Cloud storage is an alternative way of storing data where an organization’s data is not stored on-site in data centers or individual servers, but on a number of virtual servers.


Cloud storage has become a very popular alternative to having an additional backup service. In case of data loss or problems with access to the data, the data can always be accessed in the cloud.


Benefits of cloud storage

Cloud storage is an easy way to gain additional storage capacity without investing large sums of money on building and maintaining storage facilities. The data center is not physically situated on the premises of your company, but storage capacity is available to virtually, via web applications, in the same way as if the servers were in your building.


The cost of cloud storage

Cloud Storage can be a very cost effective alternative for small and medium size enterprises. The storage costs of even large amounts of data are reduced compared to conventional data storage systems. With cloud storage, you only pay for the storage capacity you use.


Other advantages of cloud storage

Besides the benefits in terms of flexibility and cost, you won’t need to take care of the installation of hardware, technical problems, IT services and maintenance of the additional storage capacity. Also, you don’t have to invest in additional security systems, fire systems or special anti-virus software to protect the data center.