14 June 2011 09:26:16
Incremental backup processes, when combined with cloud computing technology, can be a boon to many businesses, according to Cloud Tweaks.
Particularly among larger businesses, the news source said, the automation and time-savings possible with incremental backup help forestall the necessity of backing up the mountainous amounts of data needed by some organizations all at the same time.
Instead, Cloud Tweaks said, a system that continually saves different parts of a company's data stores to a cloud computing-based backup service - only updating information that has been changed since its last check.
Additionally, the flexibility of cloud storage means that a company with the right online backup service doesn't need to sweat running out of disk space as it might with traditional solutions. The scalability possible with the cloud means the service provider can simply bring additional servers online to compensate for even an unexpected increase in load.
While it's important to factor in cloud security when making such a move, the numerous advantages of online backup can make it a primary system for some organizations, experts say.
-McAfee Cloud Security