Cloud Backup Solutions - Pros and Cons

Cloud computing has become the key business tool that enables efficiency and cost savings. Everybody knows this by now, and that’s also the reason why most of the companies are using cloud one way or another.

Let’s talk about back-up. By now, everybody should know that back-up is a crucial process and it might even be a business savior in a critical situation, such as the WannaCry ransomware attack from last month. A cloud backup solution is one of the most effective and quickest solution to implement. Now, you might ask “What about security? Is my data safe in the cloud? Well, there has been multiple discussions on this subject, but what we all should know and understand is that we can’t achieve 100% security, no matter what we do. Cloud has multiple “defense mechanisms” such as encryption, and two-factor authentication, ensuring that only authorized persons can access that information. So, from this point of view, we could consider cloud as 99.9% secure.

Backing up your data in the cloud also has some downsides. First, it requires a constant internet connection, which some might be a minor inconvenience. Another drawback could be choosing the cloud provider. If you are going for a short-term contract, then the process of reviewing whether the provider you chose is the most suitable for you would be time-consuming. If you are going for a long-term contract, then it would be harder for you to end the agreement in case something goes wrong.

Bottom line, the cloud is one of the best ways of backing up your valuable data and information, but you need to carefully plan and choose the right provider and solution for your business.

Vista Solutions Group is ready to help you secure your data. Contact us for information about our Backup and Managed IT services.

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