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Backing up to cloud destinations has become a critical piece of businesses strategy to automatically protect their critical data

Backing up to cloud destinations has become a critical piece of businesses strategy to automatically protect their critical data. Many organisations rely on Optimity’s cloud solutions with workloads that span across local storage and multiple cloud storage locations.

While public and private cloud offer their own set of pros and cons, hybrid cloud backup allow for the best of both worlds: you can store non-sensitive data in a public cloud, while keeping confidential data private. Optimity's cloud backup solutions enable organisations to maintain local and offsite cloud backups by offering products that support a wide range of cloud backup strategies, including hybrid cloud backup.

Furthermore, Optimity cloud backup solutions allow you to centrally monitor all of you backups from a single web-based console, regardless of where your data is stored. Backup your data with public cloud-based servers (like Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure), private clouds that you host in your own data centre, or we host or any combination that works for your business.

For organisations who want to offload some of the heavy-lifting associated with managing in-house data protection and recovery, Optimity can take on the backup administration and recovery responsibilities for you, offering you both local and cloud backup as a service. Optimity can host your data in data centres, and you just pay for what you need.

With several options to choose from for cloud backup software for online server backups, the Optimity team can provide you with a free consultation to help you find the right solution for your hybrid cloud IT infrastructure.

Types of offsite cloud backup

Cloud backup allows you to safeguard your data against environmental or other factors that could damage an in-house storage method such as fire, floods, ransomware attack or theft. With the cloud, your data is stored at a secondary cloud-based data centre that is guarded with layers of protection and regular server backups, and can easily scale to meet your business needs.

There are several different types of cloud backup storage, and understanding the various types will help you to better understand what type best fits your business needs.

Private cloud (also known as enterprise cloud) is cloud computing that is dedicated and accessible by a single organisation, thus creating greater control, security and privacy while delivering the agility, scalability, and self-service found in a public cloud. With a private cloud, an organisation (or MSP) is responsible for the cost and accountability of building out, managing and maintaining the IT infrastructure required to support the private cloud. While private cloud is often single-tenant, some private cloud platforms offer a multi-tenant architecture, allowing each tenant (group, department or office) to safely share their server space while each tenant's data remains inaccessible to all other tenants.

Public cloud is cloud computing that utilises an independent third-party, such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, to host, manage and maintain the storage of your data in a multi-tenant environment that shares resources with other clients in the cloud. By pooling resources, the public cloud can offer affordable, pay-as-you-go online data storage that can easily scale to meet your business needs. The biggest concern with public cloud is security, reliability and regulatory compliance.

Hybrid Cloud is cloud computing that utilises both private and public cloud services, with a management platform that spans these environments allowing data and applications to be shared between them and on-premise storage.

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