Ah, the hard drive. What was once viewed as the most reliable storage medium in the world has quickly become known as a disaster to many professionals who have witnessed, with great outrage and despair, as their hard drive has simply stopped spinning. That impenetrable force of data storage is often reduced to a dull, infuriating “click” sound, and there’s really nothing anyone can do to recover the data that is forever lost in this contraption.
Thankfully, the solution to the crashing, burning, clicking, infuriating traditional hard drive has finally arrived and is virtually guaranteed to keep user information safe and secure. That solution comes in the form of cloud-based storage that keeps data on remote servers. Those remote servers are then maintained and backed up by the facility where they are stored, ensuring that even the most catastrophic of events won’t result in the cloud-based equivalent of a blue screen error, or a dull clicking noise that indicates the loss of 350GB of work.
Redundancy Is the Name of the Game
Online Backup solutions are relatively easy to employ, and they allow users to maintain their data in two ways: it can be entirely remotely hosted on a cloud-based server, or that same server can merely provide a backup solution that is not subject to the wild whims of a spinning “platter” inside a hard drive container. This allows users to enjoy several benefits: first and foremost, users of online backup services will stop sweating every time their hard drive does a little extra work, or whenever they turn a computer on or off.
Secondly, users who employ cloud-based data solutions, back up or not, will be able to store more files remotely and less on their local machine. That means the looming upgrade to a larger hard drive will not necessarily have to happen as quickly as originally planned. And, because hard drives are just about as fun to replace as they are to use in their dying days, that’s a relief for many professionals in offices around the world.
Don’t Let the Hard Drive Win
It’s time to stop letting hard drives win the battle for supremacy in the storage and backup wars. It is no longer necessary to maintain a self-hosted backup that may fail in its own right. Instead, using cloud-based backup and storage solution ensures redundancy in all areas, from data backup to data accessibility and server reliability. The hard drive is the clear loser here, and it’s time to remind it that its reign of terror has come to cloud-induced conclusion.