When I think about backing up data, I don’t think about the
features of a particular product. Instead, I think about the problem I am
trying to solve and the right solution to do the job. When thinking about
backups and eliminating a single point of failure, or creating a ‘Plan B’
disaster recovery location, the cloud comes to mind as the solution.
Cloud is a broad term, so I will dive into the problem I am trying
The problem: I
need a second location for my backups to know that if anything happens, I can
go to an off-site location to recover my data. I know that I want to use a
destination in the cloud for such storage. At the same time, I don’t want
to invest money in a new location and I certainly don’t want to have the
conversation with my CFO on CAPEX budget. So I look for a solution to add
off-site backup to my existing strategy.
But the problem continues: I know my primary solution
needs to give me the ability to do three things: