Guest Column | September 13, 2011

Q&A: Not Sure What Cloud Is Right For You?

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By Jamie Brenzel, CEO, KineticD

Most storage options in the cloud, whether archive, backup and disaster recovery, or business continuity, fall into two categories: fully online offerings or hybrid options. Can you articulate the difference between the two?

The dirty little secret of online backup is the time it takes to restore from the cloud. Hybrid solutions allow businesses to keep both local copies of critical information (for fast restores) on a local hard drive with the added security of keeping the data in the cloud. A good cloud provider should be able to seamlessly allow you to backup locally as well as remotely with ease.