How online backup is better than cloud storage

5 Apr

Many people assume that online backup and cloud storage is the same thing and it’s easy to see why.  It can be a modern dilemma trying to decide which service you actually need, if you aren’t familiar with the differences between the two, and they are significant.  Online storage / cloud storage and online backup are designed to do different things.  Let’s take a look at each:

Cloud storage

This online service is designed to allow users to save and share select photos and documents.  With this service, you will select which files are to be stored and saved.  You can update or delete them as you see fit as well as access them from other devices.  Most people opt for cloud storage when they want to free up space on a drive.

Online backup

This service is designed to offer users protection of their files and data – automatically.  With this service, the files on your computer will be routinely backed up to the server at a time specified by the user, daily.  Should you lose an important document or data due to system malfunction, human error or even theft you can easily restore the data from the saved versions online.

Features of online backup:

  • Automated backups of your business data
  • After first full backup – incremental backups
  • Quick and easy restoring of lost data
  • Access files remotely
  • Encrypted and secure

What makes online backup better than cloud storage?

Cloud storage is quite simply a manual method of storing files and data in the cloud, but online backup takes things a few steps further.  Once you have chosen all your important documents and folders and files to backup, an automatic online backup of the selected files and folders in these locations is done on a regular basis. And your backup is encrypted so no-one can access your files. The files that you store on your computer will be automatically copied and kept safe and secure (it’s best if the data is encrypted in the process – which is what Soteria online backup does) on a remote server – ready for you immediately should you need to restore or retrieve data that your computer has lost.

 Why you should opt for online cloud backup instead of cloud storage

  • Cloud storage doesn’t have a replica of all of your system files and folders as in most instances you will select to store only files that you access often.
  • Not all devices offer restore options and you might not be able to restore data from cloud storage across a variety of platforms when it has been encoded.

Want to learn more about the great features of online backup?  Get in touch with us at Soteria Cloud and we’ll provide you with all the information and advice that you need!

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