The Advantages Of Using Cloud Storage Solutions

The Advantages Of Using Cloud Storage Solutions

Cloud Storage Solutions

If you need to back up the files that you have in your computer, you may want to make use of the power of the internet to store and back up your data. With cloud storage service providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Mega, it is now easier than ever to have a digital storage on the internet. Although you still have the option to use traditional means of backing up files using CDs, hard drives and flash disks, there are several conveniences offered by cloud storage solution that you may want to benefit from.

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Here are several advantages to using cloud storage solutions:

  • You Get Storage Space that Grows with You Needs

Unlike with directly using hardware for storing your data, the capacity of your cloud storage can be easily adjusted depending on your needs. You can choose a storage allocation according to the amount and type of files that you intend to store online. If you only need to store some of your PDF documents, you only need a small storage space which may not even necessitate you paying for the service. This is because most cloud service storage providers offer free storage space for their users. If you will be storing bigger files such as videos and photos, however, you may have to upgrade your account so you can get bigger storage allocation. The best thing about cloud storage service is that it can accommodate you regardless of the amount of space that you need. You can easily upgrade your storage account anytime you have outgrown the basic storage allocation that you have. This saves you from the hassles and costs of upgrading your hardware systems to accommodate your changing and growing demands for digital storage.

  • Save Money

One reason people are switching to cloud services is that they can save money when they avail of services that are powered by the internet. The VoIP PBX service offered by RingCentral, for example, is cost effective because it taps the power of the internet to connect calls. The same goes true with cloud storage. You get to save money when you use the internet to save copies of your data. There are several ways cloud storage services help you save money. One is that it eliminates the need for you to use hardware for storing your data. You no longer have to purchase, maintain and upgrade computer systems, hard drives, and CDs just so you can have your data backed up. Another way cloud storage solution can help you save money is that you can use the service for free. As long as you do not need more than the free storage space allowance allocated to you by your provider, you can use cloud storage services for free.  The free storage space is often enough for most individual users. Users of Google Drive can store thousands of documents and PDF files with their free 15 GB allowance. Users of Mega.co.nz, on the other hand, can save several photo albums and even movie length videos in their cloud storage account with their 50 GB of free storage space.

  • You can Easily Access Your Files Whenever You Need Them

Say goodbye to the unwanted consequences of leaving your USB drive behind. With cloud storage services, it is now easier for you to access your files even if you do not have your laptop or USB drive with you.  As long as you have an internet connection, you can access and even edit the files that you have stored on the cloud using any computer, smartphone or mobile computing device.

By Michelle Simpson

Michelle is a full-time professional editor that focuses on online writing services, specialized in the field of technology like RingCentral phone service providers, business and current trends in the industry.

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