It can be tricky understand the difference between online backup services vs cloud storage service. Both services effectively store your information in the cloud but offer a very different feature set. Knowing the difference between the two is vital to helping you understand what you can expect when you look to the cloud for storage.
What is Online Backup?
Online backup secures your data in the cloud, thus ensuring business continuity in the event of disaster. A program makes a copy of your files and saves them on a secure online server. If you have a system crash or are the victim of ransomware attack you simply restore your files from your online backup. Data is secured by redundant backups, is encrypted with enterprise level security and maintained by highly trained IT administrators. Online backup is relatively inexpensive and IT.ie offer a very reliable service starting from €30 a month. Our slogan is; “Backup is cheap but recovery is expensive”. Studies have shown that 60% of companies that have lost their data will likely close within 6 months.
What is Online Storage?
Online storage is the little brother of Online Backup. Whereby the online backup protects your files from disaster, the online storage allows you to access and sharing of your files from any device anywhere. It provides a space where you can access, modify, share and transfer files online. The main difference is that with online or cloud storage you can collaborate with others on a document or project uploaded to the cloud. Office 365 is a very popular cloud storage platform available from IT.ie and allows users to work remotely with all office applications and includes OneDrive cloud storage a SharePoint collaboration.
What is the difference?
Both essentially store and protect your valuable data in the cloud. They main difference is that with online backup you are ensuring that your valuable data is secure to be recovered in the event of disaster. Cloud storage on the other hand is a vital tool that helps improve the productivity of your business by allowing you to share and collaborate with others and allows you to access your data anytime and anywhere.
Our trained experts at IT.ie can talk you through what’s best for you and your business.