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There are lots of cloud storage providers on the Net and many new are being introduced over the past few months. Some of these services are becoming really popular. It is not an easy task to choose a good cloud storage system for your company from this wide range of options available.
What is cloud?
The term “cloud” is used as a metaphor for the Internet. Cloud computing provides resources without requiring users to know the location of infrastructure. Cloud storage has the same characteristics as cloud computing. It is networked online storage where data is stored on virtualized pools of storage. It is made up of many distributed resources, but acts as a single resource.1
Advantages of Cloud Storage.
- Pay only for the storage you use.
- No need to install storage devices in your own space.
- Immediate access to a broad range of resources and applications
- The service provider takes care of maintenance tasks.
- Highly fault tolerant
- High levels of availability.
How to select the right cloud storage provider
A small business may be looking just for file sharing, but a larger business may want more services like backup, versioning etc.. But everyone should look for security, flexibility and availability. You will need to do your own research by checking service marketplaces and reading product reviews online.
There is an easier and better way to do this. Top10CloudStorage.com is a great resource for finding cloud backup reviews and all other information about cloud storage. They make it so easy to choose a cloud storage provider fitting your budget and needs.
Top 10 Cloud Storage is created by a group of webmasters and technically savvy individuals. It helps you exploring Cloud Storage Providers, discovering what users say about them, and finding out pricing models suitable for your business. Their top 10 cloud storage list and cloud servers list are live representation of what the consumer regard the best product. There is a cloud storage comparison table available for easily comparing features and prices of different service providers. You can go to pages dedicated for each provider and see reviews and ratings.
If you are about to choose a cloud storage provider for your business, look no further.
- Cloud Storage – Wikipedia [↩]
Thanks Jason for the read! I’m thinking about getting one of my clients a NAS device for their data but was relunctant! After your read, I think I might just do that. Also thinking about converting their servers into virtual as well.
March 24, 2012 at 4:35 am Joselyn Margel
Relevant post and good timing :)
This helped. Thanks for putting it up.
March 10, 2012 at 12:09 pm AJ