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Being prepared for when the cloud REALLY fails

George V. Hulme | March 15, 2012
Everything works well in the cloud, until it doesn't.

Wellington and TAPS aren't the only businesses concerned about ensuring they have access (that isn't provider dependent) to their cloud data. According to Ben Thomas, vice president of product and security at Backupify, the company has more than 300,000 accounts for approximately 2,000 business customers and they protect approximately 250 TB of data.

"We wanted to be certain, even if someone accidentally hit delete, that our information is always there. That it's always backed up. Today we know there's a copy on Google. We know that it's backed up on Backupify systems, and we have local copies. We always know that data is going to be safe," says Wellington.

That goes to show one thing: While cloud computing is more convenient and (in many cases) more cost effective -- it's certainly not without many of the same concerns as traditional computing systems.

 

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