Backup Solutions on Public Cloud and disaster recovery are increasing being incorporated into cloud offerings, most of the time free or in freemium model. A grandfather styled question comes in the mind – is everything becoming so cheap that, Backup Solutions and disaster recovery can be offered for free of cost with quite good set of features ? Grandfathers ask because they has been made fool many a times in life. They ask, is Microwave Oven is really safe ? Will not it create any problem in health ? You smart answer few years ago, in Advertising style was – “Come on! Its fully safe!”, just out of fun of buying a new gadget. But ultimately it is becoming apparent that, Microwave oven is not only unsafe for health, it has the potentiality to be dangerous. So eventually these Backup Solutions on Public Cloud and disaster recovery, which are mostly free; invites obvious prototype questions.
Backup Solutions and Public Cloud : The Scenario
Backup Solutions and Public Cloud has a non ever ending good relationship. Backup on the public cloud, in the cloud subscription models, cloud-based disaster recovery and integration of reduplication and data protection are, according to the security specialists is the trend for 2013. For a long time, companies with private cloud solutions were used an extension of their virtual infrastructures for local backup solutions. The public cloud is more difficult to manage as because the control over the data is non existent.
Trend is showing that, Services that are not specifically designed will be in the competition.
Backup Solutions and Public Cloud : The issues
Grandfather’s question on Backup Solutions and Public Cloud is still unanswered. But it is a matter of fact that, especially Cloud Computing Disaster Recovery. Okay, we can accept that the freemium model can give 10 GB or more space to 90% of a Cloud Backup or Cloud Storage company’s clients who are using the free model. Although it is absurd to think that this 10% is paying for the 90% plus there is a margin of profit – unless they have some ‘other’ way to earn.
Still the security issues with Privacy with Cloud Computing is well known and specifically the public cloud does have questions. If you notice the dates of the inked publications, we wrote them 1.5 – 2 years back. Except Open Stack and introduction of few PaaS, we honestly have seen no change in Cloud Computing. As we mentioned in other security related articles – as there is no control on these systems; only the last and fast options are very important – if you want to use backup solutions in Public Cloud : First is to secure the password / login data and second is to zip or compress the backups with password, that is the easiest and lowest level of encryption.
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