Cloud Services Cloud Backups (IaaS) Backing up files to the cloud provides a systematic way for organizations and individuals to create off-site copies of their files. Backing up files to the cloud is an example of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), a service of cloud computing which allows users to access and store files online. Cloud backup providers offer continuous backup of new and changed files, transmitting them over a secure Internet connection. Like many cloud services, they offer a “pay as you go” pricing model, where customers subscribe to a service for a period, and pay for the features or storage they use. Many cloud backup providers offer web and mobile apps to access and restore files. Cloud backup services differ from cloud storage services. Cloud backup services offer the software and infrastructure to back up and restore files only. They generally do not support synchronizing files across devices or sharing files with many users, which are common features of cloud storage services. Research This: (1) Use a search engine to find two different cloud backup providers. Compare their pricing plans, storage offered, file types backed up, security features, and other services offered. (2) Why are cloud backup services attractive options for small to mediumsized businesses? (3) When is it practical to use cloud backup services, and when is it practical to use cloud storage?