Companies understand the importance of backing up all digital assets. As the options for data storage and backup increase, there is a clear favorite. Hybrid cloud solutions are the optimal choice for most organizations. For the security, protection, and accessibility of your sensitive business data, multiple repositories for your data are necessary.
Data Backup Repository Options
1. Local Data Backup
Local or on-premises backup on hard disk drives, solid state drives, flash drives, DVD or other physical devices have a few benefits. These include having easy access to the data for recovery and more control over what data is backed up or who has access to it.
However, there are many risks involved. Theft of devices, fire, floods or human error can destroy or damage the devices, possibly making the data irretrievable. There is also a high risk of security breaches from hacks, malware or ransomware that can delete or compromise data.
2. Public Cloud Backup
Although many companies are moving to public cloud solutions to store and backup data offsite or remotely, there are some misgivings that public cloud isn’t as secure as private cloud solutions.
If your organization uses a public cloud, your data is in a shared, multi-tenant environment. The provider maintains and manages all the data. But if you place all your data on a public cloud, there is usually a problem with speed. It can take a long time to transfer company data to the public cloud. This can impact data recovery during a critical time and affect business continuity if a disaster occurs.
3. Private Cloud Backup
With private cloud solutions, your business data is on a dedicated server, separate from the data of other organizations. Although this is beneficial for data security, the most important drawback of using private cloud is the increased amount of work. In most cases, the organization has the responsibility to maintain, manage, monitor, update, and secure the data. There are also higher costs involved with public cloud solutions.
4. Hybrid Cloud Backup
Hybrid cloud solutions are the best choice for data storage, backup and recovery. The combined services offer the advantages of onsite storage and backup along with the best of private and public cloud computing services.
The benefits of hybrid cloud
include the following:
- Improved performance
- Easier government compliance
- Faster accessibility for recovery
Hybrid cloud solutions use the latest technologies to ensure your data stays safe as the needs of your organization evolve and change.
How RingStor Helps with Data Backup
RingStor is a leading data management company, which offers clients a range of choices for storing data backups. Local storage is one option, as is public cloud services such as Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure, and private cloud solutions. With your data stored and protected in multiple repositories, you have peace of mind knowing that your backups are readily available if a disaster ever strikes.
Learn more about RingStor and its digital asset protection solutions. Call the company today at (609) 955-3422 to speak with an expert.