Backup is critical. No one questions that fact.
The rapid increase in cloud-based business management solutions has led to growing use of the cloud for backup. There are some distinct advantages, and the cloud seems pervasive. So a recent blog post published in Solutions Review floated the question, “Is the Cloud an On-Premise Backup Killer?” The article quoted several cloud industry experts who suggested that, if not yet dead, on-prem backup is on its way out.
“The premise of the blog is exaggerated.”
So says Randy Bowie, VP Backup Products & Engineering at R1Soft. As a veteran engineering manager, Randy has designed lots of software and is well-known in the industry. He says on-premise backup is not at all dead, for one simple reason: most cloud solutions are limited by the facts of physics.