5 Hidden Costs of Cloud Backup

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Network Egress Fees

Hidden Cost No. 3: Network Egress Fees

All clouds allow you to insert your data for free (network ingress). However, many clouds charge network fees to move your data out of the cloud to another location or to the Internet (network egress). These network egress fees vary greatly by cloud provider and depend on the amount of data moved in a month as well as the geography where the data resides, though they tend to range between 5 and 23 cents per GB.

Backup and disaster recovery are typically cited among the top use cases for cloud computing. Companies are increasingly realizing that cloud-based backup is more efficient, more reliable, easier to use and less error prone than traditional methods such as tape or other rotational media, not to mention it enables extremely effective disaster recovery. In 2015, we saw a major upswing in cloud adoption for storing backup copies. In 2016, expect to see cloud backup and disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) options become the norm for new backup deployments at organizations of all sizes.

Most companies can easily lower OPEX and CAPEX with cloud backup. But not all cloud backup options are the same, and a true cost comparison entails evaluating more than just each offering’s top line cost per GB. In this slideshow, cloud-recovery leader Unitrends details five “hidden” charges that companies must consider when researching the best and most cost-effective cloud backup solution for their business.

 

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