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5 Benefits Of Using Cloud Storage To Store Business Data

 

The cloud is here to stay. Individuals, small businesses, and large corporations are fast turning to cloud data centres to store huge chunks of their data.


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While this shift to the cloud is largely driven by cost-saving benefits, there are many other reasons for businesses to utilise cloud storage.

We look at some of the ways embracing cloud storage can benefit your business.

High Availability

Cloud services are designed to store data without any delays and high data throughput. This ensures a free flow of traffic and ease of accessibility to files, allowing users to access their content from any device wherever they are located as long as they’re connected to the internet.

Moreover, the cloud provides storage systems to ensure that your files are backed up and you can access them at any time even if you lose your device or your computer malfunctions.

Cost-Effectiveness

Storing your data in the cloud allows businesses to cut costs involved in acquiring internal resources and IT infrastructure. Some cloud storage services give users the option of paying for storage services on a pay-as-you-go basis. Others offer lifetime affordable storage options for both individuals and small businesses.

Scalability

Whether your business needs to handle sudden spikes in data, or scale up or down at any point, you can maximise cloud storage services to make the required adjustments on-demand, at the touch of a button.

Ease, Efficiency, And Productivity

Businesses that outsource storage to cloud platforms don’t have to deal with purchasing, provisioning, and maintaining IT infrastructure. Not only does this save cost, but it also allows these businesses to focus their time and energy on other vital operations. Migrating to the cloud ensures about a 90% reduction in energy (electricity) consumption compared to a traditional IT environment.

Security

Although storing data in the cloud often leads to security concerns, this is fast becoming a thing of the past with the rise of reliable cloud vendors such as Amazon Web Services, Azure, and Google Cloud.

These vendors do a good job of creating a reliable and secure platform for storing your data. Leaving your data storage to members of your team can be risky, particularly if they lack the specialised knowledge and expertise that notable cloud vendors possess.

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