The Need to Back Up your Data on Cloud

Data is the modern form of valuable natural resource, unlike other natural resources which are continuously on decline this one is continuously growing. It's everywhere and is coming from infinite sources. As per IBM stats, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is generated per day, which means that 90% of total data available today is created alone in last 2 years.

The biggest challenge with this data available in digital form is that its residing on storage media that can go down due to any reason and since organizations are nothing without data they have to back it up to avoid its loss.

In this blog we will look at key advantages of Cloud backup, due to which organizations are moving toward it.

What is Cloud Backup?

Traditionally organizations uses disks to store their critical data for future reference and to avoid it's loss. Data management this way was time consuming, hassle, expensive, unreliable and unscalable with modern data growth. Cloud is solution to all such problems, clouds store your data in secure data centers so it can be accessed within no time in case you lose master copy.

Clouds are everywhere

Just like clouds are everywhere on the sky wherever you go, same is the case with cloud backup. You can access your cloud storage anywhere in the world. If you running an ecommerce site and it crashes while you are on vacations,  you can quickly restore it by accessing it's backup copy residing on your cloud.

Clouds are cheap

With technologies like Internet of Thing (IoT) and Big Data on rise, data is doubling itself with every passing second. With such enormous growth of data, backing up your data on devices like hard disk will costs businesses a lot. You can backup your data by subscribing to cloud backup service provider for only few hundred dollars per year.  

With Google drive you can get 1 TB of storage at 9.99$ per month or 99.99$ per year. Amazon glacier charges you with what you use, you don't need to buy a entire range of storage medium.

This reduction in cost price is main factor due to which organizations are moving more and more towards cloud backup

Quick Recovery in Case of Disaster.

Cloud data is stored off site and at multiple locations to eliminate single point of failure. In case of an onsite disaster like  flood or earth quake you can quickly and easily recover your data.

Hassle Free Backup

One of the main reason why businesses are reluctant in backing up data is that it requires time. With cloud based backup solution, you can automatically backup your data without any human assistance. So now as system administrator you can focus more on core activities rather than spending precious time in backing up data at 5pm daily.

Clouds are Secure.

Clouds also ensures security of your data, Amazon Glacier uses SSL to secure your data while it's in transit and uses 256 bit encryption key to encrypt your data.


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