Backup video series: The risks of using one backup solution over another

Posted 2.21.14 by

Whatever backup solution you choose -- on-site, off-site, third-party vendor or a cloud provider -- there are going to be risks to evaluate.

Note: This is the ninth in a 12-part data backup video series by Online Tech Senior Product Architect Steve Aiello. View the entire backup video series.

We’ve covered many possible data backup solutions in this video series. Whatever backup solution you choose — on-site, off-site, third-party vendor or a cloud provider — there are going to be risks to evaluate.

“You have, as a business owner, decisions and you need to weigh the different risks that you have,” Aiello says. If you keep backed up data on-site, what if the building burns down? If you send it off-site with an employee, you’re open to theft or loss. Have the security processes of third-party and cloud partners been properly vetted?

Also remember, the more that is done in-house, the more technical liability is assumed.

“If you decide that you’re going to do your own backup and you’re going to ship it off site, you have to assume the technical burden of operating the backup system, making sure the backup is encrypted and managing that relationship to ship the tapes or hard drives off-site,” Aiello says. “Using a cloud provider takes that technical burden off your plate and you can focus more on your business.”

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This video series will continue throughout February. Check back for new entries every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Up next: “How to make data backup an easier process.”

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