Cloud backup Definitions

  • A

    Artisan Infrastructure

    Infrastructure as a service provider Artisan Infrastructure LLC offers cloud providers a variety of services and products for building out cloud products.

  • B


    Backblaze backs up data that cannot be retrieved if a computer breaks or is lost. The vendor's Storage Pods hardware platform allows the company to offer backup at a low price. A B2 Cloud Storage service lets customers build cloud applications.

  • backup

    Defining what backup is, and the tools and policies to manage it in organizations, comprise a key foundational principle for IT administrators.

  • backup as a service (BaaS)

    Backup as a service uses external providers to deliver cloud-based backup services to an enterprise. It can help organizations avoid costly upgrades or provide companies that lack the resources to perform on-premises backups.

  • bunch of redundant independent clouds (BRIC)

    A BRIC architecture stores fragments of data across multiple cloud providers to protect against cloud outages or data loss.

  • C


    Cloud backup vendor Carbonite Inc. offers a variety of personal and business backup and data protection plans. Its acquisition of Seagate Technology's EVault cloud backup and DRaaS offerings has expanded the vendor's reach to small enterprises.

  • cloud backup (online backup)

    Cloud backup, also known as online backup, is a strategy for backing up data that involves sending a copy of the data over a proprietary or public network to an off-site server.

  • cloud seeding

    Cloud seeding is a strategy for uploading large amounts of data to a cloud storage service.

  • cloud storage backup

    Cloud storage backup involves moving data offsite to a managed service provider for protection. It can either replace or complement on-premise backups.

  • cloud-to-cloud backup

    Cloud-to-cloud backup is the practice of copying data that is stored on one cloud backup service to another cloud. Third-party cloud backup has gained popularity with small offices and home users because of its convenience: It takes the management and maintenance of hardware out of the equation for the customer.

  • converged secondary storage

    Converged secondary storage is a combination of common data protection elements and non-primary storage tasks into one platform.

  • CrashPlan

    Code42 Software's CrashPlan data protection software comes in home, small business and enterprise versions. CrashPlan runs in the background of a device and provides an organization with constant backup of all new and changed files.

  • I

    image-based backup

    Image-based backup is a backup process for a computer or virtual machine (VM) that creates a copy of the operating system and all the data associated with it, including the system state, and application configurations and saves it as a single file.

  • M

    Mozy (by Dell)

    Mozy (by Dell) is a cloud backup service owned by Dell EMC that targets customers ranging from consumers through to the enterprise.

  • O

    online data backup (remote data backup)

    Online data backup (remote data backup) is a method of off-site storage in which data is regularly backed up over a network on a remote server, typically hosted by a provider.