# How to connect a storage?
# Why do you need a cloud storage provider for backups?
One of the problems we solve with SimpleBackups is making your backups safe.
Having YOUR backups stored on YOUR own storage is what everyone should be aiming for.
On top of that, most of our users are used to their own provider, sometimes it's integrated in their processes and it's just convenient to keep things under your roof.
# What cloud storage provider do SimpleBackups support?
Currently, we support:
- Amazon S3
- Azure Blob Storage
- Backblaze B2
- Cloudflare R2
- DigitalOcean Spaces
- Exoscale Object Storage
- Google Cloud Storage
- Google Drive
- IDrive e2
- SimpleStorage (or own storage, practical to get started with, until you bring your own storage)
- UpCloud Object Storage
- Any S3-Compatible Storage (Example: Scaleway, MinIO, Alibaba Cloud, Ceph, ...)
If you have any provider request, let us know we're always willing to integrate new solutions!
Please check our Supported Providers page to find more information on each provider.
# How do I connect my Storage?
You'll find guides for most of the provider we support in the Supported Providers page.