The cloud’s simplicity, usability, and availability have made it a permanent service that is used by many industries around the world. One of the main reasons to use the cloud, among many others, is its storage services.
Here are some reasons to use cloud storage services if you haven’t yet.
1. Multi-Avenue Use with Ease
It can be tedious to keep folders organized on your network. You will need to organize them yourself, save archives in safe places, and manually save files in the correct folder. Cloud storage ensures your data is safe and allows you to move folders to archives easily without having to search for storage availability.
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2. Increased Bandwidth Capabilities
Your bandwidth is likely to be one of your speed bottlenecks. File transfer speeds are limited by the bandwidth available to you, including switches, server-NICs and cables. Cloud storage allows you to send files over the Internet using your ISP which typically has more bandwidth than most businesses.
Your files are stored on the cloud provider servers which have the best technology for large bandwidth. Data transmission speeds are fast when data needs to be moved between storage devices and servers. Cloud storage’s slow bandwidth will ensure that there are no bottlenecks.
3. Access Data Anywhere, Easily
Let’s suppose you want to move your office to another location. It is important to move your storage and devices carefully. You will need backups in case your hard drive is damaged or fails during the move.
Cloud storage makes it possible to transfer data from anywhere. You can access your network from anywhere, and perform an emergency transfer of data to a backup to your local network. Cloud storage accounts are easy to access and available.
4. Disaster Recovery Made Easier
Everyone panics when disaster strikes, whether it’s floods or security breaches. Cloud storage makes it super easy to pull data from cloud storage and replace it with what you have lost. This greatly reduces IT staff stress. It also reduces the time required to restore data.
Imagine your business is in trouble and you need to quickly recover using a disaster recovery plan. Cloud storage is easy to use. All you need is an internet connection to download the data you need. Your IT team doesn’t have to worry about backups because the cloud storage is always available. No problem if the network goes down. Log in to another ISP to download your files. Cloud storage helps reduce stress and time during a disaster.
5. Organizations can save time and money
The cloud’s cost savings are one of its greatest advantages. IT equipment can be expensive. You will need to invest thousands of dollars in storage and network equipment to have a fully functional backup system. Cloud providers let you lease the resources that you use, so you pay only for what you actually use, and not for future needs.
Pay-as-you go allows you to scale up or down according to your resource requirements. You can also downgrade to save money during slower times.
Cloud storage is something you should consider if you haven’t yet. Amazon Web Services is one of the providers that offers a free month so you can test it before you commit to the architecture. Even if you only use it for a month you will see how the cloud storage service works for you.
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