The cloud is a safe place to store safety of your data, it ensures faster retrieval and enables you not only work from your office but anywhere at times even when you’re traveling; in as far as you have internet access.
But should you entirely rely on your cloud provider? Should you trust them to keep your data safe from all harm and be able to retrieve it fastest possible in the face of a disaster?
Why you shouldn’t rely entirely on your cloud provider
In as far as you trust your cloud provider, you need to have a backup for your data not necessarily in the cloud to ensure faster access to the data when the need arises.
<p style=”text-align: justify”>We all are humans, and we are prone to make mistakes whether intended or unintentional.
Some errors may be unavoidable. For example, you enter into an agreement with your provider: they agree to oversee the transition of your data to the cloud.
Errors and mistakes may be unavoidable in the course of transitioning; leading to alteration of your data and hence need updating to ensure all is at par when the data is in the cloud.
Supposing you didn’t have a backup for your data; the vital information is losable in the process and may never be recoverable.
• In other occasions; the provider may face some downtime, which affects all the companies they have stored information for, in worst case scenario, data is losable, depending on the technical error that occurred and in such occasions, require.
the backed up data to ensure they continue offering adequate services to their clients. Consumers who lack backup, in this case, suffer data loss and interruption of their daily operations.
v• Data stored in the cloud is accessible to many which paves ways to hackers to access your data as well. The hackers may send information to your competitors or use it wrongly against your clients.
You require a place you can safely safeguard your data and hinder it from any unauthorized eyes viewing it and using it against you if the cloud isn’t that place for you, use other traditional means to safeguard your vital data.
• In the face of a disaster, how fast can you get back on your feet having access to all your data? Does your provider guarantee you faster recovery, in hours rather than days? Consider this before choosing the place to back up your data, weigh your options then make the decision.
Let not your operations rag behind because you have all your information on a cloud that is experiencing some downtime. Backup your data wisely, your backup should be; free from any unauthorized access, easy to.
retrieve and get back up and running in no time (without anyone noticing) and accessible anytime you need to access your data. Traditional ways may be applicable, alongside cloud computing. Better be safe than sorry when that day comes.