Now, cloud computing may seem that it is the way to go and the most efficient storage system ever to be created, but for companies and everyday users, cloud computing may not be your best option. Why?
- Cloud computing and storage is expensive
It doesn’t matter if you’re a million pound business, or just someone looking for a way to store and retrieve their data easily, cloud storage is expensive. You may say that Google Drive is free, but there are limitations: for one, the upload and download speeds are painstakingly awful. Just a single video file, can take up to 20-30 minutes to upload. If you really want quick, while simple cloud storage, you’re going to have to pay.
- Servers go down
Let’s be honest, you must have seen one of your favourite go down. Whether if it’s a fault with the drives, network or anything really, possibly even a storm, it will go down. Just because you’re paying, doesn’t mean this won’t happen to your cloud storage. Now, I know that if you store it at home or in your building, those things could happen, but it’s your data, so you’re data is priority. If you are using cloud storage, there aren’t thousands or millions of other people’s data that need to be saved. It’s just you meaning you can try and save your data quickly.ss
But, are there any reasons you should go cloud? Yes, have a look:
- You haven’t got to worry
If the servers go down, it won’t be your problem and you can let the company providing your service do the hard work for you, bringing back up the servers. Yes you could have staff on hand to do this, but this only happens a bit, so you won’t be unnecessarily hiring staff to fix the servers when they aren’t down. If the power’s down, UPSs (Power supply generators, a.k.a. fancy batteries for computers) are there, but you don’t have to buy them. They just keep the power on until they get backed up
- It’s super easy and efficient
Let’s be honest, if you have ever user cloud computing before, you must have that feeling, that it’s just so easy. Upload, download, done. That’s cloud computing. On-site storage, though. That’s: set it up, have problems, fix it, upload, problems, download, problems… With cloud storage it truly is a breeze to use.