Bandwidth used to cost organizations a pretty penny while offering very little capacity for backups, but that’s changed with the introduction of the cloud. The cloud eliminates the need for a separate, physical backup operation, allows for continuous optimization, and provides unprecedented geo-redundancy.
Plus, cloud solutions account for a lot more than just firewalls to protect your data center. Intrusion detection and prevention, secure physical access, and around-the-clock data encryption are all on the table with the cloud. Honestly, it doesn’t get much safer than cloud security.
To further protect data, some organizations have chosen to move forward with a hybrid cloud model. This eliminates risk even more, as it allows for secondary and tertiary backups in other locations, which ties in the concept of data sovereignty.
Data sovereignty is essentially the idea that data is subject to the laws and regulations in the country it’s collected in. This is something to look out for in particular industries such as healthcare or finance, since enterprises within those sectors often have to follow regulations that do not allow client data to be routed through other countries. Adding in a secondary or tertiary backup location will ensure data can be recovered if both you and your data center suffer a failure.