How safe is your data cloud?
Using cloud data storage systems, that are dedicated to that purpose, is far safer than doing it yourself with on-site methods.
These systems are far more sophisticated and advanced than any other methods available to most folks.
Remember, this technology is still reliant upon hardware.
And hardware can break down and become obsolete. That’s where commercial systems have the advantage. Yep, they also break down too, but the resources to keep these systems running are engineered and designed to keep up with the responsibility of staying online 24/7, never stopping and always being available.
Any personal system available today is not only insular but it is also vulnerable to attacks, damage, loss and failure. Plus, they are expensive compared to the prices charged to “rent” space on these commercial storage systems A.K.A. “The Cloud”.
Things will change, but bringing back individual hardware methods which store “all” information in one place will no longer be necessary. Remember DVD’s, Jump Drives, etc. They don’t make CD’s anymore. We don’t need them.
Google has a great free storage system!
We are all like Barney Google
with those “goo-goo-googly eyes”.
But, you still need to consider that your information is stored in “the google cloud”
and accessible to you as long as google doesn’t discontinue your account!
Yep, it happens, and you can loose access to all of your stored data.
The service is free but what a price you pay if you loose all control of your stuff.
This is where commercial cloud storage systems excel.
You may pay a price, but you gain control of your data because you rent or own your storage area. And there is less of a chance that your data storage will be discontinued without warning or you having recourse to regaining it.
Daa dat, da…da!