We provide backup for users’ desktops if there is no central data location as a server or NAS-Network Attached Storage. Also, we provide backups for servers if the client has a server in place. The backup is cloud based and is checked daily by reviewing the alerts and weekly in more detail.
This is clearly the most obvious and earliest use of the cloud, driven by the need for more and more room for data. Some companies have their entire file system digitized which, considering the images involved takes up enormous amount of room.
Data, once it’s in the cloud, must be locatable, protected from erasure and tampering. If a business uses the cloud, it must be secure in the knowledge that the data is safe, protected from disaster and above all free from intrusion. The advantages of archiving in the cloud area are virtually limitless space on a long term basis, accessibility from anywhere and confidence that it’s being protected.