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A Myth Sized Hole: Busting 4 Common Myths About Cloud Backup

In a world where cloud based solutions are the new raining clouds for businesses, discussions surrounding the technology and everything related to it have become a norm.

Many of these discussions are characterized by misconceptions and confusions, particularly those related to the subject of cloud backup.

It appears as if there is a myth sized hole in the “apparent” facts, rendering the entire discussion void.

Today, we review some of the myths about cloud backup, debunking them in the process to help our readers understand the technology in its true light.

Myth #1: Cloud Backup and Cloud Storage are the Same

No, they are not. Cloud storage services primarily cater the need to share and access files on a regular basis. For example, Dropbox is a cloud storage service. OneDrive is a cloud storage solution.

Cloud backup, on the other hand, are services that offer secured storage of large amount of data, that which does not need to be accessed regularly. Once you store a file in cloud backup, you only access it in the event of an IT disaster or when you want to test-run your disaster recovery plan.

Myth #2: Cloud Backups are Not Secure

This is not true either.

But Edward Snowden famously claimed so.

No, he did not claim anything of that sort. In his interview, he claimed that services like Dropbox are not secure—which is a cloud storage service. But since many people interchangeably use the terms cloud backup and cloud storage (as pointed out earlier), they believe that Edward Snowden was referring to cloud backup solutions.

Myth #3: If You Have a Local Backup, You Don’t Need a Cloud Backup Service

Fair enough. But what if your local backup gets damaged in a natural disaster? What if your external hard drive or a server located in the back of your office building fails? In such situations, a cloud backup would help you restore your business to normal operations.

Myth #4: It is an Expensive Solution

Again, this is not true. This misconception stems from the fact that users have to pay significant upfront cost to deploy a cloud storage solution. However, when the cost is distributed over the years of use, accounting for low maintenance and high reliability, the solution proves to be a cost-effective deployment.

Being a relatively new technology, it’s understandable as to why there are so many misconceptions and myths about cloud backup. As the adoption becomes more mainstream, we can expect the right information and knowledge to reach the people. We hope this post served to contribute to the purpose.

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