‘The cloud’ is the internet – a network of servers.
The servers that are part of the cloud have specialised functions. Some are storage servers, like the Amazon Cloudfront. Others use their computing power to run applications, like Windows Azure. They run together offering more reliability; if a server fails, the other servers in the group pick up the load until the error is redressed.
There are several things you can do in the cloud:
You should perform regular backups of your important files to prevent data loss. If your computer’s hard drive fails, a victim of an aggressive virus that deletes your files or you mistakenly delete some of your files, you can find yourself rapidly descending into panic mode.
You can prevent this situation (and keep your stress levels under control) by saving your data remotely. The cloud invisibly backs up your files and folders, alleviating the potentially endless (and costly) search for extra storage space. You can use it as an alternative to deleting old files or buying a new external drive. The cloud offers you the option to back up, sync and access your data across multiple devices. The only thing you require is an internet connection.
When you store your information online, you must consider the risk that your data may be accessible to others. Consider this when opening an account with a vendor and ask about their data security policy as part of the deal.
What you should be considering:
At Outlook Digital, we always make sure that your data is safe. All of our web development projects are backed up onto local drive, a remote location and also to the cloud. For more information about our services please get in touch.