Separately, financial insolvency has closed more than one cloud service, and these typically occur on very short notice. There are two lessons to be learned here: Avoid relying on a single cloud platform; and perform regular offsite or offline backups of your data.
Fortunately, the maturity of the cloud today has opened the door to more backup options, allowing for backups to a PC, storage appliance or even to another cloud location. For one, software clients that connect to cloud storage services such as Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud for easy download onto a PC for offline safekeeping.
For those who prefer automated downloads, Network Attached Storage (NAS) makers such as Synology have offer support for a variety of cloud storage services. Finally, cloud-to-cloud backups are also possible with a service such as cloudHQ, a cloud service capable of synchronizing data between multiple cloud services in real-time.
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