Cloud Backup Series
This post is one of a series regarding cloud backup. See these links for more information concerning Unitrends cloud backup along with an overview of Vault2Cloud: Unitrends enterprise level cloud backup service.
Cloud Backup: Reliability and Availability
The information infrastructure that constitutes the cloud as well as the connection to the cloud must be both reliable and highly available. Many cloud-based vendors tout their cloud infrastructure – of course, that’s important. But the most common types of problems are between the customer’s premise and the cloud.
Require UDP-level VPN (Virtual Private Network) technology from the on-premise site to the cloud in order to increase the quality (and security) of the WAN. This is particularly important if your WAN connection to the Internet may have occasional packet drops.