It seems as though every day another free backup software provider appears in the market. This is in part because the basic technology to run a cloud backup system isn’t very complicated anymore. You really don’t need that much expertise to set up a free backup software company.
When looking for a backup provider, however, the question shouldn’t be of cost, it should be of value.
With free backup services, you often get what you pay for:
- Unsecure cloud storage servers that could be hacked or physically broken into
- Unlimited downloads, but limited bandwidth. (Imagine draining your pool through a garden hose)
- Large companies having access to your private data
- Limited storage space
- Data moving into other jurisdictions, opening it up to different legal obligations