Features of Cloud Storage

Cloud storage consists of using remote servers accessible via the Internet to save company data.

Synchronization with workstations allows automated recording of document changes in real time.

How cloud storage works?

Cloud storage is the complete outsourcing of the IT infrastructure dedicated to the storage of company data. Remote servers are rented from specialized service providers based on two main criteria: storage capacity and bandwidth for transfers.

With this type of computer backup, you save on capital expenses, which are replaced by operating expenses. Instead of buying storage units and hosting the data in-house, you get computing power (expressed in GB or TB) made available to you in exchange for a monthly or annual subscription.

Cloud storage:

Cloud storage is becoming increasingly popular with businesses and freelancers because of the benefits it brings:

Cloud storage is controllable from any device connected to the internet: desktop or laptop computers, touch tablets, smartphones, etc. A centralized administration console facilitates the management of terminals for large accounts.

Unlike traditional hosting offers, you don’t have to make a special request to the provider to change your offer or wait for a change. In a few clicks, you can change your subscription formula and the request is taken into account instantly.

The service is payable on a per-use basis, you only use the storage capacity needed by your company at the time. It is not necessary to oversize the servers in relation to your needs in anticipation of their future use.

Three main types of cloud storage services

The Iaas service => You rent one or more remote servers on which you install the operating system and application software of your choice. This is the closest solution to data centers and internal storage servers.

The Paas service => The operating system and some computer tools are pre-installed by the provider who ensures their maintenance, but you keep the possibility of adding third party applications from other providers if you wish.

The SaaS service => All applications (email, customer relationship manager) are controlled and updated by the provider who often offers them for free, however the configurations are more limited than with the previous solutions.

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