For backup, cloud technology has removed a lot of pain that was present in traditional backup technology. For small and medium sized businesses, problems like bad tapes, time to restore, and theft are no longer as issue. Cloud backup services offer improved reliability, speed of recovery, a lower TCO (total cost of ownership) and have standard file encryption. Google Apps for Business users understand that Google won’t lose their data, but what about themselves? Although Google Apps resides in the cloud, there are still several considerations in light of cloud backup versioning to keep in mind:
Cloud Computing. It’s becoming a household term and it’s changing the way we look at computers. Why? Simply put, the power and the speed of the internet and broadband networks (drawn as a cloud in network diagrams) has allowed remote servers in large datacenters to do the heavy lifting, not your PC. The applications are served to you through a web browser instead of your hard drive. Consequently, your applications and data are accessible through any web connected device. For SMB (small and medium sized businesses), is it a fad or here to stay? We believe it’s here to stay. In fact not only do we run our own business on cloud technology, we’re staking the future of our business on it!