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Hybrid Backup

What is Hybrid Backup?

Hybrid backup refers to a data backup strategy that combines elements of both local (on-premises) and cloud-based backup solutions. This approach aims to provide a balanced and flexible backup solution that takes advantage of the benefits offered by both on-premises infrastructure and cloud services. In a hybrid backup setup, critical data is backed up to both local storage devices and remote cloud servers, creating redundant copies for added security and accessibility.

Key features of Hybrid Backup

Local Backup 

Organisations maintain a local backup infrastructure on their premises, typically using servers, network-attached storage (NAS), or other storage devices. Local backups offer fast data recovery times and are suitable for quickly restoring data in the event of hardware failures or other local issues.

Cloud Backup 

In addition to local backups, a copy of the data is securely stored in the cloud. Cloud-based backup services offer scalability, off-site storage, and the ability to access data from anywhere with an internet connection. Cloud backups act as a safeguard against on-site disasters, such as fires, floods, or theft.


Hybrid backup provides redundancy by having multiple copies of data stored in different locations. This helps protect against data loss due to hardware failures, accidental deletions, or other unforeseen incidents.


Cloud-based backup solutions often offer scalable storage options, allowing organisations to adapt to changing data storage needs without the need for significant on-premises infrastructure investments.

Cost Efficiency

Hybrid backup allows organizations to optimize costs by leveraging local storage for frequently accessed data and using cloud storage for archival or less frequently accessed data. This cost-effective approach helps balance performance and storage expenses.

Security and Compliance

Hybrid backup solutions often incorporate encryption and security measures to protect data during transmission and storage. This is crucial for maintaining compliance with data protection regulations and ensuring the privacy of sensitive information.

Disaster Recovery

In the event of a disaster affecting the local infrastructure, organizations can recover data from the cloud, ensuring business continuity and minimizing downtime.

Hybrid backup strategies are widely adopted by businesses seeking a comprehensive and flexible approach to data protection. This approach allows them to leverage the advantages of both local and cloud-based backup solutions to meet their specific needs and priorities.

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