I have worked a lot with backups over the years and one thing I have learned is that managing a traditional backup solution often takes too much time, consumes too much resources and costs too much. But what about backups in a cloud environment? I still have important data and a lot of servers that need to be up and running. True, but if you do it right from the beginning you can take a fundamentally different approach to data protection and like many other things in the cloud it is a huge improvement. These are my general rules that I will describe more in details.
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