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Ensuring secure business continuity with The Cloud

Security is one of the things in most businesses minds; Cloud storage can now offer levels of security, business continuity and disaster recovery for all sizes of businesses through scalable solutions.
Data backup
In a straightforward data backup, the cloud acts as an external storage system - a hard drive online.  Whilst this does provide a secure location, the management of data can be time consuming.Additionally, if the point does come when the data has to downloaded then reloaded onto physical machines can be quite time consuming. This is a great option for non business critical data or archives.
A data mirror uses the cloud to constantly sync changes to files and data and stores the most recent versions of all files securely in the cloud. There can be some latency with updates so should the on premise systems break down there may be some loss of very recent edits or additions.

Security is one of the things in most businesses minds; Cloud storage can now offer levels of security, business continuity and disaster recovery for all sizes of businesses through scalable solutions.

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http://blogs.technet.com/b/mediumbusiness/archive/2012/09/13/ensuring-secure-business-continuity-with-the-cloud.aspx