Cloud-based backup is an increasingly popular strategy for backing up data that involves sending a copy of the data over an internet connection to an off-site server.
There are many elements to cloud-based backups. Hybrid clouds are frequently used for backup purposes because they relieve enterprises of the need to use a secondary data center. With a hybrid cloud, an organization manages backup data on-site for restores with an additional copy stored in the cloud.
Cloud-to-cloud backup, the practice of copying data that is stored on one cloud backup service to another cloud, is another emerging technology. And cloud disaster recovery (DR) is a component of a DR plan that involves maintaining copies of enterprise data in a cloud storage environment as a security measure. Cloud DR has evolved quite a bit in the last couple years, as virtualization allows users to run applications from cloud-hosted instances of virtual servers.
But there are challenges to cloud-based backup, such as the concern that nothing is perfectly secure. And while cloud DR offers many benefits, it is still a developing technology and users should be cautious. With this Essential Guide, learn some of the pros and cons of cloud backup and DR, and receive expert advice about the evolving technology arena.
Expert advice and tips
Learn about data backup and disaster recovery as they relate to the hybrid cloud.
When navigating your cloud backup options, take a close look at your cloud environment, including your cloud provider's native backup services, your databases and more. Continue Reading
Hybrid clouds are designed to deliver the best of both private and public cloud infrastructures. Here are three hybrid cloud advantages that can improve performance and reduce costs. Continue Reading
Traditional tiered storage models and technologies can be expensive and complex. As a result, many organizations are looking to the hybrid cloud as a cheaper and more effective storage option. Continue Reading
The hybrid cloud model tends to get used today mostly for cold storage or backup and disaster recovery purposes, but that situation is evolving. Continue Reading
A hybrid cloud environment is the cloud "home run." Continue Reading
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Guidance and important information
Learn how to use cloud-based backups for disaster recovery.
Whether cloud-based DR makes disaster recovery testing easier or more difficult depends on a number of factors. Continue Reading
Service-level agreements can sometimes help with running applications in the cloud. Continue Reading
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The latest recommendations and strategy
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A list of essential definitions
Learn some of the key terms regarding cloud-based backups and disaster recovery.