Cloud backup and recovery services have made a strong entrance into the consumer and small to mid-sized business market. Yet potential purchasers of cloud backup and recovery solutions should make sure to consider the amount of time it takes to restore data. While backups can be done incrementally, in the event of the total loss of data, organizations want to restore completely. And a complete restore of gigabytes of data, over an Internet connection, can take days.
That’s why a newer option in this market is a hybrid online/local service that allows organizations to maintain up-to-date local copies of critical business data that are available to speed the recovery process in the event of a data loss. Using a hybrid model can significantly reduce recovery and restore times for small and mid-sized businesses. Reach the full story about hybrid cloud backup and recovery services in the Upside Research column at IT Briefcase.