Types of offsite cloud backup
Cloud backup allows you to safeguard your data against environmental or other factors that could damage an in-house storage method such as fire, floods, ransomware attack or theft. With the cloud, your data is stored at a cloud-based data center that is guarded with layers of protection and regular server backups, and can easily scale to meet your business needs.
There are several different types of cloud, and understanding the various types will help you to better understand what type best fits your business needs.
Private cloud (also known as enterprise cloud) is cloud computing that is dedicated and accessible by a single organization, thus creating greater control, security and privacy while delivering the agility, scalability, and self-service found in a public cloud. With a private cloud, an organization (or MSP) is responsible for the cost and accountability of building out, managing and maintaining the IT infrastructure required to support the private cloud. While private cloud is often single-tenant, some private cloud platforms offer a multi-tenant architecture, allowing each tenant (group, department or office) to safely share their server space while each tenant's data remains inaccessible to all other tenants.
Public cloud is cloud computing that utilizes an independent third-party, such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, to host, manage and maintain the storage of your data in a multi-tenant environment that shares resources with other clients in the cloud. By pooling resources, the public cloud can offer affordable, pay-as-you-go online data storage that can easily scale to meet your business needs. The biggest concern with public cloud is security, reliability and regulatory compliance.
Hybrid Cloud is cloud computing that utilizes both private and public cloud services, with a management platform that spans these environments allowing data and applications to be shared between them.
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