Online backup and storage is one of the more popular methods for protecting important data. Despite the technology industries normally resilience to fluctuating financial situations occasionally even IT companies fail. A few users found out that these companies aren’t immune to the current economic troubles.
A company called Digital Railroad recently shutdown much to the chagrin of its many users who depending on their services. An announcement was posted on the site on October 28. The company was just 4 years old and was popular among the photography industry for it’s e-commerce platform and backup solutions. As you can imagine their customers panicked when they realized they had only 24 hours to access their data.
While online storage solutions are still viable it’s worth reconsidering if you rely on these services on a day to day basis. Perhaps it might be a good idea to invest in your own NAS for in house solutions as well. Or perhaps even a RAID server as they are becoming easier and easier to setup and maintain.