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Cloud Computing Disaster Recovery: Bouncing Back from a Nightmare

Cloud Computing Disaster RecoveryCloud computing disaster recovery is becoming more important than ever before!

And it’s not that hard to see why.

 

Everything seems to be making a move into the cloud.  Whether you’re an Apple loyalist or a user of Microsoft products, both companies now offer and aggressively promote their personal cloud-based services.

Based on the widespread personal use of those platforms alone, one could make a strong argument in favor of the need for cloud computing disaster recovery services!

But that’s not where it ends…  Not even close.

Cloud-based products are making a stealthy integration into our everyday lives, without the clear awareness of the general public.  A perfect example is webmail:  Most people use it.  And most people rarely think about how it’s all accomplished.

When you use web-based email, it doesn’t get stored directly on your computer.  No…it’s stored in the cloud!

“The cloud” is just a term we use to describe when data is being stored on an off-site server, accessed by an internet connection.

The advantage is clear.  If all you need is an internet connection to access your files, you can do so from virtually anywhere.  How convenient!

The flip side is that you forfeit a massive amount of control over your data.  In fact, there are a lot of potential dangers: accidental deletion, natural disasters, cyber security breaches (which have been ALL OVER the news recently) — just to name a few.

And that’s where cloud computing disaster recovery services really start to become important.  Actually, “important” isn’t really the right word.  It’s more like “unbelievably necessary”!

Could you imagine the outcry if hotmail, gmail or yahoo suddenly lost all their users’ messages? It would be chaos.

Luckily, it seems that most technology companies that employ cloud-based services understand the importance of data back up and security, so instances such as this are probably unlikely to occur.

However, we can be thankful that cloud computing DraaS (or cloud computing Disaster recovery as a Service) is a rapidly developing industry– one that can help mitigate the potential downfalls of this incredibly advantageous technology!

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Luc Aaron

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