Cloud Backup is one of the most effective disaster recovery solutions for businesses that want accessible, easy-to-use file restoration they won’t have to think twice about. Cloud Backup ensures that all your files are recoverable in the event of any unforeseen data loss such as a hard drive crash, accidental deletion or cyber attack.
What is The Cloud?
“The Cloud” is a bunch of powerful, secure server computers with fast internet connections and high storage-capacity.
What is Cloud Backup?
“Cloud Backup” is a popular technology that allows users to send a copy of their data to be stored by an offsite vendor called a “cloud provider”. The cloud provider keeps your data secure and accessible 24/7 on, you guessed it, those server computers we mentioned before.
What are the benefits of Cloud Backup?
- Data restoration anytime, anywhere. With your data stored securely in the cloud, you can access it through your cloud provider wherever you are, and at any time, providing flexible, accessible data backup and restoration you can rely on.
- Your data is stored in an offsite location so the fate of your data isn’t tied to your physical computer. If your work laptop gets stolen, or a pipe bursts and floods your office, your data can simply be restored from the cloud and you’re back in business.
- Files are encrypted to protect your data from cyber-attacks by hackers. Data encryption protects the confidentiality of your information by using algorithms and encryption keys. The data in your file is converted to cipher text, a data format that can only be decrypted, or viewed in its original state, by using the correct key.
What’s the difference between Cloud Backup and Cloud Storage and Syncing Services?
Cloud Storage and Syncing services like Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive are another type of cloud computing service where users must manually select and upload a file or folder to the cloud. These services are NOT designed to automatically upload files from anywhere on your computer. For example, if you make changes to a file outside of the cloud storage and syncing device, it will NOT update to the latest version within the cloud, meaning the file you’d restore during an emergency would be out of date.
Cloud backup on the other hand, will automatically scan through all the files on your computer, be it a document, media, or system file, and upload them en masse to the cloud. It can perform these scans on a fixed schedule or on a continuous basis, like whenever you save changes to a file on your computer. This ensures you have the latest versions of your files on backup regardless of where you’ve saved them on your PC.
Are you ready to implement cloud backup into your business?
We’re ready to create effective IT solutions that meet the needs of your business. To get started, just ask our experts how we can help you implement cloud backup into your disaster recovery plan. Don’t worry, there’s no commitment necessary – we provide the quality service we’d like to receive ourselves. When you reach out to us for help, we’ll take the time to discuss your current situation and help you make smart decisions as you move forward with your business tech. Let’s get started today!