As we wind down on OT season, I have a question I am hoping the many wizards of smart on this board can help with, and hopefully others can benefit from the answers. I am curious about the best ways to manage the physical security of data for a business application. The suggested methods of data back up and storage are:
1. Purchasing a different network, in effect, and having on-site multiple servers which store all the data across multiple drives. Cost less than $1,000.
2. Or saving it in 'the cloud'. Cost is pretty cheap, we already have that storage capacity paid for with other services.
I am concerned about the integrity of the cloud and what happens if, for instance, ohio loses power for 1/3 rd of our country again and we're cut off. Similarly, what about on-site storage, not a good idea?
So our two questions would be:
1. Of the two alternatives, what are the pros and cons of the suggested methods?
2. Are there other methods you might suggest, and also, what about virus/ransomware suggestions?
Thank you for your assistance.