Outsourced data cloud storage: 5 benefits for business
The use of the Cloud in its various declinations is anything but temporary: businesses increasingly need high-performance data storage in addition to more and more storage space to safeguard the amount of strategic information they hold – an amount that is set to increase year by year. In fact, according to Statista, the total volume of Data used in the world is set to exceed 180 Zettabytes by 2025 (in 2020, equal to 64.2 Zettabytes), an increase approaching 200 percent.
As a result, the storage space needed by an organization can easily make traditional on-premises solutions unaffordable and ineffective, specifically with regards to costs of entry and management difficulties. Consider, for example, monitoring and control of both user access and data itself as well as redundancy for disaster recovery.
The ideal solution is outsourced data cloud storage, which allows enterprises to delegate the burden and complexity of service to a qualified provider.
The benefits of outsourced data cloud storage
The ability to outsource such complex solutions is undoubtedly a major advantage of managed data cloud storage. Let’s see, however, in detail what are the winning features of these solutions.
- HIGH UPTIME
Uptime is the percentage of time during which services (and hardware, in the case of on-premises solutions) are fully operational. Cloud management offers, even at the contractual level, very close to 100 percent uptime and exceedingly fast service reactivation times even in the event of really serious incidents. The possibility of using multi-cloud solutions, then, allows for consistently better performance in this context.
- DEPLOYMENT AGILITY
Today, hosting all of a company’s enterprise data requires infrastructure that approaches, in architecture and complexity, the infrastructure of a full-fledged datacenter. This requires considerable investment both in terms of money and space occupied as well as time (which can often exceed six months). Hosting data in managed cloud data storage allows for considerable reductions in installation and configuration time of the solution.
Especially in an enterprise environment, one of the biggest problems is the unpredictability with which storage needs tend to grow. In traditional solutions, this means risking having to commit to new structural investments to meet growth needs. In Cloud solutions, on the other hand, the resources available, subject to appropriate reshaping of the offering, are theoretically infinite and easy to adjust to one’s needs over time.
- COST MANAGEMENT
Technology, the most advanced technology in particular, has considerable costs, more so when the expense is borne by a single company. The Cloud allows for the most innovative solutions but above all a minimization of risk in terms of acquiring skills and resources. At the same time, it also allows for a more sustainable distribution of costs, since it is not necessary to make the same initial investments that would be needed to acquire the technologies and build an in-house solution.
- MORE FUNCTIONAL CONNECTIVITY
Even in ideal circumstances, especially in Italy, it is highly unlikely that a single company will have the same level of connectivity as a datacenter. Using an outsourced data cloud storage solution also means being able to use better connectivity, both in terms of capacity and latency.
The advantage of comprehensive management
In addition to the typically functional advantages, outsourced data cloud storage also has some features related to the infrastructure itself and the ability of the IT providers offering it to aggregate the needs of multiple enterprises, so as to enjoy economies of scale such that workloads are better distributed and significant cost savings are achieved. In addition, compared to an in-house solution, customers can access advanced analytics tools provided by the provider that give them immediate visibility into their enterprise resources, but also have network state monitoring services typically offered by full service providers such as system integrators, which provide greater efficiency and a better level of control than unmanaged solutions.