3 Excellent Reasons to Use Cloud Services Providers

by | Feb 29, 2016 | Business Continuity, Cloud & Hosting

The reasons why cloud services providers are the way to go for your business.

If you run a small business, you may just be getting to the point of wondering what to do with all of your data. You certainly can’t just store it on individual computers. You may have narrowed it down to either storing it with cloud services providers, or keeping it on your own servers. Here are three reasons that cloud service providers that offer data storage are definitely the way to go.

Less expensive

The cloud almost always costs less than any similar option. This is because, when the cloud is utilized, multiple parties are able to share the same resources, only paying for them once. The typical small business needs to save all the money they can. The cloud is a great way to start.

Expandability

When you build your own servers, you build a limit. Only  a certain amount of data can be stored in that system. Once it is filled, you have to buy another entire server. This can be expensive and tricky, especially if the upgrade comes at a difficult time. On the other hand, the cloud is easily expandable, a little at a time. Because there’s always more space out there, whenever you run out, instead of creating more, you just borrow a little more of someone else’s.

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Automatically backed up

The rule of backups says that all data should be stored in at least three places, one of which should be off-site. If you maintain your own servers, this means that you actually have to maintain three sets. However, when you store data on the cloud with a reputable company, everything is automatically backed up.

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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.

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