Why Is There A Need For Cloud Computing Backup?

Why Is There A Need For Cloud Computing Backup?

Cloud computing provides access on-demand to resources online which requires less management effort and can be easily provisioned. Such resources may include application programming interface, servers, storages, applications, blogs, presentations, emails, documents, chats, software, and networks. Users can be given secure access to such resources by taking advantage of self-service and on-demand cloud computing technologies through their smart phones, pad tablets, notebooks, laptops, and computers.

Backup services are also provided by cloud computing and cover such functions like availability of remote data, resiliency of data center, compliance and security, server performance, and data protection which are especially practical and handy for business to business backup. There are, however, issues that need to be clarified about backup services such as privacy and ownership, relocation of servers to the cloud, data security, service provider’s reliability, controls and uploading of sensitive and important data, and cost-effectiveness.

A user must be prepared in such cases when their files get overwritten accidentally, corrupted or their data disappeared mysteriously. Content storage, business continuity, recovery and backup are the selling point of cloud computing. All future disasters can be addressed by both public and private clouds. A user can just backup his data by copying systems and files to the cloud either incrementally or in whole. They can also tap 3rd-party storage service providers.

There are some cloud computing backup providers which have provided various backup plans for users. Some provide unlimited storage while others do not. Some allow backup of different computers while others allow only one device. Most of these suppliers provide different pricings and transfer speeds. Some providers also offer free trial for a limited time.

A user can protect their computer data should any disaster strikes by backing up their locally stored information online. They can also move their web server, file server, and data server to the cloud. Corporations, no matter how small or big they are, must be able to rely on a cloud computing backup service because their information and data are needed for continuity of their projects, transactions, and business.

However, any user must be aware that there are certain problems that they may face backing up their files to the cloud.

  • One, there is no compliance and security standards which cloud providers follow. Thus, a potential must be able to research about the kind of security and compliance the cloud provider implements before obtaining the online backup service.
  • Two, there is no compatibility and portability standards thus a user may take a long time restoring or extracting data because of the limitations and restrictions like API and bandwidth.

Before signing up with a cloud computing backup provider, a user must be aware of that their recovery plan can permit transfer of data which is compatible with cloud methodologies.

  • Three, a user must ensure that their chosen backup service provider won’t go out of business in an instant. It is important to use a provider which has been around for quite some time. They must also ensure that thier data is accessible whenever they need it.

By Florence G. de Borja

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