypted files stored at your location.


5. Use your IT resources more effectively.

Armada Cloud’s cloud backup, recovery and restore service for healthcare providers means your IT personnel can be free to focus on more pressing challenges within your organization.


6. Lower your total cost of ownership.

As healthcare copes with the growing amount of patient, clinical, financial and other information generated every day, and the ever-increasing compliance regulations, it’s critical to have a modern and dependable data backup solution in place. Armada Cloud’s cloud backup, recovery and restore service delivers these benefits:

  • Takes advantage of your current technology investment
  • Eliminates the need to buy or install expensive new equipment
  • Works with your IT system to find and prioritize files for backup
  • Securely transmits encrypted copies of your valuable files to be stored safely off-site


7. Choose the backup approach that adapts to growth.

Armada Cloud’s cloud backup service provides extensive flexibility to accommodate your future growth or unlimited expansion. Whether you add doctors to your practice, open additional locations, or expand your facility in any way, the modest investment you make now in this cloud backup service will replace the expensive capital equipment purchases you’ve had to make in the past to protect your critical data.

This results in a lower total cost of ownership compared to the purchase and ongoing maintenance of complex tape backup systems. Progressive clinics are increasingly *using* technology versus *owning* it.

Call us today to discuss a solution that’s specifically tailored to your needs!