As you plan to launch your start-up, there is something you must never forget. Data loss is inevitable, and more so, it usually happens when you least expect. To ensure that your business survives such an ordeal, at any time, it is important to have an effective backup plan in place, so that all your important data remains safe at all times. Today, business owners do not have to stress about data recovery because there are very many firms where you can outsource the services to enjoy great peace of mind when running your entity. Let us have a look at top cloud backup services to consider in 2019.

This is one of the best Backup software in the market today. It offers both Cloud and MySQL backup services like PostgreSQL. The web-based service automatically handles MySQL database backups onto a cloud server after you configure it.

You will love the fact that Ottomatik features dedicated cloud and local servers that have an IP address. SSH connection secures the reserves so that your servers facilitate SSH protocol access. You can trust that this will handle your sites in an excellent manner regardless of the part of the world you are in. The service offers round the clock support in case there are any issues.

This may not be for your business if you want a local backup server because the service is purely online.

Microsoft OneDrive  

This is a simple software that has all the features that your start-up requires. It comes highly recommended because of very fast download speeds and numerous tutorials that can help you out if you are ever stuck. It allows you to edit your files online. This is not it because there is also an option of reverting the files to the previous version if something goes wrong.

Another thing you will love about this software is that there is a live syncing of information. This implies that file sharing works seamlessly and there is the convenience of keeping all your devices up-to-date. You can rely on Microsoft OneDrive for a majority of functions including watching shows or playing office music when you are on the go. You get 5 GB of storage at no cost and you can pay from £1.99 – £7.99 monthly for more space.

A feature that may not appeal to some is that you use the same password as that of your Microsoft account.


This provides storage plans for businesses and individuals as well. The service will back up your computer while at the same time offer incredible syncing capabilities and extensive file sharing. Specific features you can enjoy with this service include:

  • Ability to share folders and files via Twitter, email, and Facebook.
  • Remote management tools.
  • Mobile access.
  • Online file syncing.
  • Backup files in real time.
  • Backup numerous devices at once.

The service guarantees security because it makes use of 256-bit AES encryption to store and transfer files with a user-defined key that is not found anywhere on the servers. Depending on your needs you can enjoy the service for free or pay up to $74.62 yearly.

An aspect you may not like about this service is that it tends to overcharge if you go over your data limit which could see you end up paying much more than your budget for the month. You will pay 50 cents for every gigabyte monthly for business plans so that the backups are not interrupted. While this may not look like much, it is important to upgrade your place or decrease your data accordingly so that you only pay what you intend without going overboard.

Arcserve UDP Cloud Direct

This delivers a service that primarily focuses on disaster recovery and data safety. Its basic plan offers users 500GB cloud storage, NetApp, VMware, unlimited services and Microsoft SQL Server compatibility. If you need more storage, the firm will offer a customized quote ideal for your business. You do not need any appliance to take advantage of this service. It is easy to set up even if you are using it for the first time. Most importantly, the service offers secure, fast, and efficient cloud backup supporting all major platforms.

A con some users may pick up when using the service is that the backup and restore process tends to favor Microsoft Windows more than the other platforms.


MEGA is a great pick for a business person looking for free cloud storage and backup services. You get 50 GB at no cost. If this does not cater to your business needs, you can choose from one of the tiers that the company offer with plans from 200GB to 8TB for less than $25 monthly. Clients who prefer to make yearly payments can also look forward to some generous discounts. It is possible to access MEGA without prior software installs. It also boasts of an exclusive browser-based efficient end-to-end encryption for data protection. Other features MEGA offers are:

  • Public source code.
  • Live encrypted backup.
  • Real-time and secure collaboration.
  • Global access via mobile devices, desktops, and major browsers.

The only thing you may not like about MEGA is the 10GB bandwidth limit that refreshes every 30 minutes which may at times cause delays when you want to upload or download very huge files. It’s not all gloom because you can work around this by collaborating with other users to generate a link that you will share with them. This will give them full access so that they have permission to make changes to your files. You also have the option of restricting the other users from viewing your files so that they can only add files.

Wrapping Up

It’s no secret that cloud storage services are ideal for start-ups that want to protect their life-or-death business files. Not only are they bulletproof, and scalable, they are also becoming more affordable. Evidently, the services come with both pros and cons. Take time to go through the list of the best cloud backup services to identify the one that aligns well with your business allowing you to thrive in 2019.

About The Author:

Nanette Njoroge is a business writer who specializes with tips for helping start-ups grow and remain competitive in their niche.

Richard is an experienced tech journalist and blogger who is passionate about new and emerging technologies. He provides insightful and engaging content for Connection Cafe and is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest trends and developments.