Do You Know the Incredible Advantage of Cloud Computing?

by | Jan 22, 2014 | Business Continuity, Cloud & Hosting

Are you aware that one of the greatest advantage of cloud computing is scalability (and file versioning)?

The most beneficial advantage of cloud computing, in comparison to traditional backup methods, is its scalability. When businesses need to add more storage, it’s both simple and cheap when using cloud storage. In other cases, the sheer amount of space that cloud storage provides can be beneficial for businesses in high risk industries.

Take for example businesses that are constantly updating their information and files. When space is limited, businesses generally choose to overwrite files, rather than create new files. Although this saves room for other data, it doesn’t allow much room for error. If a business overwrites a crucial document and makes a mistake, it can’t access the previous, correct information. Instead, it has to start from scratch and try to recover the data.

recent Business News Daily article discusses this problem and how cloud storage solves it. According to the article, cloud storage services provide enough storage to save multiple files, rather than forcing businesses to overwrite existing documents:

“With a service that supports file versioning, you can edit worry-free. Services with this feature don’t overwrite your old files when you make changes. Instead, they save multiple versions of your files so you can retrieve the old copies later. That could be a lifesaver for business users who need to retrieve important data that have been overwritten… Even if a file is deleted, most services allow you to retrieve it.”

For this reason among several others, cloud storage is a cost-effective alternative to traditional data backup methods. In this situation, businesses will save the time and money it costs to replaced the lost documents. Instead of wasting time on retrieving old information, businesses can move forward with their operations without any hiccups.

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Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.