- Economy. We looked above at how much is needed to store client data with us securely. The company bears all these costs and often decreases when moving to the cloud, especially if you need the ability to increase in volume as the amount of data proliferates and stable access to information. Implementing this on your server is very expensive.
- Reliability and safety. Clouds are maintained by engineers with experience operating these types of systems. They have already eaten the dog on the administration of such systems and know this area much better than any administrator who can be hired from the street. Cloud provider administrators are constantly improving their systems and eliminating the risk of others gaining access to your data.
- Flexibility in cost management. You can rent the required volume and return the excess when the need has disappeared, paying, in fact, only for the time the provider uses the disk space. Today you need 2 TB – pay. Tomorrow is not necessary – disconnect and do not pay.
- Backup. It is easier and cheaper to set up data backup in the cloud; providers distribute copies to different data centers, so you will not lose anything you have saved.
How To Use Cloud Storage
First, you need to understand what data and what format you will store. Sometimes this question is not easy to answer – you need to consult with your engineers properly. Or ask the provider – the technical support of such companies can help with the move.
After that, you need to work with IT specialists on using the cloud – what is stored?
Who has access to what, and how to set everything up. It is helpful to allocate a separate storage system for tests, production data, and copies. Yes, clouds are reliable, but you or your colleagues can, for example, accidentally erase your data – this also happens. You can organize a system for placing versions and backups in this case.
After that, we start working and monitoring the cloud’s amount of data. It becomes crowded – we buy more from a power provider or set up automatic scaling to receive resources as soon as needed.
It’s much easier than fiddling with iron servers and hard drives!