Cloud Backup Offers Incredible Flexible Storage Capacity

by | Feb 27, 2015 | Business Continuity

Storage Capacity In The Cloud Grows With Your Business

One of the biggest questions companies face when devising a data backup system is how much storage capacity to get. An effective storage solution must not only have room for the company’s current data, but also have plenty of space for future accumulation. Therefore, the company will try to predict how much room they’ll need in the future, after more transactions have been recorded and more customers have been entered into the system. Alas, these guesses are often wrong. This can lead to critical capacity shortages if the guess is low, and if the guess is high, it causes the firm to end up paying for more storage space than is actually needed.

The way to avoid these problems is to use cloud backup. With cloud backup, storage capacity is flexible. A cloud backup account is set up with a particular amount of capacity, but if the company’s needs change, making adjustments is as easy as logging into the management screen. This ensures that there will always be enough storage space available, and just as importantly, allows customers to avoid paying for more than they need.

This is possible because cloud backup puts saved data into a dedicated data center with many servers. Parceling out more space doesn’t require purchasing extra machines or doing extra coding. Services like ours use software that easily adds or subtracts space on these servers as needed, so making adjustments is a snap.

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Another important factor to consider when choosing storage capacity how long it takes to restore lost data when needed. The faster your data can be restored, the faster your business will get back to normal after a catastrophe. Our cloud backup software can pull data down from the cloud and get everything back to normal within minutes. Further, we can virtualize backed up systems in the cloud within minutes if your local server fails. Using cloud backup also ensures that the backed-up data won’t be destroyed by whatever catastrophe affected the original information. This is an essential layer of extra security for any backup system.

To learn more about how cloud backup keeps up with your storage capacity requirements and ensures the safety of your data, just contact us. We’ll be glad to explain everything and get you set up with the right storage solution for your needs.

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.