Backup & Recovery: Cloud or On-Premise?

Submitted by Tech Support on Tue, 11/10/2020 - 14:51
When it comes to backup and recovery, you want to make sure you've analyzed all your options and selected the best one for your needs, budget, and business. Let's take a look at two possible choices--cloud and on-premise--and get all the information you need to make such an outstanding choice. The Honest Truth Many companies are still a little hesitant to use the cloud. They know it's powerful and effective, but they still aren't sure it's the best choice for something as sensitive as backup and recovery. That's why there is such a big question when it comes to on-premise vs. cloud backup. Here's the truth: it's really up to you. If the cloud doesn't seem like a natural, comfortable step for your company, focus on creating strategies for on-premise backup. If, on the other hand, cloud storage seems like the only way to go, don't bother with external hard drives and physical storage. Or, if you'd like the best of both worlds, why not embrace both solutions, so that one can be strong where the other might be less intuitive? Remember, backup and recovery should fit your business and your needs; there's no "one size fits all" solution. A Closer Look With that said, let's take a closer look at both options so you can make an informed choice about the future of your company's backup and recovery! Cloud Cloud solutions are fast, powerful, and efficient. They're all online, so there's no need to make physical space in your office, and cloud backups can be accessed from almost any device. They do take some getting used to, though, and they occasionally require a little workflow restructuring (although that often ends up being a good thing!). On-Premise On-premise solutions have the benefit of being familiar. They don't require too much training, and most companies have used similar solutions in the past--so they're easy enough to integrate. Remember, though, physical storage is susceptible to things like natural disasters and theft, so expect the unexpected. Want to learn more about backup and recovery? Debating cloud vs. on-premise solutions? Contact us today for all the help you need!