Online data backups have become more popular as both companies and individuals learn about how well they can protect your important files—from corporate documents and client files to personal photos and videos. However, a lot of people still have questions about exactly what online data storage is, and how it can benefit you. Here are some common questions and answers to help.
Q: How is data stored?
When you backup your files online, the data is stored “in the cloud”. What the means is that it lives on a cloud-based server and you can access it from anywhere that you have an internet, WiFi, or cell phone signal. You can also access it using several devices, including your smartphone, tablet, desktop, or laptop computer.
Q: Do I have to move my files somewhere to have them backed up?
No, one of the best things about cloud-based data backups is that they can automatically backup your entire device and all the files on it. With Storage Whale your data is automatically backed up so you never have to remember to click a button or initiate a file transfer. Plus you won’t lose data between backups because it’s continuously backing up your information.
Q: Is there anything I have to set up?
Yes, with online data storage you have to purchase your plan, then install the correct software program based on your operating system (Windows or Mac). You can designate the specific files you want to back up and the software takes care of the rest.
Q: Is online data backup secure?
Definitely. In fact, our cloud-based storage offers better security than most server-based on-site storage facilities, where your information could be subject to hackers, thieves, and other malicious actors.
Q: Why would I want to use online data backup if I can back up my files locally to another storage drive?
- Water damage
- Temperature fluctuations (extreme heat or cold)
- Natural disaster
When you use cloud-based data storage all your files are stored in a safe and secure location, encrypted with the highest level of security, and have built-in redundancies so if something happens to one data storage facility your files are still safe. Plus you can access them from literally anywhere, which is much better than needing to go to an office location or be at home to access your data.
Talk to Storage Whale today to learn more about how easy it is to get started with cloud-based backup for your important files.