Understanding Cloud Backups

Data loss or corruption is a constant threat to businesses. Organizations of all sizes deal with massive amounts of data these days, so a well thought out and well executed data security strategy has become more important than ever. Because of the cost-effectiveness, flexibility, and on-demand scalability that cloud-based platforms provide, an increasing number of organizations are opting for them instead of constructing a physical DR (disaster recovery) site. Cloud backup, when properly planned and executed, can become an invaluable component of your disaster recovery process.

What Exactly Is a “Cloud”?

The cloud (also known as “cloud computing”) refers to the pay-as-you-go delivery of computing resources and services over the internet. The “cloud” is essentially a shared pool of various resources and services used for storing, managing, and processing data that is accessible via the internet. Cloud computing allows you to avoid many of the unnecessary costs of building and maintaining on-premises IT infrastructure.

Cloud Backup vs. Cloud Storage

Cloud storage and cloud backup are frequently confused, with the terms (mistakenly) used interchangeably.

Cloud storage is often created in addition to primary physical storage and is primarily used for “live” company data. In contrast, the process of backing up specific data and storing it in a cloud storage system (usually owned/maintained by an online backup provider) is known as cloud backup.

You can synchronize data at the production site and in the cloud with cloud backup, which means that any changes to the original data will be reflected in its cloud version. Cloud backup is also used to store full copies of the data that you are safeguarding. The cloud backup service continuously scans your virtual infrastructure for changes and updates the cloud environment as needed.

The cloud backup service is primarily used to ensure data recovery in the event of a disaster recovery event. A cloud storage system acts as a remote site for storing data that can be shared by many users and accessed at any time via the Internet. Cloud backups can be stored in cloud storage systems.


Utilizing an effective cloud-based backup solution ensures that your data is always protected, that it can be accessed from anywhere at any time, and that it can be recovered quickly in the event of a disaster. Do you need assistance with cloud backup? Contact JENLOR right away.