Cloud services are being adopted by businesses in the APAC region at a rapid rate.
According to professional services network Deloitte, 42 per cent of Australian businesses are already using paid cloud services to improve customer service, adopt innovative digital strategies and keep up with the competition.
Backup as a service (BaaS) is expected to boom in the APAC region in the coming years as more and more businesses move away from on-site data recovery strategies to cloud-based ones.
Here are some of the reasons why:
New technologies create a greater need for cloud back up services
The growing volume of data being generated by businesses is making cloud backup essential, as they would not be able to house the computing power required to backup on-premises.
Technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and big data analytics is generating more and more data that businesses need to have backed up for disaster recovery purposes.
Highlighting the increase in the volume of data businesses are dealing with, over 90 per cent of all of the world’s data has been created since 2016.
Multi-cloud platform launches to give businesses choice over BaaS providers
Major providers are looking to provide this model which would allow businesses the opportunity to house infrastructure (IaaS), platform (PaaS), software (SaaS) and BaaS services with different providers – all sharing the same digital environment.
Google Cloud Asia Pacific head of cloud partners and alliances Ash Willis said that multi-cloud environments are something that “every customer is talking about” because of the flexibility it would bring.
Google has rolled out a beta version of Anthos, their own multi-cloud platform, which has been made available to early adopters in APAC.
Mr Willis said that this beta was delivering business customers what they want and multi-cloud platforms would only grow in APAC and across the world.
“Multi-cloud is something every customer is talking about in one form or another,” he said.
“The role of a partner is to serve customers and to provide the right solution to them regardless of who the vendor is. It’s important to have that level of flexibility.”
Remote and flexible working means more end-user devices
Australians are adopting flexible work arrangements in a major way. Around two-thirds of the current workforce will spend at least one day a week working remotely.
As this trend grows, that means more end-user devices spread across more remote locations in the APAC region.
Cloud strategies not only allow these end-user devices easy access to systems, files and data, but a centralised backup strategy through BaaS.