Backup in the Cloud era

Public cloud is not only prompting reconsideration of how and where to store backup data, but also presenting a challenge as increasing amounts of data are processed in SaaS or cloud workloads, all of which still need to be protected.


4sl Backup as a Service integrates with all leading SaaS, cloud applications and workloads to provide the same standard of data protection as on-premise environments:

  • AWS
  • Microsoft Office 365 (including Exchange, Sharepoint, Onedrive)
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud
  • Google Mail, Google Drive
  • Salesforce


Alongside 4sl cloud and private options, we offer all leading public clouds as long-term storage targets. Our clients typically retain their data in our on-premise caches for 30-60 days to service the vast majority of restores before copying to the cloud for long term retention.

We can help you decide which public cloud is best suited to your needs. Alongside the obvious differences in regions, storage redundancy and cost, there are other considerations such as egress charges and networking.

Some organisations may consider storing cloud workload backups in a different cloud, or even on-premise, either for commercial reasons or to avoid having all their eggs in one basket.

Whatever your requirements, we are completely agnostic as to where you store your data and can guide you through the decision making process.