Cloud Backup and Storage

picture of Cyber Woman with MouseIt can be heartbreaking and certainly stressful if you lose documents or any other data from your computer. More and more small business operators now backup their work onto a hard drive, DVD or CD. Doing this is certainly better than doing nothing, but there is now a ‘new kid on the block’

Cloud is an externally hosted hardware environment and is a great way to feel confident about the safety and security of all of the information and data that you currently have on your computer. Cloud is basically a service that you can use to store all your work in a secure environment.

Cloud provides a storage and backup facility. It provides a method for storing data on servers that are owned and managed by internet hosting companies. Data Centres are where the servers are housed. The owners of these data centres and servers are responsible for keeping you data stored securely, while at the same time ensuring that it is available and accessible to you, the owner of the data.

There is a fee involved and it is a good idea to research a number of different Cloud providers to assess what will best suit your needs, before deciding on who to use. Often you only have to pay for what you actually use; there are also packages available if you have more than one computer. During my research of Cloud providers I have been able to advise clients on which ones to use and have even been able to install the chosen one on their computer by using remote access.

This operational expense means that you do not have to worry about hardware, or the risk of it failing. Now you can relax and depend on the providers of the Cloud to look after you and your data.
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Video
Here is a little unusual video, but it does give you a good graphical understanding of how the Cloud works. There is a suggestion at the end that there could be some problems when using Cloud, which is why it is very important to use a company that has a good reputation and is trustworthy.

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Written by Ven Grollmus

One thought on “Cloud Backup and Storage

  1. Barbara

    I have been wondering for quite some time just what a ‘cloud’ was? I do back up my website, but will now be looking for a cloud as if the house caught fire I would lose both my computer and my back up! Thanks for this informative article

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