Cloud Backup

This is the most basic of cloud services and is offered to even the smallest user. It allows you to back-up your data over the Internet to a secure hosted data centre. This is disaster recovery for the masses – if you lose, damage or destroy your computers or files, a copy of your data is held safe for you. The service is relatively inexpensive and security is usually good – your files are encrypted before you send them.

Things to consider include: can you get access to your backups via the web, how much can you store and do you want backups automated?

News

VMware unveils cloud-based DR service

Apr 16, 2014 Rene Millman

Allows customers to automatically replicate infrastructure in one of VMware datacentres

Oracle continues cloud expansion with launch of database and storage cloud services

Apr 14, 2014 Rene Millman

Services could help customer move critical apps and data between on-premise and cloud

Box looks to raise $250 million from IPO next month

Mar 25, 2014 Rene Millman

Cloud storage firm Box moves forward with IPO plans

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission uses cloud for data recovery

Mar 13, 2014 Jane McCallion

Organisation leaves distributed tape systems for hosted backup.

Databarracks & Tikit team up for legal sector cloud push

Mar 6, 2014 Jane McCallion

IaaS becoming increasingly popular in the sector, claim companies

Advice

How to use cloud to backup your business

Feb 18, 2014 David Cartwright

Cloud and backup are natural partners, but don't be confused by the difference between storage and backup

Disaster recovery - why cloud is the way forward

Feb 14, 2014 David Cartwright

Thinking of moving to cloud? Disaster recovery should be the pacesetter for the rest of the business

Do you speak cloud? Why you may need to learn a new lingo

Jan 31, 2014 Rene Millman

Moving to cloud is not just about a new technology, it's about mastering a new jargon too. Are you prepared?

Controlling the cloud - where's the dividing line?

Jan 24, 2014 David Cartwright

Moving to cloud means trusting your provider: how do you keep an eye on what it's doing?

The hidden costs of moving to cloud

Jan 10, 2014 Nick Booth

SMBs moving to the cloud must be wary of the five hidden financial pitfalls

Case Studies

Crossrail - managing complexity through the cloud

May 2, 2013 Rene Millman

Crossrail is a highly complex operation; cloud was the way to bring three separate companies together

Breaking news: how the media have been quick to adopt cloud

Dec 6, 2012 Billy MacInnes

Media organisations have been quick to adopt cloud with several firms reaping the benefits of the technology

Law firm turns to private cloud deployment to drive growth

Jun 11, 2012 Miya Knights

When law firm Taylor Vinters looked for a way to expand its growth, a cloud-based deployment was the way ahead

Choosing an... Online backup service

Feb 14, 2012

We look at online backup and synchronisation services designed to serve and protect.