I know that I made a post outlining why local backups aren’t for me, but they sort of are. The entire concept of “the cloud” can be rather complex, or simple, depending on how much you want to think about it – but in summary, it is defined as:
A cloud service is any service made available to users on demand via the Internet from a cloud computing provider’s servers as opposed to being provided from a company’s own on-premises servers.
Storing items such as entire servers on AWS infrastructure, to personal data in a personal cloud storage service have all become popular in 2017 – even though a number of reputable cloud services have been compromised recently.
So, why? To many, it’s a simple method of storing data to be accessed via multiple devices, and is a form of “data backup”. Poppycock!
In this post I will briefly touch on some popular cloud providers, and some basic steps to secure your personal data.