Cloud storage has gotten a lot of press in recent times. So, what is it and how can it benefit your company?
Essentially, Cloud allows you to store and access your data online via a virtual server. This means you don’t have to worry about the fragmentation of data across a number of machines. Placing this data in the Cloud means it is available in one place to all machines with access. This of course, makes for a range of benefits and allows you to adapt and improve your business’s storage solutions without making any sacrifices or having any security concerns.
Cloud storage can be used for a variety of purposes, including as a backup disk, working disk, for extra storage, as a shared disk or for web and email use.
Storage When and as You Require It
Unlike traditional storage mediums, Cloud computing allows you to increase or decrease your storage capacity as and when you need it. This can be done with just the click of a button, meaning there’s no worries about where to place physical solutions, how much to buy and getting someone to install it.
Teams and projects need to work and feed off each other; however traditional means of sharing aren’t too conducive to this approach. Cloud computer services allow your company a specific drive, shared by all, to work as a primary workspace. This obviously saves on time spent sharing files and files lost – as they say, a place for everything and everything in its place.
This Cloud approach also means that you don’t have to waste space via duplicate on a number of machines. Users just access the cloud service and use them when needed. This is perfect for mobile devices without much storage and allows them to work at a quick rate without having to worry about clogging up phones or tablets.
Revisions and Data Archives
We’re aware many businesses are required to keep documents in their present form, as well as a number of revisions. Cloud workspaces allow you to store all revisions of documents on an external storage area, meaning if you wish to roll back to previous versions you can do so, yet don’t need to keep hundreds of versions clogging up your site and confusing your primary storage.
Disaster and Recovery
By ensuring your business is properly backed up for disaster with an offsite solution, you add to your recovery plan and cement your back up structure. In the worst case scenario, this means you can restore your items. In many cases cloud services back up such information automatically, meaning you don’t have to think about it until something happens.