When Disaster Strikes: Cloud vs. on Premises Data Storage

A loud clang signals the lightning is hitting the building next door. Suddenly, the lights go out, and the power goes off. Another crash comes just a little closer to your building. The generator has been hit. Your entire system is wiped out. What happens to your data?

Data is On Site

If you have stored your data on site, the chances are that it can be lost during an unexpected disaster. According to the Graziadio Business Review at Pepperdine University, around 50% of companies that experience a 10+ day outage will be out of business within five years. That’s a frightening statistic and one that no business owner wants to go through. Big businesses beware: the same study cites that the more computers in use, the higher the risk of losing all data during an outage. While the chances of your pc system being down for 10 or more days are slim, do you want to take that risk?

Data is in the Cloud

With cloud storage options, you never need to worry about your information being affected by a thunderstorm. Since it isn’t being stored in a physical location, it will not be hit by storms or other natural disasters. When you have your data stored in the cloud, all you need to do is login to retrieve the data. When disaster strikes, there are many other things that you need to worry about: your employees, your building, and your assets. The last thing you need to think about will be your data when you have something like data cloud backup.






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