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The ability to back critical business data up to the cloud has undeniable advantages. After all, the cloud network runs on hardware you don’t have to purchase or maintain, and it allows for completely automated backup routines. If you suffer an in-house data disaster, you can rest
assured that your data still exists safely in the cloud. But before you ditch all your current backup methods for a cloud-only solution, you should know that non-cloud backup can (and should) continue to play a key role in your organization’s data management system.

As a general rule, you should always backup your critical data to multiple sources, both on site and off. A cloud service can function as one of your off-site options, but it shouldn’t be your only one. Remember that even cloud data has to exist on physical media, even if that media is safely tucked away in a secure server warehouse or distributed across multiple sites. Those sites can experience problems just as your own facility can, potentially causing you and countless other clients to lose their precious data.

There’s also the question of security. Data breaches, either from without or from within, have plagued numerous major organizations over the years. Of course you can minimize your chances of a security breach by choosing a reputable cloud backup provider with a strong track
record and well-established security standards. But you have to recognize the risk, however small.

What about those times when you have to recover lost data in your organization? Cloud backup can come to your rescue, but you may have to wait quite a while for that massive download to finish. A handy in-house backup copy could get you up and running faster.

Gravity USA can help you make the right data backup decisions for your business. Contact our Austin business support team!