Secure Your Data with Cloud Storage!

Secure Your Data with Cloud Storage!

One of the worst things that can happen to your business is when your computer data is accidently deleted, or stolen. This is a misfortune, especially when the information is sensitive and proprietary. What are the main causes of data loss?

  • Hardware Failures
  • User Error
  • Computer Viruses and Malware Infections
  • Computer Theft
  • Power Failures
  • Damage due to water, fire, etc..

How can you protect yourself?

We often lose our data when we do not have proper backup methods in place. These backups should be automatic and continuous. There are several ways to back up your computer data. You can use an external hard drive, CDs or DVDs, USB Flashdrive, or a Network Attached Storage. These tools are effective but can still be destroyed, corrupted, or stolen.

What type of data storage is most effective AND secure?

Cloud Storage

Cloud storage "is a model of data storage in which the data can be accessed, managed, and stored in a remote cloud server via the Internet". (nakivo.comThird-party cloud vendors provide this service. Due to this being an off-site resource, it will save your company from having to invest in additional computer storage devices or office space.

There are three cloud storage systems:

Public Cloud: The cloud storage provider maintains it, and multiple people can access it. This option is least expensive because it has less security so it is best to use it with less sensitive information.

Private Cloud: This option is more expensive because it is more customizable, and its security can better protect confidential data.

Hybrid Cloud: This option is a combination of the two.

Backup and Redundancy

Any of the options listed above will benefit your business. When you backup information on your computer, Cloud storage will synchronize with it. Any further changes done on your computer will then be updated.

You can also rest assured that your cloud backup data is encoded with encryption technology, making it almost impossible for thieves to steal. This is PCI/HIPPA compliant.

Redundancy is another means of protection. It has your data stored in multiple geographic locations. For example, if there is a natural disaster on the east coast, your data can still be recovered using a server on the west coast.

Having both cloud backup and redundancy will help your business run smooth and steady.

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