Cloud storage means “the storage of digital data in logical pools ” wherein a company’s data is stored and accessible from multiple, distributed and connected resources that comprise a cloud.
When it comes to storing data, cloud storage is quickly becoming the method of choice. Storing files remotely rather than locally boasts an array of advantages for home, business and academic purposes.
Not sure what cloud storage can do for you?
Here are the top 7 reasons to give your external hard drive the boot in favor of online storage services:
Concealed: Cloud storage requires no physical storage. Backups are stored in a secure location that allows for the content to be removed from its original space in the device.
Safeguarded: Storing private information locally is not as safe as it would be to store it privately on a remote cloud service. The data is encrypted both during transmission and while at rest, ensuring no unauthorized users can access the files
Collaboration: When working as a team that is in different geographic locations, clouding allows for all team members to edit and collaborate on a single file or document. This eliminates worries about tracking the latest version or who made what changes.
Syncing: Clouding ensures your files are automatically updated across all of your devices. This way, the latest version of a file you saved on your desktop is available on your smartphone.
Automation: The biggest issue most consumers and businesses have with backing up is following through; it simply just doesn’t get done. Online storage services make the tedious process of backing up easy to accomplish through automation. You simply select what and when you want to back up, and the service does the rest.
Protection: Cloud storage serves as an added layer of data protect.
Recovery: In the event of catastrophic data loss, you’ll have backups of all your original files so you can restore them with zero downtime.
Regardless of what you may want to store from images, PDF’s, videos to tons of text — cloud storage found in applications such as Lightbulb provide a myriad of advantages for personal, professional and educational files.
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By: Tshwanelo Fokazi
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