Cloud-stored data is equally secure as locally-stored; in fact, Office 365 cloud storage has more redundancy. So are there still risks with cloud storage?
Answer is yes, but it’s how we define “risk.” While Office 365 replicates data simultaneously across multiple servers, it can only replicate what it sees. And while recoverable folders may hold previously deleted items essentially forever, finding them may be a challenge. The “risk” is more about shared risks. The Office 365 cloud is a “one-size-fits-all” strategy, and many customers want to have multiple sources to secure data.
The answer, then, is backup or cloud storage on a second platform, such as a private cloud, or keeping backup copies on premises.
Rich is the Director of Public Cloud Product Marketing at Barracuda. He joined the team as part of the acquisition of C2C Systems in 2014. Rich is one of Barracuda’s public cloud experts – he works directly with the cloud ecosystems and has been quoted in eBooks from Microsoft on public cloud security. He is also a frequent contributor to Barracuda’s own cloud blogs. For our cloud motions, he helps develop strategies and execution with our partners and sales teams.
You can email Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org.