The landscape of online business has changed drastically in the last few years.
Businesses are exposed at a rapidly evolving rate to data loss, corruption, hacks, malware, and so much more. With new threats come new safety measures - more and more organizations are now choosing cloud-based platforms rather than building a physical DR (disaster recovery) site, due to cost-effectiveness, flexibility, and on-demand scalability that these cloud-based solutions provide. Cloud backup, if properly organized and executed, can become an invaluable component of your DR process.
About Cloud Backup
What is cloud backup? Cloud backup is a popular method of off-site data storage that is predominately used for protecting information. Over time, cloud backup has proven itself as a highly efficient alternative to traditional backup strategies. If you have a business, you have data you can’t afford to lose.
What Is the “Cloud”?
Cloud (also known as “cloud computing”) refers to “the on-demand delivery of computing resources and services over the internet on a pay-as-you-go basis.” Essentially, the “cloud” represents a shared pool of various resources and services used for storing, managing, and processing data that can be accessed via the web. Cloud computing allows you to eliminate the unnecessary costs associated with building and maintaining on-premises IT infrastructure.
How can I use Cloud Storage?
Cloud storage is a model of data storage in which the data can be accessed, managed, and stored in a remote cloud server via the Internet. Cloud storage is maintained and supported by a cloud storage provider (Such as L Cubed Data Services) responsible for keeping the user’s data available and accessible at any time.
Cloud storage usually looks like:
1. The cloud storage provider is fully responsible for the back-end support and maintenance of the application.
2. Cloud environments function on a self-service basis, meaning that the user can get direct access to cloud-based resources and enjoy the built-in services without involving the service provider.
3. Cloud environments are elastic. Thus, they can be scaled up or down depending on the customer’s needs.
4. Cloud-based resources can be accessed over the Internet at any time.
5. One cloud environment can be shared by multiple users with the help of a multi-tenant model.
6. The cloud storage provider monitors and calculates each user’s resource use, meaning that you only pay for what you use in each period of time.
With cloud storage, you can back up your information to keep your business safe and secure - but you should also make sure you have the RIGHT cloud backup.
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