Article | May 21, 2020

Cloud Storage vs. Cloud Backup

Source: Carbonite

By Jamie Zajac, Carbonite

With more employees working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of people are trying to figure out how to protect the files they’re working on outside the office. Some are stuck between “cloud storage” services and “cloud backup.” While many confuse the two, there are important differences.

People are often drawn to cloud storage because it’s convenient, easy to use and sometimes even free. But users often learn the hard way that cloud storage does not offer the same protection from accidental and costly disruptions as cloud backup.  

Where cloud storage fits

Great for:

  • Storing files in one centralized location
  • Sharing files with friends, relatives and coworkers
  • Synchronizing files across devices


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