Cloud backup, as the name implies, is a kind of backup plan that is used to store data and information in the 'cloud' or in a remote server, other than the computer itself.
In the cyber world, this concept is also referred to as online backup, a service usually provided by third-party service providers.
Cloud backup strategies run like this - backing up data that requires forwarding the same copy across the public network/ownership to the server, which is outside the office.
These servers are usually hosted by 3rd party service operators, who take fees from backup customers, and based on how big or small their needs are, the bandwidth needed and/or the volume of users.
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As far as data and information are concerned, this type of 3rd party reserve has gained tremendous popularity in its field, especially with home computer users and small-scale business houses.
The main reason for this can be accredited by the fact that it is super convenient - capital expenditures for additional hardware for offline backups are not needed and can be run automatically, without any kind of manual intervention from backup customers.
Traditional cloud vs. backup backup
From faster recovery times to extraordinary cost savings, not to mention 100% guaranteed reserves, the benefits of cloud computing for disaster storage and recovery are far above all.
Below are listed some serious problems that can arise with traditional backup/recovery and cloud benefits that work quickly to eliminate them.
Problems related to traditional backup/recovery
• Most traditional back-up facilities are more prone to errors, responsible for frequent failures in their functional capabilities.
• There is also an increased risk of hardware/software incompatibility.