The cloud or on-site backup: What every small business owner needs to know

on-site backup

 If you are a small business owner, you might be looking into data storage and backup solutions. And if you are, you might be wondering if the cloud or an on-site backup is best.

It’s not always cut and dried. Both the cloud and on-site backups have pros and cons and there isn’t always a one-size-fits-all for your small business.

For small business owners, making a decision about the cloud or on-site backup systems is a big one. Here are some things to consider. Read on:


Where is your business? Where are your employees? If your employees are mostly off site or if they are in one location, that could factor in to your decision. Cloud storage doesn’t require a physical location.


How much data do you need stored? How fast would you need to recover it if there was an issue? If you are a small organization with limited data backup concerns, the cloud could be the way to go.


For some companies, security is paramount, so cloud storage might not be ideal, as you don’t have physical control or possession of the data. It also isn’t in a location you can move or control.


Cloud storage usually comes with a monthly or yearly fee and can be cost effective. In-house usually requires that you pay for hardware or infrastructure upgrades or equipment – which can be pricey.

Hybrid systems

For some small businesses, a hybrid system of cloud or on-site can be a great solution that offers what you need to keep your data safe and your business moving forward.

AccuNet Inc.

At AccuNet, we can answer your questions about data backup options and how we can help your small business. Contact us today.



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