Cloud storage is a new and dynamic way of changing the way we think about our data.
Data backup has always been around even since the fifties when the first punch cards were introduced to industry. What followed was decades of advents to the backup world, seeing the likes of magnetic tapes, floppy discs, CD’s and so forth, being introduced to businesses and the public.
One thing that cloud storage is often described as being is a combination of all of the above methods—except also being nothing like them at all. This is because even though it does utilise a storage device, it doesn’t actually require users to carry their data on their person at any time.
This is possible because cloud storage takes care of a user’s data on its own servers. Once stored, it is kept indefinitely (unless the user wishes to delete it), which is why the words ‘peace of mind’ are often associated with cloud storage.
And so once stored, a user can relax. Their data is safe and cannot be lost. Perfect. But what about backing up new files? Well, this isn’t a problem either. Cloud storage backs up new files automatically, and even backs up new versions of old files which have already been stored.
Its ultimate advantage over traditional backup solutions, though, is of course its ability to offer anywhere access. So whether a user is in any state of the US or abroad at any location (provided they have an internet ready device), there is never a problem when it comes to data access.