Cloud Storage and Its Advantages
Cloud storage, or online storage that allows remote access to data, has become very popular these days. However, though many small and mid-size organization have shifted to this digital method, other have still to learn about its exact advantages.
Round-the-Clock Accessibility and Data Synchronization
Local file storage allows you to access data only from a single location. With cloud storage, this access is possible from virtually all devices, from desktop computers to smartphones and everything in between. Of course, the device must be connected to the Internet. This eliminates the stress of going back and forth between devices when moving files. In addition, files stay the same across all devices because they are automatically updated each time changes are made. In other words, you will always get the fresh, most recent version of each file whenever and wherever you access it.
We just mentioned not having to go back and forth between devices with cloud storage. Besides that, digital file storage also solves the problem of having to send tons of emails simply to share files. Whether you want to share one or one hundred files, you can do it at a fraction of the time it takes to perform the task the old-fashioned way.
Also, cloud storage services offer more than just a place for data. You can also collaborate with your peers, which makes editing easier while ensuring that only authorized users are able to access the file. Just the same, whatever changes are made by any collaborator are automatically saved.
Cloud storage does not need any external drives or backup tapes, or even as much time as a manual backup process requires. That means you don’t need to procure additional servers, which are expensive to start with, or hire more IT staff to do the work. Online storage solutions will give you tons of space for your data and usually for very cheap rates.
Storage Space Efficiency
And the efficiency doesn’t end with costs.
The efficiency of cloud storage goes beyond costs. Moving data into the cloud suddenly removes its physical presence on devices and hardware. Your physical storage needs will be substantially reduced, if not totally eliminated, since you can now store everything on the cloud.
File Security and Recovery
Finally, it is understandable for anyone to have fears about storing sensitive information in a new space, but remember that cloud storage has been proven to be many times more secure than local business storage. Provided you choose a reputable cloud solution company, your data will be encrypted, whether it’s moving or not, and any unauthorized users will be barred for accessing the files. Very importantly, when disaster strikes, you can be at peace knowing that your data is intact. Just retrieve your backups and restore them with minimal downtime.