Benefits of cloud storage

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When it comes to keeping your business' data safe and secure, the benefits of cloud storage outweigh those of any other storage option. Hard drives, USBs, CD-ROMs and other forms of local storage are all susceptible to loss or damage. Cloud storage is the only storage method that protects against natural disasters, hardware failure and even human error. 

Reasons to switch to the cloud

Of course, data protection isn't the only thing that makes cloud storage great for businesses. Here are five more reasons you should consider cloud storage for sensitive data: 

  1. Security: Along with protection from loss or damage, cloud storage providers typically offer security features such as 128 or 256 bit AES encryption for data in transit and at rest, as well as data storage in certified datacenters that are housed around the globe. 
  2. Affordability: There numerous costs associated with local storage that are not present with cloud storage. With local storage, you first have to pay for the equipment, then you have to factor in the cost of paying employees to manage it. 
  3. Recovery: In the event your hardware is lost or damaged, you can use cloud storage to recover the lost data. Cloud storage provides you with backups of original files, plus most providers offer searchable solutions so you can quickly find the files you need. 
  4. Accessibility: Cloud storage gives you the ability to access your files from anywhere with in an internet connection. Most providers offer mobile applications that allow you to upload, download, share and even edit documents from your mobile device. 
  5. Collaboration: Cloud storage also enables multiple people in multiple locations to access and edit the same files. The most efficient cloud storage software offers file versioning and tracking to make sure all users are accessing the latest version of documents. 

Benefits of Citrix ShareFile 

Citrix ShareFile is a cloud storage provider that offers all of the top benefits of cloud storage and more. We use SSAE 16 Type II, SOC2 and ISO 27001 accredited datacenters to store your files, and 256-bit encryption to protect them during storage. Plus we offer more benefits like 24/7 support and email integration. Get started with ShareFile by signing up for your free 30-day trial today!

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Sources:
http://www.toptenreviews.com/services/articles/top-ten-advantages-of-using-online-storage-services
http://www.cloudwards.net/the-risks-and-benefits-of-cloud-storage

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