Advantages of Cloud Storage
Cloud storage, which is basically online storage that offers remote access to data, has soared in popularity these days. But while many small to medium-sized organizations have already switched to this digital method, others still have to learn its specific advantages.
Round-the-Clock Accessibility and Synchronization
Local file storage allows you to access data only from a single location. Cloud storage, on the other hand, makes data accessible from practically every device in popular use, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. Of course, the device must be connected to the Internet. This erases the stress of moving back and forth between different devices when transferring files. In addition, files stay the same across all devices because they are automatically updated each time changes are made. Thus, you will get the freshest, more recent version of every file regardless of when or where you open it.
We just mentioned not having to go back and forth between devices with cloud storage. On top of that, digital file storage also frees you from the pain of sending loads of emails just to share files. Whether it’s one or one hundred files you have to share, you can do it in a snap.
As well, cloud storage services usually offer more than a place to store your 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, all changes made by all collaborators will be saved in real time.
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 give you lots of space on the cloud and usually for very low prices.
Storage Space Efficiency
And the efficiency doesn’t end with costs.
The efficiency of cloud storage doesn’t end with cost. With your data saved on the cloud, it will stop having a physical presence in your hardware and devices. Your physical storage needs will be substantially reduced, if not totally eliminated, since you can now store everything on the cloud.
Data 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.