The Problem With Cloud Services And Downtime
One of the problems that you may run into when you are working in the cloud is that some cloud services cannot be counted on for nonstop service. There are certain cheaper services that may be down and not able to be accessed at certain points during the day. You will definitely want to avoid these services, because that defeats the purpose of the cloud.
If you are going to be doing a lot of your projects in the cloud, then you need to make sure that the cloud service you are using is actually reliable. Even the top cloud services on the market can experience some problems from time to time. Amazon’s cloud services recently had a failure that affected many of the businesses that are associated with them. This kind of downtime can be a huge problem if you are not properly prepared.
It’s always a good idea to back up your data on a few different cloud services to make sure that you don’t lose any important documents or files. You never want to leave yourself vulnerable to any kind of data problem. Even if you are not working in the cloud, you should always have your data backed up in two different locations. Some people actually use the cloud for nothing more than backup services. Although you get more benefits from the cloud when you use all of its features, it is not a bad idea to simply use it to back up your files from time to time.
Certain cloud services will come with added backup options, so these should be the ones you are considering as your best options. Safety and security should still be your top priorities while you are working in the cloud. There is no point in even signing up for cloud services if everything is not going to be secure and backed up in two other locations.
At the end of the day, the top cloud services are going to be able to give you high-quality service that will not cause your business any problems. Stick with the cloud companies that are used by other businesses, because these are the ones that have been reliable over the long term. The cloud can definitely improve your business productivity overall, but it will actually do more harm than good if you sign up for a service that is not reliable and which is unable to keep their servers up and running.
By Kyle Torpey
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