Today, local storage can feel old-fashioned. As more and more applications and workloads have migrated to the cloud over the past decade, you might think that the cloud is the only storage location you need for data backup, too. But that’s not true.
There are solid reasons to use local storage infrastructure for backups, such as access speed, cost-effectiveness, and full control.
In most cases, you’ll want to use local storage and cloud storage at the same time, in order to achieve the greatest level of data availability.
This guide provides best practices on how to choose and maintain a local backup storage solution.
- Main local storage options: external hard drives, NAS devices, and backup servers
- Checklist on how to choose a NAS device
- Local backup know-how, and more