When companies advertise their internet speeds, they usually only display their download speeds. Fast download speeds are great, but that’s literally only half of the equation. A high quality data backup provider can offer fast download and upload speeds.
The problem is, bandwidth is expensive and high upload speeds are more expensive than download speeds. As a result, a subpar data backup provider may only show you the rate of their downloads because showing you their upload speed wouldn’t help sell their service. The reason why this is something you should question your vendor about is because it could affect the time it takes for you to recover from data loss.
Let’s say you have five terabytes worth of data saved to your cloud backup business solution. If that solution had a 100 megabytes per second upload speed, it would take about five days for you to restore your information. Conversely, if they offered uploads at 10 gigabytes per second, it would only take a little more than an hour to restore your data.