Backing up your cloud infrastructure is not an option. It is an essential part of any business continuity plan. Cloud Servers and IaaS are often expensive, especially when it comes to data transfer. The major cloud providers like AWS, Azure, Google, and the rest usually lock their clients of complicated vendor lock-in infrastructure-as-a-service models. this makes the data recovery and especially moving out of the cloud very perplexed and time-consuming. However, we should not leave our core business infrastructure in possession of a handful of corporations, who are unconcerned about our business success. Even if we have decided to use Cloud IaaS on AWS or other similar clouds we need to have a solid backup plan, which would keep our IT operations going. Here is what HostColor suggests.
You would need to pay few thousand dollars to purchase hardware, but it will pay off. Your monthly recurring costs for server colocation, power, and bandwidth will be fixed and will not increase over time. While your costs for Cloud IaaS would go up, the cost for your backup and recovery infrastructure will stay the same. At some point, many business owners would even ask themselves why are they overpaying for cloud services to any of the big corporate cloud providers? It is a good question. The sooner one finds the right answer, the better.