Over the last few years, consumers have been moving their data from local storage to cloud storage. There are several reasons one might use cloud storage:
Businesses can benefit from this technology;
- as a backup to their existing local storage
- sharing files between users and customers
- crypto-locker virus mitigation infecting connected drives
- web integration and management
- lower cost of storage
- data recovery in the event of theft or fire
What is Cloud Storage?
Simply put, a Cloud storage system refers to the online space where you can store your personal or company data.
Some Cloud storage solutions span your data over multiple servers for higher availability. At Primary Support we prefer to keep your data housed in our internal encrypted data storage array so that you know where your data is at all times.
Some service providers offer free or very inexpensive cloud storage solutions. We’ve always been skeptical when it comes to storing files on the likes of free public servers, this tends to be a “buyer beware” situation as your data might belong to the provider your storing your data at, so read the fine print if you intend to use one.
One of the greatest advantages of hosted data storage is that you can access your data from almost any device on any operating system. Another benefit is that you won’t need to invest any money in server maintenance and updates, this is generally taken care of by us, the service provider.
Augmenting your backup solution with cloud storage is a sound business decision. If you need more information or would like access to our cloud store we would love to hear from you.