Cloud storage is a term people have become more familiar with in the last couple of years, but what exactly is it?
When a company or persons data is stored and accessible from multiple locations this makes up a cloud. The files are stored in a data centre by a hosting company, which normally spans multiple servers and locations. Your data can then be accessed from any device with internet access at any time.
The benefits of Cloud storage over hardware storage includes;
- Greater accessibility and reliability across a range of devices, and for multiple people
- Fast access to files
- Strong protection for data backup
- Easy recovery of files due to remote backups of data
- Low storage costs