Why Cloud Backup?
Losing data due to a system failure is probably each one of our worst nightmares. How many times have we worried if our data will be safe for us to continue working the next day? How many sleepless nights have we spent worrying about it?
Well, technology, specially cloud, is our savior again.
Cloud backup is a service that allows us to store our data in a public or private cloud, located far away from our physical premises. There are many advantages that come with it, some of which are:
- Automatic – This is one of the biggest advantages of cloud backup, as the backup process happens automatically without any intervention from your end.
- Protection against natural disasters – When a disaster strikes your city and your infrastructure is unfortunately damaged, you can rest assured that your data is safe because it’s stored in a different location, sometimes even in a different continent.
- Affordable – Cloud backup is a lot cheaper than on-premise data centers that require heavy investment, right from setup to everyday maintenance.
- Anytime access – With cloud backup, your employees can access data at anytime and from anywhere, as long as they have Internet connection.
- Simple and hassle-free – Cloud backup is a simple and hassle-free process. It requires no prior technical knowledge and works well for all kinds of employees.
These advantages have made cloud backup one of the most preferred backup options today.
Let’s now look at a few subscription-based cloud backup options available today.
Acronis, headquartered in Switzerland, is a company that specializes in cloud software for backup, disaster recovery, data access and file share. Last week, it announced the release of its latest version, Acronis Backup 12.5.
The company believes that Acronis Backup 12.5 is one of the fastest, reliable and most economical solutions in the market now, thereby giving customers excellent value for their money.
With a unified web interface, family data protection, support for local and cloud storage, rescue bootable media, support for six hypervisors, SAN storage snapshots, backup validation and more, Acronis Backup 12.5 is definitely one of the top contenders in the cloud backup industry.
Crashplan is another good choice that comes with good security options and virtually unlimited versioning. Probably, the most salient feature of this service is its slick and user-friendly interface that makes it super easy to backup all your content.
Backblaze is an economical cloud-based backup solution that’s easy to setup and offers unlimited backup storage with little to no input from you. Once you configure the services, it runs in the background automatically and you can simply forget about it.
For privacy enthusiasts, SpiderOak is a good choice as all your data is encrypted and only you have the keys to decrypt it. Also called as zero-knowledge provider, this offers complete protection, besides other cool features.
If you’re looking for a backup solution with well developed mobile apps, Carbonite is a good choice. It’s continuous backup feature combined with good security features make it a popular choice.
Regardless of which service you choose, make sure you back up your data to avoid sleepless nights.