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Top Five Reasons to Consider Adopting Hybrid Cloud Storage

October 31, 2017 No Comments

Featured article by Jessica Anderson, Cybersecurity Enthusiast

Are you contemplating the benefits of hybrid cloud storage?

Then the answer could be to use both cloud storage and on-premise storage.

What is a hybrid cloud?

Hybrid storage is an online storage atmosphere. It gives you the benefits of both an on-premise service and a public storage cloud. It also has the flexibility for both platforms, which can be a huge advantage.

A lot of IT companies have already seen the benefit of making the move to cloud technology.

So if your business is like most others out there, then chances are you are already using at least some of your data and transferring into a private storage cloud.

At this point, depending on your usage, you may be wondering whether your company should employ hybrid storage.

If you are still not sure whether you should make use hybrid cloud storage., here are five excellent reasons how your business can benefit from it.

Easy access to data at any time with hybrid cloud storage solutions

Many companies prefer remote employees because they are easy to communicate with. It works for both parties as well, because you save time and money.

However, that also means that your remote employees should even have access to your company’s data. Regardless if they are in different countries, have different time zones, or they are using various devices to work. Being able to access data as needed and instructed is beneficial for better productivity and efficient time management.

Including a secure storage cloud solution can be the best way to ensure that your staff is always connected with company changes and have access to all kinds of data as needed.

It will also be a great addition to your business’s plans for growth in the long run.

Fast Data Recovery Options

What if an unexpected accident occurs in your office and you do not have extra copies of your data what will you do? If you have experienced a sudden hardware failure on any of your devices, then you should know how scary and annoying it is to lose millions of precious files.

With a hybrid storage device, you can now be secured that your data is somewhere safe. You can also backup your data whenever the nerve strikes, which means that even if an accident happens around your office, your data is safe.

Secured data both on and off site

If your company still depends on in-house hardware to backup your data, then your business is probably in for a rude awakening. Your data can suffer from a data breach at any given time, and you need to be prepared especially if you have lots of valuable customer data stored.

Today, there are a lot of excellent data encryption tools that you can use for data security. Take note that your data will be better off in a cloud storage than in an external hard drive that is located on your premises where employees or cybercriminals can easily access it.

Making sure that your company is complying with the rules and regulations of your industry. With regards to safe storage of any customer information is critical for all business owners who want to mitigate their risks.

Online data storage can help you save money

Compared to an on-site storage device, the savings that you can gain from an online storage can be substantial. The money that you can be spending on external hard drives and CPU upgrades can outnumber the annual costs that you can be spending on a cloud storage service.

There are many services out there that can be charging less than you would be spending for an external hard drive. If you want something secure, this would be the best option for you.

Better scalability Options

While there may be no need for advanced storage data right now, making use of cloud storage and integrating it into your business plans, will help you scale your business up when the need arises.

Instead of worrying about the expenses that you will be getting from your in-house server, an online cloud management plan will allow you to grow your business with just a simple call to your cloud storage provider.

There are many benefits from a hybrid storage cloud solution

The five that we mentioned above are just some of the many reasons that business owners such as yourselves should be taking into consideration.

Regardless of your company’s size, security is still a significant part of your business that you should not be taking lightly. Data is essential for the future of your business. It is also crucial that you consider the impact of not having a hybrid storage cloud strategy in place.

In the long run, growth potential for your company can be at stake. The earlier that you recognize the need for a cloud data plan, the better the outcome for your business in the future.

We can guarantee that after deciding to switch to cloud storage, you will not be regretting it. Your data will be safe and secure from any threats you may encounter and you will sleep better at night.

Jessica Anderson is a cybersecurity enthusiast and writer who studied journalism at Rhodes University. She is working as Director of Public Relations in Phoenix NAP LLC.

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