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A ‘Cultural Shift’ to Online Backup By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo #Cloud
Everything will be on the cloud. It almost sounds like overstatement even in 2016 doesn’t it?
Jan. 30, 2016 03:00 PM
Could we really get ourselves to the point where we regard the cloud layer as our first, primary, default and de facto location for data? The answer is: yes, we do already... although perhaps not all of us have even realized it yet.
When we do start to fully appreciate what the cloud computing layer of data storage and application services can really do for us, we will find ourselves almost ‘set free' from our previous notions of how we use the computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones that we regard as our most trusted devices today.
How cloud just kind of happened
These factors and more have been enough to convince many of us that, in fact, online is a really good idea and the total shift toward a more connected existence is inevitable.
From usage... and so logically to backup
It seems almost surprising to be discussing the cultural shift to online backup given our widespread acceptance of online web services and applications that sit in such close proximity to the realm of cloud computing. In many ways though, it is a natural evolution of our wider shift to online. Suddenly we all get it, so now we want to find out how online backup works.
The first big truth is... data centers are safer than your computer. The second big truth is... online backup services are safer than your computer. The third big truth is... specialist cloud-centric vendors are better at looking after your data (and, thus, providing backup) than you are.
What cloud is good at
What users are bad at
Users are also good at getting computer virus infections and failing to back up their data on external sources with military grade 256-bit AES encryption. Has the penny dropped yet? Online backup specialists consider these kinds of functions as bread and butter within what they regard to be their core competency.
The cultural shift
The rationale for the shift to online backup is being driven by our own use cases and behavioral trends. We want to be able to switch devices between work, home, car, office, gym and so on - and so we want access to all our privacy secured data all of the time. Why then store it in one place or a variety of disconnected unsecure spaces? Answer: ultimately we won't.
Everything will be on the online cloud from front-end app data to backup baseline data. If it sounds like an overstatement today, you can be sure that it won't sound this way tomorrow.
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