Transitioning your organization to utilize cloud storage provides a multitude of benefits:
With the cloud, you do not need to purchase hardware, allocate additional capital for doomsday scenarios, or worry about additional storage. The provider takes care of these concerns. You can seamlessly add or remove capacity on-demand as opposed to purchasing new hardware. You can also tweak performance speeds and shift rarely accessed data to lower cost tiers, ensuring you pay only for the storage and speeds you require.
Cloud storage enables the necessary storage available at any time during development. Particularly during intense development cycles, IT teams should focus on solving complex application problems rather than managing storage last-minute.
Instead of utilizing traditional on-premises infrastructure, cloud storage can significantly cut energy consumption by up to 70%.
Instead of dedicating personnel and funds to storage maintenance tasks, you can offload issues to the cloud provider and free up resources.
If an organization seeks to retain some on-premises infrastructure, a mixture of on-premises and off-premises cloud storage can also be an option. You might want to implement a hybrid model for a multitude of reasons, including record retention laws, regulations, policies, disaster recovery, or continuity of operations.
The benefits of cloud storage also include durability. Cloud providers offer storage capacity significantly faster than on-premises environments. They allow you to replicate data between regions at high speeds all while ensuring virtually constant uptime and availability.
With cloud storage’s ever-growing list of storage bucket locations, enterprises can store data in multiple locations automatically. Redundancy ensures fast response times, solid data disaster recovery plans, and ample backups.