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The pros and cons of cloud backup technology.


Due to less expensive bandwidth and capacity optimization technology, based on the Cloud backup is becoming a removable media such as magnetic tape backups of a common alternative.

There are two common implementations of Cloud backup: SaaS(Software-as-a-Service) and Cloud Storage Service. As an alternative to in-store software and secondary storage, backup SaaS is a Web-based application that runs on a remote system and is centrally controlled and accessed through a browser-based interface. In most cases, it has a multi-client shared architecture (for example, a shared, extensible infrastructure to ensure data independence at a virtual level) and a pay-for-use pricing model. The protected system runs a lightweight agent that transfers data from the primary site to the Cloud.

Cloud storage services are a combination of on-site and off-site components. For backups, IT can control the software and hardware (and sometimes not the hardware) on the premises, but also rely on off-site services or infrastructure (large-scale data centers with high-performance computers, networks, and storage). Cloud backup services charge users depending on consumption, based on capacity, bandwidth, or location.

Considerations for Cloud backup

Each Cloud service has its advantages, and it has many advantages when it comes to Cloud backup. Both Cloud backup implementations are convenient because information can be accessed from devices connected to the Internet, information can be shared more easily, they have built-in security, and digital information is easier to manage, search, obtain, and transmit. Outsourcing some backup storage may also have cost and budget advantages.

Cloud backup has several advantages

- Efficiency and reliability

In a SAS-70 certified data center, Cloud providers use state-of-the-art technologies such as disk-based backup, compression, encryption, deduplication, server virtualization, storage virtualization, application-optimized data protection, and more. In addition to the security required for certification, most providers can provide 7x24 monitoring, management, and reporting capabilities that might otherwise be beyond the reach of the average company. In addition, we don't have to worry about device upgrades, data migration, or device obsolescence; The burden of the backup infrastructure is borne by the service provider.

- Scalability and investment savings

Companies can count on the ability of third-party Cloud providers to expand indefinitely without worrying about investment. In fact, the pay-as-you-go model reduces the hassle of purchasing and implementing backups. This approach allows us to forecast and manage capacity growth and operating expenses.

- Reduced recovery time for small data volumes

When recovering from the tape, the administrator needs to find the tape, load it, find the location of the data, and restore the data. The difference is that it is much faster to recover data from the Cloud; It takes no time to transport tapes from tape storage points, dispose of them, and find them. Data to be recovered is found and transmitted over a wide area network (WAN), saving time and eliminating the need to build local tape equipment.

- Availability

For companies that can't afford a disaster recovery architecture, or can afford one, but realize that outsourcing can increase efficiency and reduce costs, Cloud backup may be attractive. Off-site data pairs can be accessed via any Internet connection or device, increasing the insurance factor in the event of a regional disaster.

Advances in Cloud computing and backup technology have led to exciting developments in Cloud backup. The benefits of Cloud backup to small companies with limited IT resources and investment budgets are indisputable, such as efficiency and reliability, scalability, availability, and improvements when restoring small amounts of data. The pay-per-use billing strategy and the ability to pay for backups with operating expenses make Cloud backups an attractive alternative to off-site tape backups, especially during tough economic times. And multiple back-ups is a Cloud backup, storage, data recovery enterprise. The Internet product model with low cost and high efficiency subverts the traditional enterprise data backup solution, reduces the enterprise IT investment cost and improves the IT management efficiency, and escorts the enterprise data security

Vinchin is the best choice for you to backup data! Vinchin Backup & Recovery is an easy-to-use, reliable and cost-effective VM backup solution. It supports VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, RedHat Virtualization and other XenServer, KVM-based hypervisors, provides an excellent user experience for customers who needs data protection for their VMs, especially when they are using different hypervisors in the same virtual environment.

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