Technology is advancing at such a rapid rate no one would believe that there was a point where the computer itself was so big it occupied an entire room.
This was just a couple of decades ago and we have moved so far that computers have become so portable they fit into our pockets (considering the smartphone).
The option to store information has also evolved into what is now known as Cloud Backup management.
What is cloud storage?
Cloud storage is a simple concept that enables you to save your priceless data without needing the hardware and having to deal with managing and maintaining data integration systems. This is made possible because the Internet makes it possible for anyone to access information from virtually anywhere at any time.
The following are the benefits of having a secure Cloud Backup Management system:
Cost-effectiveness: Cloud data backup enables you to share files with anyone by using a remote server that is maintained off-site. Off-line cloud backup systems also enable you to store very large files that would otherwise clog your own system up were you to keep data saving devices physically. You don’t have the hassle of having to ensure the integrity of your system by paying it management fees to have someone look or maintain your data storage devices.
Accessibility: Cloud data backup makes it easier to share information with as many people as you need to regardless of where in the world they may happen to be. It is quite useful for organizations who have employees who travel or work off-site, as well as companies that have bases in more than one country. The ability to synchronize folders makes data integration from different sources not just possible but quite easy too. Which means employees can work on the same file independently even on small devices like smart phones or tablets. The beauty is everything is accessible independently from whatever the operating system of the device being used.
Efficiency: An efficient backup system ensures that you can get whatever you need to get without wasting time. Your resources will go to those things that are important to you like downloading and uploading files, emailing or sharing information online in any way.
Scalability: Cloud data backup management is scalable, you can start small at the beginning of a business and you can opt for minimum storage to begin with and then scale up when your data storage needs grow. Switching to bigger and better service is important. This means your data needs can finally meet your pocket. You will only pay for the storage you need not for anything else that has nothing to do with data or storage. You will not be paying for more staff or more equipment in order to have the storage space.
Safety: There is nothing as devastating as losing your data on something like a freak fire or an unexplained leak. Cloud storage is not only efficient data storage but it requires 30% less energy to run servers and devices. This means that you will not only be run a safer more efficient data storage system but it will be a greener system.
Deney Dentel is the CEO at Nordisk Systems, Inc., a managed Nexenta business partner and cloud computing service provider company in Portland, OR. Deney is the only localised and authorised IBM business partner in Pacific Northwest. You can also follow him on LinkedIn.