It’s important to know what you should be looking for in a service, especially so with cloud storage. There are a ton of review sites out there, each with its own list of best providers; but really there are only a few things you really need to take into consideration when you’re looking for a cloud provider. An article from ADI News takes a look at the things that should factor into your cloud decision.
First off, you’re going to want to take a look at your bandwidth and storage options. You’ll want to pick a provider that allows you to store everything you need on the cloud, with no hidden bandwidth caps to keep you from accessing your data if you need it. And, of course, all of this will have to come at a price you or your organization can live with. Assuming you’ve found a provider like that, you’ll want to take a hard look at what additional services they offer beyond simple storage. Do you get automatic backups? Can you specify to backup your whole system, or are you limited to a single folder?
Beyond those, your biggest concerns are support and accessibility. A good provider is going to allow you to access your data from anywhere you can connect to the Internet, and on any device you choose to do so – desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile. And, when you are occasionally unable to connect, you should be able to get in contact with someone quickly to resolve the problem.
Then, of course, you’ve got to look at security. We talk about security a lot on this blog, as you may have noticed, but that’s not just because we like to brag about ourselves: It’s actually really important. Whether it’s your precious memories or business documents you’re storing, there’s no need for prying eyes to have access, no? Best then to go with a provider that gives you world-class security: the type of encryption banks and intelligence agencies use, you know?