Cloud Storage: Looking Beyond The Bottom Line
There is more value to cloud storage than meets the eye
By: Nicos Vekiarides
Aug. 16, 2012 10:00 AM
Cost reduction is often perceived as the most compelling adoption driver for new technologies. However, in many cases, looking beyond bottom line benefits often uncovers additional intrinsic value.
Such is the case for cloud storage. While frequently touted benefits of cloud storage include cost savings, maintenance reduction and better utilization of IT resources, there is actually more to the value equation than meets the eye.
An important, but perhaps less touted, benefit of cloud storage is the ability to store more of an organization’s data securely online, rather than to less accessible and reliable tape or external media. This added benefit can translate into operational improvements for businesses that extend beyond cost-cutting, including:
Keep in mind, cloud storage should be deployed with an appropriate security framework using strong encryption of data allowing only the user/owner to manage the keys. While security fears are frequently voiced around consumer-grade cloud storage services, cloud storage gateways that implement enterprise-class security are proving that cloud storage can be just as secure, if not more so, than local storage and even simpler to deploy.
When considering cloud storage, think beyond just cost savings and consider the benefits of keeping more of your data online.
Reader Feedback: Page 1 of 1
Latest Cloud Developer Stories
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
Most Read This Week