One of the marvels of the internet communication network is its ability to literally store data in the atmosphere otherwise known as cloud storage. It is totally functional, scalable, remotely controlled and therefore cheap. Against these pluses are also arrayed several drawbacks such as latency problems and data transfer to third parties. But is it beneficial? From what experts have to say about it, it appears so but even then, there are also drawbacks.
The great thing about the cloud is that it allows an additional layer of protection. To add more protection to your data you could also make a physical copy of your data and keep that in a self storage unit too.