September 4, 2014 - Top 5 Benefits of Cloud Storage and Backup

Top-5-Benefits-of-Cloud-Storage-and-BackupMany businesses are using the cloud for storage and backup. Cloud storage is nothing but a remote storage location which can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. Apart from increasing efficiency and reducing costs, cloud storage offers many benefits such as:

Easy Access to Information

Nowadays, there are more devices being used on a daily basis, and managing data between each of these devices can be a cumbersome process. Once data is stored in the cloud, it can be accessed from any device with an internet connection, including mobiles, tablets and laptops.

Cost Effective

Cloud is usually very cost effective to use, maintain and upgrade as it is typically pay-as-you-go, and there’s no need for any capital expenditure. Additionally, cloud computing is much faster to deploy, so the project start-up costs are minimal and operating costs are predictable.

File Sharing & Collaboration

Cloud computing improves collaboration by allowing all employees to collaborate in real time irrespective of their location. File sharing becomes easier across the organization, by providing links or even direct access to cloud storage from where files can easily be downloaded or edited.

Scalability

With cloud storage, you only pay for what you use without having to predict how much storage space will be needed later. As a result, you can avoid paying for extra storage space that you won’t actually use. Storage space can be scaled up or down based on the demand of storage or based on scale to support very high requests, and the resources available can be adjusted through cloud storage providers. The performance of the storage can be adjusted on the type of workloads and request rates.

Backup and Recovery

Backing up and restoring data that is stored in the cloud is relatively much easier and less time consuming than restoring the same data that is stored on-premise. Usually, the process of backing up and restoring information is handled by the cloud service provider. This makes the entire cycle of backup and recovery much simpler when compared to traditional methods of data storage.

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Satyendra Pasalapudi
Satyendra is the Associate Practice Director, Infrastructure Managed Services at Apps Associates and handles strategic initiatives in cloud and big data. He has over 15 years of diverse international experience in the IT industry and is an accomplished database professional, author, and speaker. Satyendra is an Oracle ACE and the Co-founder & Vice President of the All India Oracle Users Group (AIOUG) and is a frequent speaker at various Oracle conferences. Satyendra has bootstrapped various Strategic Business Units in his career and has worked with APTS, Pointsoft, Kenexa, Dell and Megasoft before joining Apps Associates.

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