What is Cloud Storage?
Cloud storage is the ability to store files / data in a facility other than your own on-premises systems. It gives a business the ability again to backup or just expand their storage systems without incurring the whole cost of maintaining the new systems. Cloud storage also gives the business the ability to access their data anywhere from the internet regardless of where they are or device they are using. As with all cloud-based systems you can add resources when needed, which is always a plus in a world that is creating more & more files from someone movie collection to a small business that uses a podcast to get their message out to employees or customers.
Reliable and secure object storage
Transition to lower-cost classes easily
Configure your data with Object Lifecycle Management (OLM) to automatically transition to lower-cost storage classes when it meets the criteria you specify, such as when it reaches a certain age or when you’ve stored a newer version of the data.
Multiple redundancy options
Cloud Storage has an ever-growing list of storage bucket locations where you can store your data with multiple automatic redundancy options. Whether you are optimizing for split-second response time or creating a robust disaster recovery plan, customize where and how you store your data.
Easily transfer data to Cloud Storage
Storage Transfer Service and Transfer Service for on-premises data offer two highly performant, online pathways to Cloud Storage—both with the scalability and speed you need to simplify the data transfer process. For offline data transfer, our Transfer Appliance is a shippable storage server that sits in your datacenter and then ships to an ingest location where the data is uploaded to Cloud Storage.
Storage classes for any workload
Save costs without sacrificing performance by storing data across different storage classes. You can start with a class that matches your current use, then reconfigure for cost savings.
Standard Storage: Good for “hot” data that are accessed frequently, including websites, streaming videos, and mobile apps.
Nearline Storage: Low cost. Good for data that can be stored for at least 30 days, including data backup and long-tail multimedia content.
Coldline Storage: Very low cost. Good for data that can be stored for at least 90 days, including disaster recovery.
Archive Storage: Lowest cost. Good for data that can be stored for at least 365 days, including regulatory archives.
The best benefits for cloud storage
USABILITY & ACCESSIBILITY
Easily drag and drop the files in the Cloud Storage. Save all your files and data in the cloud, no technical knowledge is required. Stored files can be easily accessed from anywhere with just a few clicks.
Always have a backup plan in case of an emergency. Cloud Storage is the perfect backup plan. These files are stored at a remote location and can be retrieved at any time.
Data stored in the Storage Cloud is safe. Server data is distributed across redundant servers and the data stored in the cloud is safeguard against any type of hardware failure.
Cloud Storage technology takes the annoying task of data backups. This feature will auotmatically backup your data regularly.
Cloud Storage is ideal for collaboration purposes. This environment enables multiple people to access, edit, and collaborate on a single file or document.
A storage package can always be adjusted to meet your growing business.