Cloud services enabled by cloud computing are numerous, and cloud backup is one of the best selling cloud enabled service today. In fact, the public cloud is most commonly used for backup, archiving and file sync and share.
However, Gartner recommends two key factors to consider when assessing cloud backup as an alternative to traditional on-premises backup solutions for an organization.
Gartner thoughts on cloud backup solution:
The main challenges for organizations would be basically one: whether the cloud backup will meet the time to restore need for the organization data; and two: how to make a cloud backup solution economical.