Cloud Backup

What Does Cloud Backup Mean?

Cloud backup is a type of service through which cloud computing resources and infrastructure are used to create, edit, manage and restore data, services or application backup. This is done remotely over the internet.

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Cloud backup may also be called online backup or remote backup.

Techopedia Explains Cloud Backup

Cloud backup is primarily used on an individual's or organization’s data via an offsite and remote cloud storage platform. Cloud backup works when a cloud backup provider allocates cloud storage that is accessible globally over the Internet or backup software via a purpose-built user interface or vendor API. Cloud backup storage can be used to virtually store and back up all types of data or applications. Unlike traditional backup techniques, cloud backup is highly flexible and scalable in scaling up and down on run time.

Cloud backup is a managed service where the entire infrastructure and supporting services are managed completely by the vendor. Besides data backup, cloud backup is combined with disaster recovery solutions and may also provide an exact instance of a server, desktop or entire system.

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