What is cloud storage? Well according to Techopedia, cloud storage is a cloud computing model in which data is stored on remote servers accessed from the internet, or “cloud.” It is maintained, operated and managed by a cloud storage service provider on storage servers that are built on virtualization techniques. Now that we know what it means, next thing we are going to tell you about are the pros and cons of cloud storage.
One provider is Hitachi ICT. They identify and suggest opportunities for you to improve your business via cloud solutions, then supervise the migration with utmost care. If you are looking for a good private cloud solution, you should definitely check them out at their website here: http://www.hitachi.com.sg/ict-solutions/solutions/ict-infrastructure/virtual-infrastructure/
In an article by Baiju NT, we are going to read about five advantages and disadvantages of cloud storage.
5 advantages and disadvantages of Cloud Storage
Cloud Storage is a service where data is remotely maintained, managed, and backed up. The service allows the users to store files online, so that they can access them from any location via the Internet. According to a recent survey conducted with more than 800 business decision makers and users worldwide, the number of organizations gaining competitive advantage through high cloud adoption has almost doubled in the last few years and by 2017, the public cloud services market is predicted to exceed $244 billion. Now, let’s look into some of the advantages and disadvantages of Cloud Storage.
Advantages of Cloud Storage
- Usability:All cloud storage services reviewed in this topic have desktop folders for Mac’s and PC’s. This allows users to drag and drop files between the cloud storage and their local storage.
- Bandwidth:You can avoid emailing files to individuals and instead send a web link to recipients through your email. Read more here.
According to the article, cloud storage has both an advantage and a disadvantage when it comes to usability, bandwidth, and accessibility. Say for example, the accessibility; you can easily access your data using the internet, but you cannot do so without an internet connection. Anyways, there are more pros and cons of cloud storage and Episerver will tell us about that.
The Pros and Cons of Cloud Storage
Almost anyone you talk to who works in technology is using or exploring how to use the cloud. In the past few years, the cloud has gone mainstream, providing a range of solutions for end users and consumers of all types.
If you own a smartphone, (and who doesn’t these days?) much of your content is already in the cloud. It’s the reason you are able to download the music, contacts, videos, and so on, from your smartphones, tablets, and computers.
While there are many ways to use the cloud, they really boil down to two core use cases:
A consumer who stores personnel data such as files, images, videos, and synchronizes to other devices from anywhere through some apps.
An Entrepreneur hosts their apps in the cloud and consumes components and services from cloud providers, such as computing (Virtual Machines), database, and storage, and so on. Read more here.
There are several pros and cons mentioned in the article but they have also given us some important points that we should consider when thinking about cloud storage for your website. They are: Specifically where will your data be more secure? On your servers or in the cloud? And do you want to choose an approach that will ensure you aren’t locked in to a specific vendor.
If you want more of the pros and cons of cloud storage, then let us read Paul Rudo’s article below.
Pros & Cons Of Cloud Storage
Businesses are definitely moving more towards the cloud for their business needs, especially for data storage. The cloud platform offers convenient and efficient access to storage space, which would otherwise have been difficult for any business to mobilize. However, as with any other technology, the cloud is not without its own set of disadvantages. Before opting for this technology, it is important to understand the pros and cons of storing data in the cloud.
Pros of cloud storage
- Cost effective: The biggest advantage in favor of outsourcing your data storage needs to cloud hosting service providers is that you save a lot of money. With cloud services, you can avoid investing in expensive storage equipment and you save money by not having to hire specialists to maintain your data and equipment. Moreover, you also free up your existing resources to concentrate on growing your business.
- Convenient and easily accessible: Businesses can enjoy extremely convenient and easily accessible storage solutions which were not possible with traditional solutions. In other words, you do not have to go through the trouble of creating or maintaining storage space for your data. Moreover, you can access your data, even when on the move, and from anywhere. Read more here.
So according to the article the biggest advantage of cloud storage is that it is cost effective. On the other hand, one of the concerns with cloud storage involves security. You’re sharing the same space with other companies which give you less control and less security of your data. So when deciding of availing of a cloud storage, you must have a good knowledge of their advantages and disadvantages.