Posted on July 15, 2018
Using a third party cloud storage provider can give businesses the ability to have unlimited amounts of storage.
The underlying principle is simple: the third party supplier manages your data off-site and you are still able to access your data 24/7 through the internet.
We understand that moving your applications over to a third party cloud provider can be a big decision for many businesses. So we have outlined 5 top benefits of using a third party cloud storage provider:
Using a third party for your cloud can give you significantly more flexibility and scalability than in-house solutions. For example, if you run an e-commerce store that has peaks in traffic (i.e. Christmas) using a cloud solution allows you to scale your storage levels up or down depending on demand.
2) Financial benefits
Migrating your business to the cloud can help reduce your business running costs as well as eliminate the majority of your IT infrastructure costs, as these would all be managed by your third party provider. Most cloud solutions are run on a storage level rating, which means that you only pay for the storage that you use. This can help many businesses as your storage needs can change from one month to the next.
3) Disaster Recovery (DS)
With a third party cloud storage provider, you will no longer have to worry about business downtime. Data on the cloud is accessible 24/7, so if you’re unlucky enough to have a business disaster (server crashes, fire, electrical fault) your data will be safe and accessible within minutes.
4) Support with a third party provider
You are guaranteed continued support from the experts. You will be able to better manage upgrades and fixes with the flexibility to do these outside of business hours and effectively manage your storage levels at the touch of a button.
5) Future-proof your business
Choose a third party provider who allows you to try out the cloud and see how it works for your business. This gives you the flexibility to implement efficient infrastructure within your business without having to heavily invest in the supporting technology.
To find out more about how SIRE can help you manage your data and to help you identify which cloud server is suitable for your business needs, contact us here.