Implementing cloud data backup can help bolster an organization’s data protection strategy without increasing the workload on information technology staff.
Options for cloud backup services include:
- Backing up directly to the public cloud. This method entails writing data directly to cloud infrastructure providers, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
- Backing up to a service provider. An organization writes data to a cloud service provider with backup services in a managed data center.
- Cloud-to-cloud backup. For data that lives in the cloud in software as a service (SaaS) applications, this practice copies that data to another cloud.