So depending upon what type of service you are looking for, in general, look for a service that is reputable, bonded...
and fully insured as well as one that addresses your security and safe keeping needs. In addition, you will want to learn about the physical facilities including security, water and flood protection and other capabilities. Also, take time to learn about the people who will be interacting and handling your backup media or data. If the service is being used for remote data backup over a network, what type of network connections, bandwidth, storage capacity and device compatibilities exists and how do they fit your needs. In general, do your homework and look beyond low cost. Security is very important so do your homework and due diligence.
Dig Deeper on Content management software for compliance
Related Q&A from Greg Schulz
Service provider outages should be a warning to customers that keeping data safe in the cloud is a shared responsibility. Continue Reading
When cloud durability is added to the mix, cloud providers are able to tout a high number of nines of availability. Continue Reading
Cloud storage can be less expensive from a cost-per-gigabyte perspective, but it's important not to lose sight of other benefits as a value ... Continue Reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.