Want to know more about cloud storage? Check out this post to find the options available to you.
What is cloud storage?
Firstly, what is it?
According to Wikipedia, cloud storage is “a model of computer data storage in which the digital data is stored in logical pools, said to be on ‘the cloud’. The physical storage spans multiple servers, and the physical environment is typically owned and managed by a hosting company.”
Secondly, does your company need it? Consider some of the below advantages.
- Remote work: The past year highlighted the importance of this availability. Cloud storage allows all your employees secure access to company files no matter where they’re working from.
- Protection: Cloud storage isn’t considered a true back up, but it does a great job protecting your files.
- Security: Over half of cyber attacks target small businesses. Most storages offer robust security as one way to protect yourself against hackers.
- Cost effective: Get the ease of paying $5-$15 a month per employee without the hassle of owning and maintaining a server.
- Productivity: Cloud storage doesn’t shut down. Moreover, that means your employees can work in different time zones without worrying about accessibility.
Cloud Storage Options
Finally, there’s a lot of storage options available to you. Check out some of these suggestions, and after that, read more about them here.
- Advanced storage: Egnyte
- Microsoft 365 customers: OneDrive
- Collaboration: Citrix
- Integration: Dropbox
- Small teams: iDrive
- Searching: BigMIND
- Secure workflows: box
- Advanced security: Jungle Disk
- Google workspace customers: Google Drive Enterprise
- Cheaper version of Amazon S3: Wasabi
In conclusion, the best option for your business will depend on what you’re looking for.
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