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  • Cloud-based DR to the rescue

    Disaster recovery (DR) scenarios used to require dedicated or rented alternate data center sites, but cloud storage services have helped slash the cost of getting data offsite in a recoverable mode. Pairing cloud storage with cloud-based servers allo... 

  • The latest on cloud backup and cloud disaster recovery

    The earliest and still most widely used cloud storage services were designed for backing up small organizations’ data. Today, many of those services have upgraded their products to serve enterprise clients as well. Combined with server virtualization... 

  • cloud encryption (cloud storage encryption)

    Cloud encryption is a service offered by cloud storage providers whereby data, or text, is transformed using encryption algorithms and is then placed on a storage cloud. 

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is an approach to risk management in which a promise of financial compensation is made for specific potential failures on the part of a cloud computing service provider.  

  • cloud backup (online backup)

    Cloud backup, also known as online backup, is a strategy for backing up data that involves sending a copy of the data over a proprietary or public network to an off-site server. 

  • cloud seeding

    Cloud seeding (also known as seeding the cloud) is an option an organization can use for its first data backup to a cloud service. 

  • public cloud storage

    Public cloud storage, also called storage-as-a-service, on-line storage or utility storage, is a service delivery model for data storage on a per-per-use basis.   

  • cloud storage service

    A cloud storage service is a business that maintains and manages its customers’ data and makes that data accessible over a network, usually the Internet. Most services are based on a utility storage model. 

  • cloud storage SLA

    A cloud storage SLA is a service-level agreement between a cloud storage service provider and a customer that specifies details of the service, usually in quantifiable terms. 

  • cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR)

    Cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR) is a component of a disaster recovery plan that involves maintaining copies of enterprise data in a cloud storage environment as a security measure. 

About Cloud Disaster Recovery

The Cloud Backup and Recovery topic section offers resources and best practices for data storage professionals who are mapping a disaster recovery strategy using cloud storage and cloud services. Get the latest news and tips on cloud disaster recovery, and find out how cloud storage impacts restore times, business continuity and the organization of sensitive data. Cloud-based disaster recovery can bring benefits to your IT shop, but should be considered in the larger context of a long-term DR plan.