Various online accounts are offering users storage such as Office 365 and OneDrive, Dropbox, Amazon Cloud Drive and Google Drive to name a few of the more popular services.
These can be great for long term storage of documents and with the ability for file sharing can be quick and easy to use but if you are using these online services as your regular backup in case something disasterous should happen, like your equipment is stolen or damaged, then you may not truly understand what a backup is and what it can mean for you and your business.
Storage is for storage, backup is backup, right!
Remote storage and archive should be used for storing and accessing live files and for retaining data that needs to keep unchanged for long periods of time.
Online Data Storage and Archiving is ideal for:
A cloud backup's main purpose is for restoring data when the original copy is destroyed, stolen or corrupted.
How does backup differ from storage?
Ideally you'd be using both cloud storage for speed and sharability and backup for protection in case of corruption, disaster or negligence.
If you and your colleagues are accessing the same files, who's to say they won't incorrectly edit your files. That's fine if they can undo the mistake but what if the changed information or design work goes un-noticed until you come to use it a week later? Backup to the rescue!
Now you know the difference between Storage and Backup, do you have the right solution?
But remember, a backup is only as good as the ability to recover.
See our Storage & Backup solutions.