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Everything You Need To Know About Cloud Backup Pricing

July 27, 2023
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Are you considering implementing cloud backup for your business data but unsure about the cost?

The question of how much backup will set you back is a common concern for organisations looking to secure their valuable data in the cloud.

In this blog, we’ll delve into the factors that influence backup costs, explore different pricing models, and provide insights to help you understand the cost considerations involved.

By clearly understanding cloud backup costs, you can make informed decisions and choose the right solution that aligns with your budget and data protection needs.

Stay tuned to learn more about cloud backup costs and how BackupVault can meet your data protection needs within your budget.

How is cloud backup pricing calculated?

Cloud backup costs are typically determined based on two factors: the amount of data you wish to protect (selected data) and the backend data stored.

When pricing is based on the data you want to protect, it refers to the raw data you need to backup.

Alternatively, pricing based on backend data considers the compressed and retained data stored as part of the online backup service. This means that over time, the backend storage can exceed the initial raw data amount due to daily incremental changes.

Understanding these cost factors helps you make informed decisions that align with your budget and data retention needs.

At BackupVault, we offer competitive pricing and scalable cloud backup solutions. We offer solutions from various vendors offering both types of pricing.

Selected data vs backend storage pricing

Cloud backup cost models vary among vendors. Some charge based on the amount of selected data the user wants to protect, and others based on backend storage. It’s important to understand the implications of these pricing models, as they can impact efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Vendors that charge for backend storage may not have the same incentive to optimise their backup software for efficiency. Since their pricing is not directly tied to the amount of protected data, there is less motivation to prioritise efficient storage practices. However, modern cloud backup solutions have very efficient compression/dedupe algorithms, so this is less of an issue than it used to be.

On the other hand, vendors that charge based on the data to be protected have a stronger incentive to be efficient. Their pricing directly correlates with the amount of data, so they have a vested interest in ensuring their software and storage methods are as efficient as possible.

Interestingly, despite the apparent difference in per-GB pricing, sometimes a backup provider charging 10p/GB based on the amount of data to be protected to be cheaper than a provider charging 2p/GB for backend storage. This is due to the additional cost associated with retention, such as how many days/months to keep.

BackupVault pricing

At BackupVault, we offer multiple different backup vendor options. We can help you navigate the pricing models and select the most suitable option for your needs, ensuring efficiency and cost-effectiveness for your data protection requirements.

Our competitive prices for cloud backup services start at just £20 per month for 25GB. This pricing structure is designed to provide cost-effective solutions for businesses of all sizes.

For a typical small business with around 100GB of data, we charge a backup plan of £35 per month, translating to 35p per GB. As your data storage needs increase, our cost per GB decreases, offering you even greater value:

  • 100GB: £35.00 (35p/GB)
  • 250GB: £75.00 (30p/GB)
  • 500GB: £100.00 (20p/GB)
  • 1TB: £140.00 (14p/GB)
  • 2TB: £260.00 (13p/GB)

As a cloud backup provider, we also accommodate much larger data sizes. The above breakdown represents a common range. Our pricing is based on the amount of data you wish to protect.

Our pricing is often more competitive than other providers offering lower per GB rates when their retention costs are considered. It’s all about choosing the best cloud backup solution for you.

Cloud backup technical support

In addition to cost considerations, support is crucial when choosing a data backup provider. While some providers offer seemingly low pricing, their support may be limited to email communication and no telephone support. The support team may also be overseas in a different timezone.

The best cloud backup services offer both competitive prices and 24 hour UK based telephone support.

At BackupVault, we understand the importance of having backup professionals available to assist you to restore data, when needed. We prioritise excellent support services, ensuring you have reliable expertise just a phone call away.

By combining competitive pricing with comprehensive support, BackupVault offers a complete backup solution that meets your data protection disaster recovery needs while providing peace of mind.

Overall, understanding the cost considerations of backup is essential when implementing data protection strategies. By exploring data volume, retention, and pricing models, you can make informed decisions that align with your budget and data protection needs.

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