Cloud storage is often the backup storage, but what if that fails? Having a solid backup for your second option is a matter of convenience and security.
You may wonder why you should have a plan for backing up your cloud storage — after all, your cloud storage often is our backup option for physical storage on computers, servers and physical hard disks. The options we used to use for file backup are often less convenient than cloud storage, which can make us overly reliant — and overly confident — in the security of the latter.
“We all love the convince of cloud storage,” said Mike Vannelli, head producer of Envy Creative. “However, many people have a preconceived notion that storing your files on Dropbox or Google Drive is enough.”
Spoiler alert: it isn’t.
Cloud storage is at risk of failure and erasure, just as other types of storage are. For example, an Amazon cloud storage failure in February 2017 caused when Amazon Web Services had a breakdown in its U.S. east coast region lasted for hours and created problems for thousands of apps and services.